How are Watermark edition prints made?
Watermark fine art limited edition reproductions are archival-grade prints. We use premium Elite fine artpaper and pigment-based inks with true colour fidelity. The artist is involved with every step of the process – from choosing which image to publish to approving final colour and quality.
Can I view the artwork in person prior to purchase?
Watermark is an online business however you can view samples of the works in our Murrurundi gallery.
How are artworks authenticated?
Each work on paper is embossed with the Watermark blind stamp. All works on paper from Michael Reid are accompanied with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Your Watermark prints will be delivered unframed in a special protective tube. We recommend framing as soon as possible using acid-free mat board and UV blocking glass. Keep your print in its protective tube until you are ready to frame it. Watermark cannot be held responsible for prints left in their tubes for extended periods of time.
Contact us before placing your order if you’d like to discuss framing options. We can suggest a framer (Australian orders only) or arrange for your print to be delivered direct to your own framer.
How should I handle my print when it arrives?
Your print is printed on an archival, acid-free material. Even the tiniest amount of oil or dirt from your hands can damage your print and rough treatment can scratch or harm the pigments on the surface. For this reason, avoid touching the print unnecessarily and wear cotton gloves when handling.
If you will not be framing work on paper right away, it can be stored flat in a drawer or its original packaging safely for up to 12 months. Your work on paper can be unrolled and flattened by placing it flat with the tissue provided, face down on a clean surface. Weights such as books are ideally distributed evenly over the surface to flatten the work. Keep your work on paper away from direct sunlight and avoid high heat and humidity to conserve its original state.