FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is an "repeatable original"?
This refers to a print being hand-overlaid with paint, gesso, tea staining, India ink, or metallic leafing to create slight variations from one to the next, while maintaining an identical process for a limited edition of the image (typically 100.) Each one is completed with an embossing and authenticity label which is signed and numbered by the artist.
How many "editions" are there of each image?
Images larger than 30x30 are limited to editions of 100. This allows for the work to maintain and increase in value over time. Unlimited editions also come with a signed authenticity label and embossing.
How do I know what size and frame works best for each image?
The founders curate each image and make recommendations for an optimal size, frame style and hand treatment that they believe best highlights the image. This information is indicated on each image page in the look book.
What is the media on which the images are printed?
The image is printed on archival rag paper or Belgian linen and hand treated to achieve its one of a kind essence. Selected pieces are hand painted directly onto velvet and other premium textiles.
What is hand treatment?
Hand treatment refers to the work of applying paint, gesso, metallic leaf or India ink to the surface of paper, linen, or other textiles to achieve a unique, one of a kind appearance.
What is a liner?
Depending on the image, media, and/or hand-treatment involved, we sometimes choose to add a liner, which creates space between the image and the glass. This allows the image to breathe and not be pressed tightly against the glass.
What is a fillet?
A fillet is a decorative detail (often gold) added to the inside edge of the frame which further highlights the image and adds another layer of sophistication to the overall presentation.
Does the price change if I custom order a frame, liner or fillet?
No. Prices are determined based on the size of the image.
We do offer additional pricing options for images that are unframed, gallery-wrapped, or framed in an acrylic box. These options may be found in the Custom Pricing Guide.
What is meant by bespoke framing?
Upon request, ZBC creates handmade frames in their studio which feature hand-treated surfaces. Often times they are carved, stained, leafed, or otherwise manipulated to create an especially unique appearance. There is no additional charge for this option.
What kind of glass is used to frame the artwork?
Images smaller than 30” x 45” are typically framed with glass. Images larger than 30” x 45” are typically framed with acrylic. Non-glare glass may be ordered for an additional fee.
How long is the lead time to order works from ZBC?
The lead time is generally 6-8 weeks. For unframed art, the lead time is generally two weeks.
Can an order be fulfilled more quickly?
Yes. Rush orders may be placed with an additional fee.
How much does shipping cost?
Typically, shipping fees are approximately 15% of the cost of the artwork. This can vary up and down slightly depending upon where it’s being delivered and the overall size of the shipment.