FAQ

The Bottom Line on All Those Things You're Wondering About ....


1. So. What're We Up To Here?

      Let me begin by introducing myself. I am Jon G. Stephenson, proprietor of JaiGieEse PhotoArt

      Before we go any further, allow me to say a few words about my shop name. That first word is sort of a phonetic play on my initials - JGS. So, you pronounce my shop name as if you were just saying my initials - as in, "JGS PhotoArt."

      Now, I tend to look at life through a different window than do most of you. I'd describe my work as "unique," or perhaps, "eclectic." But then, as Barney Fife would say, I may well be two bubbles off plumb. But that's for you to decide - by having a look at my work.

      You've several ways to do that. You may view my portfolio - as a whole, or separated into themed collections. Access them via the"PORTFOLIO" or "COLLECTIONS" buttons on the menu bar at the top of the home page.You'll also note a "FRESH" button on that page-top tool bar. Tap on that one & you'll be taken to our newest image additions.


2. What can I buy here?

      I offer prints in varying sizes on on a nice selection of premium media - which is to say, paper types. You're likely to notice that many of my images are available in what appear to be odd sizes. Y'see, I don't care to be boxed into standard anything. I compose in-camera and I sometimes crop my images during post-processing to create a unique point-of-view. And so, I offer custom prints in sizes to suit the image - hence the unusual size offerings.

      But, now, if you discover an image that you'd like printed in a size other than my listed sizes, well, then drop me a note via my CONTACT page, and I'll fix you right up.


3. Fine Art Prints - Is that all I can buy here?

      Oh, heck, no. I offer several specialty products, including note cards, Christmas cards, day planners and wall calendars - and I am delving into on-line publishing. Just hover your mouse over the "SPECIALTIES" link in the page-top tool bar and , from the drop-down menu, choose from Day Planners / Wall Calendars, Note Cards, and Books to find these items.


4. How do I purchase an image?

      Just click on the thumbnail for any image which catches your eye, on the PORTFOLIO page, any COLLECTION page, or the several feature items you'll find onour HOME PAGE and you'll be taken to a product page, from which you can select size and media. 

      Add those to your cart, and when you're done shopping, Click "Check Out" and you'll be beamed over to a page wherein you'll be able to enter your billing and shipping information, and  specify a payment type - I offer several - and so on. 

      Click "Buy" and you'll soon receive a confirmation email, and a second email will find its way to you when your purchase has shipped.


5. May I license these images?

      Oh, yes. Simply hover your mouse over"COLLECTIONS"  on the page-top tool bar and choose "Royalty-Free Licenses" from the drop-down menu. Make your selections and proceed to check-out. Once you've made your payment, I'll send you an email with a link from which you can download your digital purchase. The details of the licensing agreement are to be found in Section 21 of the "Terms of Service," a handy link to which you'll find in the footer on each page, as well near the bottom of the check-out pages.


6. How do you produce your prints?

      I manufacture my prints with an Epson SureColor P800 wide-format ink-jet printer. The P800 uses Epson's UltraChrome HD ink set - as Epson describes it, "Representing our next generation of photographic ink technology, the all-new nine-color Epson UltraChrome HD ink set resets the standard for photographic imaging excellence. Utilizing newly developed core pigments - including a new Photo Black pigment 1.5x denser than our previous generation - the level of photographic clarity, optical density, and vibrancy represents a new benchmark for Epson.

      "Prints made with the new UltraChrome HD pigment inks are expected to have Album and Dark Storage Permanence Ratings well in excess of 200 years; the prints exhibit high resistance to atmospheric ozone; have very good water-resistance properties; and, the pigment images are extremely resistant to damage caused by storage or display in high-humidity environments."

      I employ five types of premium papers from Red River Paper, as follows: 

68 lb. UltraPro Gloss 2.0 looks and feels just like traditional photo lab paper. UltraPro is a resin coated, photo-base inkjet paper with a brilliant white finish. Bright white papers are particularly good at reproducing deep blacks and higher contrast. You will see a wider color gamut as well as smoother tonal transitions. Your black & white photos will be neutral and crisp.

68 lb. UltraPro Satin 4.0 is textured to a medium depth - just the right amount to enhance your prints without being a distraction.  The big news is that UltraPro Satin is now a brilliant bold white.  Bright white papers are particularly good at reproducing deep blacks and higher contrast.


60 lb. Polar Matte single-sided raises the bar for imaging excellence. This paper brings you professional quality in every sense of the meaning - from the coating to the base stock, Polar Matte is the go-to photo matte when you want the best. Polar Matte features a beautiful soft white printing surface with outstanding ink holdout capabilities. Polar Matte is totally acid-free and its heavy 60 lb.weight makes it desirable for all high-quality photo imaging including portraits and greeting cards. 

66 lb. Polar Pearl Metallic is a truly unique inkjet paper that closely matches the look of photo lab metallic prints. Polar Pearl Metallic features a high gloss finish and a pearlescent base stock that yields an elegant iridescence in your images.

64 lb. Aurora Fine Art Natural - Made using refined 100% cotton, this paper brings elegance, warmth, and nuance to your photography and art prints. This acid-free paper features a pleasing natural white tone and semi-smooth surface. Plus, Aurora Art Natural contains no optical brighteners.


7. What about shipping?

      Well, I've simplified this bit - by offering FREE shipping on nearly all my products. The exception is my wall calendars, daybooks and other books. These items are NOT produced in house, but by my specialty printers. When you visit the Day Planners / Wall Calendars or Books pages, you'll find ordering links in each item listing. These specialty printers will handle billing and shipping at reasonable rates. 

      In any case, you'll get an email, with a tracking number, when your purchase ships.


8. Subscribe to the newsletter?

      By filling out the SUBSCRIBE form on the right side of each page footer, you'll be kept aware of lotsa nifty stuff, including new image additions, new product offerings, special events, and I'll even keep you up to date on where my work may be found in art shows and brick-and-mortar galleries.

      Be sure to look for the handy newsletter sign-up form in the footer on every page in the shop.