FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Steve Couper Photography

Who took these photos?

Steve Couper is the photographer and post production editor for all of these photos. Steve is a renowned wildlife photographer and knows the New Zealand wildlife and landscape like no other, often spending days at a time in the wilds of New Zealand to capture just one image that accurately portrays the animal and the environment it lives in. 

What printing & framing options are available?

Chromaluxe Metal

A process called dye sublimation is used to print my images onto ChromaLuxe Aluminium panels. Dye sublimation is a two step process, the first step is printing the image in reverse using sublimation inks onto a transfer paper. The image is then placed on top of the specially coated ChromaLuxe Aluminium panels and put into a large format heat press. The heat press heats up to 170 degrees and applies a ton of pressure which turns the sublimation inks into a gas which then gets infused into the special coating on the ChromaLuxe panels. ChromaLuxe’s unique coating allows prints to be showcased without the need for glass. ChromaLuxe metal prints are scratch resistant, waterproof and easily cleaned. ChromaLuxe metal prints were tested by Wilhelm Imaging Research and achieved a permanence rating of more than 60 years without fading or discolouring.

 

Prints - Museum Quality Cotton Rag

Photo Rag is a museum grade professional 100% cotton rag paper. Our Photo Rag comes in a matte finish with a smooth subtle texture that is acid-free, archival quality and typically 308 gsm in paperweight. Photo Rag paper is the highest quality paper you will find anywhere on the market for large format digital artwork. It simply does not get better than this.

 

Canvases

Exceptional print quality on beautifully textured canvas substrate. Carefully mounted on stretcher frames in sizes up to a spectacular 60x40 (152x102cm). Custom sizes are available.

Canvases do not come with a White Border.

Frames & Glazing

Contemporary mouldings in multiple colours and sizes up to 24 x 36 inch           (61 x 91 cm). All framed prints are glazed with Acrylic which is a great alternative to glass and being 17x stronger than conventional glass enables safe shipping of your print.

If you have a frame with a matt insert I recommend not adding a White Border to your print.

White Border

Frame examples shown are indicative only. The image will be cropped slightly as shown in the examples.

 

What sizes can I buy these prints in?

Chromaluxe Metal - No white border available - Gloss Finish

60 x 40 inch (102 x 152 cm), 45 x 30 inch (76 x 114 cm), 24 x 36 inch (61 x 91 cm), 20 x 30 inch (51 x 76 cm), 16 x 24 inch (40 x 61 cm), 12 x 18 inch (30 x 45 cm) 

Prints - Unframed -

Museum Quality Cotton Rag - with or without White Border

60 x 40 inch (102 x 152 cm), 45 x 30 inch (76 x 114 cm), 24 x 36 inch (61 x 91 cm), 20 x 30 inch (51 x 76 cm), 16 x 24 inch (40 x 61 cm), 12 x 18 inch (30 x 45 cm) 

Prints - Framed -

Museum Quality Cotton Rag - with or without White Border

24 x 36 inch (61 x 91 cm), 20 x 30 inch (51 x 76 cm), 16 x 24 inch (40 x 61 cm),   12 x 18 inch (30 x 45 cm) 

Canvas 

60 x 40 inch (102 x 152 cm), 45 x 30 inch (76 x 114 cm), 24 x 36 inch (61 x 91 cm), 20 x 30 inch (51 x 76 cm), 16 x 24 inch (40 x 61 cm), 12 x 18 inch (30 x 45 cm)

 

Do you offer custom sizing of prints or commissioned work?

Yes. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Can we buy our own frames and just buy the print?

Yes.

Which size fits my room?

 

If you send us a photo of your room to  info@stealthprints.com, we will make a recommendation for you.

 

Wall Murals

Self-Adhesive Wallpaper

An amazing advance forward, our new Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)certified®  wallpaper eliminates the need for conventional wallpaper paste.

  • Simply peel off the backing paper, then apply directly.It has a silky and soft touch for luxury creations with semi-permanent adhesive.
  • Easy to apply – your wallpaper comes in pre-numbered panels and instructions showing you exactly how to hang.
  • Quick to Install – Wide panels (100cm) are easy to install. Your wall mural can be installed in just 2 hours with no clean-up required.
  • Easy to align and re-position due to the thick 290 micron weight.
  • Eco-friendly – our wallpaper is printed with Green Certified Latex inks providing an odourless environment.
  • No special tools required – just a sharp craft knife, a squeegee, and a spirit level.

Wall Art Vinyl

  • Tough wearing and Easy to apply – no air bubbles and repositionable.
  • Easy to reposition – removable adhesive sticks strongly but comes off cleanly.
  • No Mess – no glues or pastes, no brushes or water trays! Because the material is self-adhesive just peel off the backing paper and stick it on the wall.
  • Bright Colours – Prints with bright vibrant colours with a satin finish.
  • Quick to Install – Each panel is between 1000mm and 1200mm wide and custom printed to your wall size.
  • Custom measured – simply provide the dimensions and we’ll make it to fit your wall.

Phototex

  • Easy to apply – no air bubbles and repositionable.
  • Easy to remove – removable adhesive sticks strongly but comes off cleanly.
  • No Mess – no glues or pastes, no brushes or water trays! Because the material is self-adhesive just peel off the backing paper and stick it on the wall.
  • Bright Colours – Prints with bright vibrant colours.
  • Quick to Install – Wide panels (100cm+) are easy to install. Your wall mural can be installed in just 60 minutes with no clean-up required. Most walls will only need 3 panels.
  • Reusable – Can be reused many times and even after being scrunched into a ball; the graphic can be reapplied smoothly.
  • Crease Free – Creases are smoothed out easily when lifted and reapplied.

 

What is your refund and returns policy?

All sales are final. We are unable to process returns and refunds.

 

Royalty Free Agreement

Our standard license agreement is the Royalty-Free license. You pay for the image only once and then you can use the image as many times as you like, with just a few restrictions. This is a one-person license and can be used only by the account owner or his employee, for the company's own projects or clients and cannot be transmitted to another party. Royalty Free licensed images can be used on websites, TV-programmes, for educational projects, in magazines, newspapers, books or booklets, covers for books, flyers, games and any advertising and promotional materials, in either printed or electronic media.

Buying the image (purchasing the license) does not transfer the copyright. We recommend that you credit the photographer when you use an image.

You may not claim that the Media is your own and you may not sell, license for use, or in any way distribute the Media for reuse.