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  1. What is a Limited Edition archival print?
  2. Can I get posters and other merchandise available in your stores signed?
  3. Why are your prices so high?
  4. Will the items I buy from your online stores last?
  5. I have a problem with an item I ordered from your online shop. I want an exchange or refund. How do I do that?
  6. Do you do layaways for original pieces?
  7. Can I buy items from your online shops wholesale to sell in my brick and mortar store?
  8. Can I buy your limited edition prints at wholesale prices to sell in my retail store?
  9. Where can I buy your stuff?



  1. What is a Limited Edition archival print?
    The prints which I offer are generally done using an inkjet printer which utilizes inks which are archival (fade resistant)and printed on acid free paper to ensure a print which will last as long as possible without discoloring. Limited Edition means that I have designated that there will only be a certain number of each print made at a particular size. These prints will be hand signed and numbered by me. Please note that the only way to get these limited prints and guarantee authenticity is to buy directly from me.
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  2. Can I get posters and other merchandise available in your stores signed?
    Not directly. I am more than happy to sign things for folks who pay to ship them to me and back to themselves, though. I don't charge for this. If you're local, I could come out on the porch and sign something if you ask nicely and give me advance notice. :-D
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  3. Why are your prices so high?
    The online store prices have a lot to do with what the company assigns as the base price for an item. While you may think the items are pricey and that I must be making a lot of money when I sell something, the reality is that I only get a 10% commission on the retail price for a lot of what is sold. That's usually just a dollar or two on most items and sometimes less than that on small things like buttons and stickers. These meager profits pay for all of the time spent formatting the art for merchandise and keeping up with the store as well as paying the fees for having the store in some cases. The original art prices are where they are because I don't feel artists should short change themselves by selling their originals too cheap. We work hard to create and we deserve to be paid for that hard work just as anyone else does. What you're paying when you buy an already created original is roughly $2.25 per square inch. Sometimes I adjust that up or down depending on the amount of time a piece took, supplies used and/or the amount of detail in it. This is actually middle of the road where pricing for originals is concerned. I've seen artists who charge up to $10 per square inch. My prints are costly because it is costly for me to make them with the high quality materials I use. The amount I charge barely covers my time and materials with a small profit to me when you buy from me in person. When I send to art shows, I make nothing if I only sell one or two at minimum bid because the shipping and panel fees eat that money. So, in short, if I charged any less, I'd REALLY be losing money by the bucket full. Right now, this is my sole income, so I need to not bleed money.
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  4. Will the items I buy from your online stores last?
    If properly cared for, the items from the Cafe Press and Zazzle stores last a decent amount of time. I've got shirts I've had from them for several years that still look good (other than the inevitable spaghetti stains anyway LOL). I highly suggest that folks look at the care instructions if the item comes with any. It'll tell you everything you need to know about caring for clothing items, housewares and other things you buy and maximizing their lifespans. Generally speaking, if you wash it inside out in cold water with no bleach and not on the maximum strength agitation setting, the clothing should last you a good while. Make sure you heed things like "not dishwasher safe", "not for use in microwaves" etc. on the others or you'll end up with a ruined item. If you're not sure on something, contact the site you bought it from. They can answer all of your questions.
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  5. I have a problem with an item I ordered from your online shop. I want an exchange or refund. How do I do that?
    Since I don\'t handle those directly, you would have to deal with the site you ordered from. All of the sites I deal with have refund instructions in their help sections. They usually put refund instructions on your packing slip, too. If you feel the need to return something you\'ve ordered, PLEASE let me know. Since I\'m not present where the manufacturing is done, I have no idea what problems there are if the customers don\'t tell me. If things are brought to my attention, I can address them with the production companies.
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  6. Do you do layaways for original pieces?
    I can, but I'm extremely strict with them. I require 25% down and a payment schedule. If someone misses a scheduled payment or is late paying twice without making arrangements with me or notifying me beforehand, they forfeit all money and lose the piece they had on layaway. It's extra work for me to have to track layaways, so I only want people who are really serious about it starting them up. So, please, don't ask for one if you can't keep up with regular payments and be on time with them. Note that I only allow layaways for originals or purchases of multiple Limited Edition prints totaling $100 or more. I cannot provide layaways or payment plans on any merchandise offered in the various online shops offsite.
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  7. Can I buy items from your online shops wholesale to sell in my brick and mortar store?
    If it's Cafe Press merchandise you're after, we would have to work something out because they only allow bulk purchase discounts to the shop keepers. Zazzle has bulk discount rates for everyone on certain merchandise. For other sites and merchandise, you'll have to pay the price listed on the site or inquire with them about bulk purchases. It varies site to site. I don't do wholesale on my Limited Edition prints because I don't have the facilities to print in that kind of volume.
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  8. Can I buy your limited edition prints at wholesale prices to sell in my retail store?
    Not at this time. Simply put, I print these in home and I don't have the time or resources currently to deal with that sort of volume.
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  9. Where can I buy your stuff?
    Check my Products section for all of the links. ;-)
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