Terms & Conditions

Website accuracy

I do my very best to make sure all pricing, sizing and website wording and functionality are correct, but naturally there is always the possibility of errors occurring. If any errors occur it would be wonderful if you could inform me asap and I will rectify the mistake.

Returns Policy

We are happy to offer our customers a 15 day money back guarantee should you be in any way unhappy with your purchase.

 “I want you to be totally happy with your purchase!”

Security

Michael Scott Lees is dedicated to keeping your details private. Any information that I collect in relation to you is kept strictly secured. I only use this information to identify your orders, provide you with my quarterly updates and upcoming imagery. From time to time, generic order information (ie: print size, image choice etc) may be used to allow us to better understand market trends and enable us to better service our customers.

Your Framer

If your framer damages the artwork when framing please have them contact me and I can produce another at a reduced price at the framers expense. If you have any other issues in regards to the framing side of things I’m only to happy to help.

How Long Will The Prints Last

All the print media I offer, with regards to image quality and their fade resistance, are one of the best, if not the best, on the market today. “Archival-Prints”/”Giclee Prints” are Museum-quality Fine-Art prints. These prints are made with an ultra-high-resolution fine-art printer, using the very finest archival inks and papers. Independent testing by Wilhelm Imaging Research Inc. (a world-leader in image-longevity testing) has established that these “Archival Prints”/”Giclee Prints” will last around 200 years before any noticeable shift in color integrity occurs. This longevity is achieved when stored in total darkness and under the right atmospheric conditions.

Under standard office lighting (which is one of the lowest forms of lighting), with no outside light,  color integrity will have around the following longevity.

Media                                                    Framed under glass         In darkness with best atmospheric conditions

Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)            85years                                              300 years

Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper (260)            83 years                                             200 years

Epson Premium Semi matt Photo Paper (260)     83 years                                             200 years

 

Media                                                               No glass              In darkness with best atmospheric conditions     

Epson Premium Canvas – Satin no coating          46 years                                             200 years

Epson Premium Canvas – Satin with coating      60 years                                             200 years

The reality of having any artwork, whether it be painting, sketches, giclee prints etc, is that the greater exposer to light, the more an artwork will fade. Once again the reality of how long one of my printed media pieces will last, before signs of fading, is heavily dependent on the amount of light and also the type of light that the piece is exposed too. The data above will give you a basic idea of the pieces longevity. But if you get any direct sun light on an artwork its longevity is drastically shortened. So to be able to quantify accurately how long will my printed imagery lasts in a room that gets an average amount of ambient sunlight is hard to answer as all rooms receive differing amounts and intensities of sunlight      .

I need to state again that everything fades, painting, sketches, giclee prints.