Printing, Framing, and Shipping
Standard production time is 7 business days. Expedited orders are accepted in exchange for a small fee.
All prints are archival inkjet pigment prints. Nava works in close collaboration with our friend Chris Cunningham. He runs one of the best fine art printing labs in the Midwest called Loupe . We carefully review files and test prints before sending out any orders.
Photographs are sold framed (nail and hook included). A frame package refers to the components used to frame the artwork. Nava's frame package meets high preservation standards. Volatile humidity levels and direct sunlight are to be avoided when deciding on the location to hang your print. Provided location of artwork is in a reasonable environment- the materials used in the Nava frame package will protect the artwork.
We offer 5 aluminum and 2 wood frame moulding options. The profile/height for all of the moulding is approximately 1.25". The face (i.e. the moulding seen when the framed photograph is straight in front of you) is approximately .5".
We adhere the prints to a thick and rigid mount board. Our mounting technique and choice of mount board prevents waviness and buckling of the print. This particular brand of mount board uses a proprietary technology during construction that prevents acidic buildup in the frame package.
Nava uses only the finest paper stocks available- 100% cotton or pure alpha cellulose. Quality paper ensures the color and details of the photograph reach maximum potential. Inferior paper deteriorates over time and results in a sub-optimal print. Currently, all photographs are printed on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta Satin paper.
We use non-acid and lignin-free materials throughout the frame package, and this includes the mat boards. Our mats are cut-to-size on the best computerized machine in the industry. Every mat is perfectly cut to the correct measurements. The color of the white mat is just right, accentuating the photograph brilliantly.
Non-Glare and UV Protective Glazing
Glazing, the glass/acrylic in a frame package, is important for keeping air pollutants and UV light away from the print. Nava uses acrylic in all of our frame packages. Breakage risk is dramatically reduced when using acrylic compared to glass. Non-glare and UV protective glazing is standard on all Nava frame packages.