How much do the prints cost?

20″ Medium prints £800 – £1,200

30″ Medium-Large prints £1,300 – £1,500

40″ Large prints £2,300 – £2,500

50″ X-Large prints £3,300 – 3,700

Are the prints limited editions?

Yes, they are. The David Steen Archive provides limited edition prints from original transparencies and negatives. A print is produced in a limited number from the original artwork under the direct supervision of the Archive’s guardian. Prints are stamped and numbered. The number of prints is strictly limited to the number in the edition. No further prints are ever produced. Contact the Archive should you wish to learn which edition number is currently available.

What are the edition numbers?

20″ Medium prints – editions of 48 or 50

30″ Medium-Large prints – editions of 30

40″ Large prints – editions of 20

50″ X-Large prints – editions of 10

What photographic papers do you use?

The colour images are printed onto Digital C-Type prints on Fuji Crystal Archive paper and our Black & White silver gelatin prints are on fibre-based paper ‘Harman Galerie FB Digital’.

Where are the prints printed?

All prints are bespoke and printed by Metro Imaging in London.

Do you provide trade discounts for Interior Designers?

Yes, we do provide trade discounts. To qualify, you must be a bona fide interior designer; we require details of your proof of trade.

Are David’s prints a sound investment?

Yes, any print acquired from The David Steen Archive is a wise and sound investment due to the rarity of the image and the print. David Steen has kept full copyright of his entire photographic collection. These images can only be acquired in print form via this website.

Will the prints have watermarks on them?

No, images on this website are watermarked for copyright reasons. The original prints will not have the watermarks on them.

How are the prints presented to a client?

12 and 20 inch prints are stamped/embossed by the estate, then carefully enfolded in acid free tissue paper and supplied flat in an acid free 4mm 3-ply box (ideal for gift wrapping). 30, 40 and 50 inch prints are also stamped/embossed by the estate, then carefully enfolded in acid free tissue paper and inserted into a rigid 4mm thick protective cardboard tube for delivery abroad.

Professional dry mounting of the prints is highly recommended and can be arranged at no extra cost to clients within the UK. The print would not only be protected from moisture but would also lay perfectly flat; ready for framing. However, this makes the overall size awkward for transportation, so if you’re overseas, it is best for us to send a rolled print directly to your framers and let them carry out the works. You just need to make sure that they are fully insured as we would not be responsible for any damages that may occur during the mounting and framing process.

If you are based in the UK we can most certainly assist you with the framing.

Do you frame the prints?

Photographic prints acquired from The David Steen Archive are not supplied to the client framed. However, we have very strong relationships with professional framers should you require assistance.

Where can you ship to and how long does it take?

The David Steen Archive can ship to any UK or international address. Please allow up to 28 working days for us to process, print, sign, pack and ship your limited edition.

What shipping method do you use?

Metro Imaging based in Central London use an experienced shipping service to deliver the boxed and rolled prints. Great care is taken to ensure prints are well protected and efficiently delivered. Acid free tissue paper protects prints from scratching/creasing. Metro also offer a vast array of delivery options to suit the recipient’s preference. Shipping is free worldwide for unframed prints only.

How much will the postage/shipping cost?

We proudly provide shipping worldwide and this service is free of charge to our customers, however, there would most certainly be a cost for prints that have been framed. Please contact the Archive should you wish your print(s) to be framed.

Can I track the progress of my delivery?

When your shipment has been despatched you will receive an email indicating when to expect delivery. Your tracking number will be included in the email so you can track your delivery online.

Can I provide separate billing and delivery addresses?

Yes, you can provide any delivery address, even a work address. However, please bear in mind that someone will have to be present to accept delivery, as a signature is required. This could be a neighbour, relative or even a concierge.

Which payment methods do you accept?

The David Steen Archive accepts credit card payments online via this website. We also accept bank transfers and Paypal. Should you experience any difficulty with the online payment process please contact the archive.

Which payment cards do you accept?

You can pay using: Visa Debit/Delta, Mastercard, Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro, Diners Club, JCB, Laser.

What about my privacy?

The David Steen Archive is firmly committed to respecting your privacy. Please rest assured, we will never share your details with any third party.

Can I order with complete confidence?

Yes, you can acquire prints from The David Steen Archive with complete confidence as we are passionate about delivering the highest quality digital fibre prints. We strive to ensure our clients are entirely happy with their purchases, and that any transaction between our client and the Archive is absolutely seamless.

What is your returns policy?

The David Steen Archive offers a 14 day money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with your edition. You can return it for a full refund or replacement. Important: Should you wish to return your print you must notify Patrick within 24hrs from the date of delivery either by telephone on +44 (0)7971 968268 or by email: patrick@davidsteen.co.uk  The print must also be returned to us within 14 days from the date of delivery. It must be returned in it’s original packaging and posted by recorded delivery along with a tracking number. You will be shown our returns policy towards the end of the payment process and you will be requested to tick a box to acknowledge that you accept our returns policy.

Does The David Steen Archive maintain the copyright of a purchased print?

Yes, the images on this website must not be downloaded, published or reproduced in any way without full written consent from both Gina Steen and Patrick Steel of The David Steen Archive.

What mounting & framing would you recommend?

• We recommend that prints at 30 inches and over should ideally be professionally dry/cold mounted to perfectly flatten the print. Mounted onto either Kappa board or sheets of Aluminium.
• We also recommend that prints should be window mounted using a Fine Art Trade Guild Conservation level approved mount board, such as: Arqadia 58001, Snow White (or any other colour), 2000 micron mount board.
• Glass – May we suggest ‘Artglass’, it will be more expensive than regular glass but offers much greater protection and reduces reflections considerably.
• Moulding / Frame – This very much depends on your own budget, taste and decor.

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