Do your shirts and other apparel shrink much?
All of our shirts are made of 100% Pre Shrunk Cotton having undergone a shrinking process during manufacture so that further shrinkage will not occur.
Do your shirts run true to size?
Here are the sizing dimensions in inches for the shirtsand other apparel that we carry:
Tops (Tanks, Tees, V Neck, Long Sleeve)
Small – fits sizes 2-4 Chest to fit 33″ – 35″
Medium – fits sizes 6-8 Chest to fit 34.5″ – 36.5″
Large – fits sizes 10-12 Chest to fit 36.5″ – 38.5″
X-Large – fits sizes 14-16 Chest to fit 38.5″ – 40.5″
XX-Large – fits sizes 18-20 Chest to fit 40.5″ – 42.5″
Bottoms (Yoga and Fitness Pants)
Small – fits sizes 2-4 Inseam: 31.5″
Medium – fits sizes 6-8 Inseam 32″
Large – fits sizes 10-12 Inseam 32″
X-Large – fits sizes 14-16 Inseam 32.5″
What metals do you use to make your Jewelry?
All of our Jewelry is made from Nickel Free .925 Sterling Silver.
Sterling silver is defined as a metal alloy (blend) containing at least 92.5% silver. The most common sterling alloy is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. Tarnish-resistant Argentium™ sterling silver is 1.2% germanium, 6.3% copper and 92.5% silver. Fine silver, sometimes stamped “.999”, is 99.9% pure silver, which means it is softer and more malleable than sterling. Sterling components and jewelry made in the USA are often stamped “sterling.” Goods made for international trade are often marked “925” indicating the 92.5% fineness. “Coin” silver is used in some countries and could be marked “900” or “800” depending on fineness.
Many of your Statues and Plaques are labeled that they are made of “Cold Cast Bronze”. Is this real Bronze? What exactly is Cold Cast Bronze?
Cold-cast bronze, also known as bonded bronze, is a mixture of resin and bronze powder. Sculptures made of cold-cast bronze are created by pouring the resin/bronze mixture directly into a mold. This method of creating sculptures bypasses the lengthy lost wax casting process and is, therefore, an inexpensive alternative to hot-cast bronze.
Are your statues and plaques suitable for outdoor use?
Yes all of our pieces are mdd from high quality resin products and are specially treated, so they can be used for outdoor use.
Some of your art prints say they are “Giclee”, what does this mean?
The Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) – The French word “Giclee” is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb “gicler” meaning “to squirt”. In giclee printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting.
giclée (zhee-clay) n. 1. a type of digital fine-art print. 2. Most often associated with reproductions; a giclée is a multiple print or exact copy of an original work of art that was created by conventional means (painting, drawing, etc.) and then reproduced digitally, typically via inkjet printing. First use in this context by Jack Duganne in 1991, Los Angeles, California
The Term : The term “Giclee print” connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The Giclee printing process provides better colour accuracy than other means of reproduction. Archival quality ensures that the prints are light-fast and non water soluble.
The Process : Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Colour to 12-Colour ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Colour ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
The Advantages : Giclee prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of Giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
The Quality : The quality of the Giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.
Do you take commissions for custom Apparel and Jewelry Designs?
Yes we are happy to discuss any need you may have for custom printed apparel and Jewelry design. Every project is unique so please contact us to discuss your needs so we can give you an accurate quote.
Contact: Michael MacFarlane