About Gardner Museum Custom Prints
Our custom print boutique offers hundreds of image choices from the Isabella Stewart Gardner collection. Specify size, substrate (paper or canvas) and framing options and we will print and ship your order directly to your address. All orders are made in the USA; please note that returns and exchanges cannot be accepted for framed orders.
About the Products
Color Management:
Color management is the most critical aspect of this program. Our prints match the colors of the original work of art as closely as digital technology will allow, and reproductions have much greater depth of color than can be achieved with traditional (nondigital) printing processes.
Prints on Paper:
Using high-resolution, large-format, 12-color printers, we apply archival-quality inks to acid-free and lignin-free 230gsm coated fine art paper. The bright white base and smooth matte finish of the paper guarantee the color accuracy of the images. Optional framing includes a three-inch double mat made from 4-ply buffered matboard in a natural white color, and top-of-the-line acrylic glazing ensures safety in shipping.
Prints on Canvas:
Printed on hand-stretched canvas over wood stretcher bars that are assembled in the exact proportions of the selected work of art, these reproductions cover the entire front surface without cropping at the edges and are ready to hang framed or unframed. A frame hides the side edges of the stretcher, whereas unframed canvases have deeper side edges (1.5 inches) that are tinted a natural off-white. The bright white canvas guarantees the color accuracy of the reproduction. Printed with archival quality pigment inks on high-resolution, large-format, 12-color printers, the heavy, 350 gsm, acid-free, cotton canvas has a tight, natural weave. A semi-matte UV coating is applied after printing both for protection and to enhance the depth and richness of the image.
About the Collection
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum displays an art collection of world importance, including works that rank among the most significant of their type. Isabella Stewart Gardner collected and carefully displayed a collection comprised of more than 2,500 objects - paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, drawings, silver, ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, photographs and letters from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world and 19th-century France and America. Built to evoke a 15th-century Venetian palace, the Museum itself provides an atmospheric setting for Isabella Stewart Gardner's inventive creation.