Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding our artwork.
The edition size refers to the number of times a particular print can be manufactured. All editions by Sqra are limited to 10 pieces per size, and the total run per design or photograph will not exceed 50 prints, which may or may not include custom sizes.
For example: if a piece is available in 5 sizes, each size would be limited to 10 reproductions for a total of 50 prints in circulation.
An acrylic face mount is a frameless way to display art. A metallic or glossy print is sandwiched between a sheet of aluminium di-bond or sintra and a sheet of crystal clear acrylic. The three pieces are fused together to offer a unique and modern finish to our artwork.
Your piece will have enhanced color and a three dimensional appearance due to the acrylic being affixed directly to the print. The face mount is hung with an "invisible" floating frame that gives the appearance your print is floating off the wall.
No. Because the plexiglass, aluminium and/or sintra backing cannot be removed without damaging the print, plexi face mounting is not an archival or conservation display option. However, your image is printed using archival inks and top quality papers, and the plexiglass is UV-resistant.
There are many reasons to choose an acrylic piece instead of a regular framed print.
By attaching the acrylic directly to the print, a sense of depth is achieved resulting in an almost 3D effect. Reflections may also be diminished compared to a regular framed image.
Sometimes with regular glass covering your prints, the result can be a dull image. With a face mount, the combination of the glossy or metallic paper and the high shine acrylic results in vivid, rich colors every time.
Your face mount is created using the same top of the line inks, papers, and acrylic used in custom framing. This means the image is equal to a framed print in longevity and quality.
Once the image is mounted onto the acrylic, there is no chance of moisture, dust, or other problematic particles working their way between the clear cover and your print - the image will remain just as uninterrupted and clear as the day it was delivered.
Your artwork can be cleaned with a soft cloth and water. Do not use window/glass cleaner. Ensure the cloth is free of debris that might scratch the plexiglass. If you feel you need more than water, cleaners especially for acrylic glass can be found online and in certain stores.
The production time for your order is approximately 14 business days. Depending where you live, shipping typically takes anywhere from one to 7 days or longer.
Shipping varies based on location, size and weight. Larger pieces also require a wooden crate to ensure safe arrival. Please inquire to receive a quote before purchasing.
Roughly 2Ib/Sqft, for example a 36x24 inch Face mount will be roughly 12Ib.
Diamond dust refers to a unique and captivating technique used by some artists to enhance the visual impact of their work. It involves incorporating real diamond particles or diamond-like crystals into the artwork's surface, typically by mixing them with a transparent medium like paint, resin, or varnish. When applied to the artwork, this mixture creates a shimmering, sparkling effect as light interacts with the tiny diamond particles, resembling the glint of real diamonds.
Diamond dust can be applied to various types of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, and prints. It's often used to add an extra layer of luxury and allure to a piece, as the sparkling effect can catch and reflect light in a mesmerizing way. The technique became particularly popular in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, with artists like Andy Warhol experimenting with diamond dust to add glamour to his work.
While the term "diamond dust" implies the use of real diamonds, in reality, the particles used are often finely crushed glass crystals. This is because the particles need to be small enough to create the desired sparkling effect without overpowering the artwork.
Overall, this technique aims to captivate viewers by creating a sense of opulence and visual interest through the incorporation of light-reflecting particles into the artwork's surface.
LED neon lights are known for their energy efficiency and longevity compared to traditional glass neon lights. On average, LED neon lights can last anywhere from 30,000 to 100,000 hours of usage, depending on factors such as the quality of the LED lights, the operating conditions, and how well they are maintained.
Here's a breakdown of the approximate lifespan based on daily usage: - 30,000 hours: If used for 8 hours a day, LED neons could last around 10 years. - 50,000 hours: With 8 hours of daily use, they could last around 17 years.
It's important to note that LED neon lights gradually degrade over time, which means they might not burn out suddenly like traditional bulbs. Instead, their brightness may diminish over the course of their lifespan. The quality of the LED components, the design of the neon sign, and the environment in which they are used can all impact their lifespan.
Higher-quality LED neon lights and signs tend to have better heat dissipation and more efficient components, which can contribute to a longer lifespan. Additionally, proper maintenance, such as cleaning the lights and ensuring good ventilation to dissipate heat, can help prolong their life.
Keep in mind that these are general estimates, and actual lifespans can vary based on specific product specifications and usage conditions. Always refer to the manufacturer's specifications and guidelines for accurate information about the lifespan of the LED neon lights you're considering.
In short, the answer is yes; if your LED neons burn out, the LED neon tubes can be replaced.
There is of course an associated fee to servicing the artwork which varies depending on a few factors, including but not limited to the complexity of the piece, the size, the technique used, the technology, physical location of the artwork, etc.
Please inquire for further details.
All of the gold leaf we use is real 24K gold.
- Imitation Gold Leaf: Imitation gold leaf, also known as synthetic gold leaf or composition gold leaf, is typically made from a combination of metals such as copper, zinc, and aluminum. These metals are often alloyed to resemble the color and appearance of genuine gold.
- Real 24k Gold Leaf: Real 24k gold leaf is made from pure gold that has been hammered into thin sheets. It is true gold without any alloying metals, making it the most valuable and authentic form of gold leaf.
- Imitation Gold Leaf: Imitation gold leaf closely resembles the appearance of real gold leaf but may have a slightly different color or sheen due to the presence of other metals.
- Real 24k Gold Leaf: Real gold leaf has the unmistakable appearance of pure gold, with a rich, warm color and a distinct luster that is difficult to replicate.
- Imitation Gold Leaf: Imitation gold leaf is significantly less expensive than real 24k gold leaf due to its composition of less valuable metals.
- Real 24k Gold Leaf: Real gold leaf is more expensive because it consists of pure gold, which has a higher intrinsic value.
- Imitation Gold Leaf: Imitation gold leaf is generally more robust and less delicate than real gold leaf.
- Real 24k Gold Leaf: Real gold leaf is extremely delicate and requires careful handling.
Longevity and Durability:
- Imitation Gold Leaf: Imitation gold leaf may tarnish or fade over time due to the presence of alloying metals.
- Real 24k Gold Leaf: Real gold leaf does not tarnish or corrode, making it highly durable and suitable for long-lasting applications.