What is a limited
A limited edition print is a reproduction taken from an
original painting. It is a limited edition by the fact that
only so-many copies are made, this can be as little as 10
or as many as tens of thousands. The fewer the edition the
rarer the print is. The print run is a one of and once all
the prints are sold no more are made.
What is the GAvA or the ASAA
GAvA. is the Guild of Aviation Artists, a group of probably
the best aviation artist in the United Kingdom. If you are
a budding aviation artist then this is an organisation you
aspire to be recognised by. The ASAA is the American Society
of Aviation Artists, the North American version of GAvA.
John Young, Anthony Cowland and Ronald Wong are all very
highly regarded artists within the GAvA, with Ronald Wong
also a member of the ASAA
Do you ship to countries outside the
Yes we do, over the years we have delivered prints to countries
all over the world. The prints are extremely well packed
so they will arrive at their destination in A1 condition.
Do I have to add postage and packing
to the price
No you do not. All the postage and packing is included in
the price even to countries outside the UK.
How are the prints shipped
They are sent rolled in a very strong cardboard tube. The
print itself is wrapped in acid free tissue paper to protect
the image and then rolled with another layer to further
protect the print. End caps are taped down with a further
protection of tissue at either end of the tube. Receipts
and Certificate of Authenticity are also enclosed in the
Can I send a print as a gift
Yes you can. We can send the print direct to a person of
your choice with a personal message* be it happy retirement,
happy birthday etc with best wishes from yourself. The receipt
will be sent separately to you the purchaser. (* We reserve
the right to refuse messages that we feel may be rude, inappropriate
or offensive to either ourselves or the person you are sending
the print to).
How many prints do you send in a
The maximum prints we will send in one tube are
two. If you order more than that we will send them in more
than one tube.
Do you offer a framing service
No we don’t. You can however get your print framed
at your local framing shop where you will get advice on
the hundreds of frame styles available on the market. Our
advice when framing is to either single mount or double
mount your print so the image is not directly against the
glass. Also as a guide pick a colour in the print for the
mount colour and choose the frame to suite your room.
Where should I not hang my print
There are certain places you should never hang your print
or any other picture for that matter. Never on a wall which
is subject to direct sunlight. No printing process known
to man can stand up to the fading that occurs when direct
sunlight is inflicted on it over a period of time. Never
over a source of heat such as a room heater or radiator
as this tends to warp the mounts and makes your framed print
look rippled. Never expose your print to moisture such as
a bathroom or kitchen.
I want to collect prints but do not
intend to get them framed how is the best way to store them
Once you receive your print carefully remove it from the
tube and packing. Unroll your print very carefully and check
that you are happy with it. Replace the layer of tissue
over the surface and place a weight evenly over the surface
to straighten out your print. A few books should be enough
for this. Leave it for a day or two and your print should
then be flat. Store your print in a dry place away from
dirt or dust that may scratch the image.
I have a question about a print that
does not appear here. What shall I do
You can contact us at SAPI by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a Remarque
A remarque is a sketch personally drawn by the
artist on the white border of the print. These are very
popular with collectors as they greatly enhance the value
of their limited edition print. A very small number of these
are generally made available as the time taken to draw them
What is a Special Remarque
A special remarque is unique to us at SAPIart.
It is the chance to commission your own very individual
sketch by the artist which will appear on the white border
of the print. It will be larger with more detail than a
regular remarque and will only be created once on that print
run. Due to the nature of this product it is very time consuming
and therefore only five will be made available for each
limited edition with this option.