Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fuji Crystal Archive & Kodak Metallic Print?

A Fuji Crystal Archive & Kodak Metallic Print is actual photographic paper that is exposed with a digital enlarger and processed in RA-4 chemistry. It is a favorite of demanding professional photographers because of its superb rendering of the colors of nature: blues, greens, and reds; its familiar surface texture; and it has the longest display life of any RA-4 photo paper. Metallic Paper is the prime paper choice for all subjects and styles of photography.

Kozal prefers pearl surface due to its unique properties. Fuji Pearl & Kodak Metallic brings the luster and depth of mother-of-pearl to the print, with natural mica and metal oxides in the paper. It creates a look unlike traditional photo paper, which increases its impact on viewing.

Are the photographs signed?

Yes. If you order the prints directly from STUDIO 391. The Metallic Prints are signed, titled, dated and numbered. The metal prints are signed, titled and dated. A Certificate of Authenticity is available upon request at the time of purchase. If you purchase the print online through the website a signed & numbered "studio stamp" will be mailed to you.

Do the photographs include matting?

Yes. If you order the prints directly from STUDIO 391. Each Fuji Crystal Archive Print includes archival matting with 4-ply, museum grade mats and backing boards making your image frame ready. Expert framing is available from Studio 391, please call for details.

No. If you purchase a print online through the website. A signed & numbered "studio stamp" will be mailed to you and you will have to provide your own matting & framing.

What are the available sizes of the Fuji Crystal Archive Prints? What is the price?

The available sizes through STUDIO 391 are:

11x14" print overmatted to 16x20" = $99.

12x18" print overmatted to 18x24" = $149.

16x20" print overmatted to 22x28" = $199.

20x30" print overmatted to 30x40" = $599.

26x40" print overmatted to 36x50" = $999.

30x45" print overmatted to 40x55" = $1,299.

We can also work with you to create custom size just for your space.

Prices do not include sales tax & shipping.

Can I order loose prints online?

Yes, loose prints are available to order online.

If you purchase a loose print online through the website, a signed & numbered "studio stamp" will be mailed to you and you will have to provide your own matting & framing.

You can see sizes and prices when you click the "Buy" button.

What is a metal print?

A selection of images are offered as a metal print. Metal prints are created using a dye-sublimation process. A print is made using dye-sublimation inks on a sheet of transfer paper, which is then placed onto an aluminum panel that is coated with a special polymer. A heat press is used to apply pressure at about 400 degrees Fahrenheit that causes the dye to be embedded right onto the surface of the metal. Due to this unique process the images appear to be illuminated from behind allowing the image to take on an almost magical luminescence.

Metal prints are glassless and frameless and float ½" from the wall. No need to buy a frame; it is ready for immediate hanging. These works are easy to care for since the surface is ultra-hard and scratch-resistant. Fingerprints wipe off easily with a microfiber cloth. They can also be cleaned with any commercial glass cleaner and soft cloth. Like any fine art print, metal prints should not be exposed to direct sunlight or high outdoor temperatures.

What are the available sizes of the metal prints? What is the price?

The available sizes are:

4 x 6" = $59.

4 x 12" = $79. (Panoramic Images)

5 x 7" = $70.

6 x18" = $110. (Panoramic Images)

8x10" =$85.

8x12" = $99.

8x24" = $179. (Panoramic Images)

11x14" = $159.

12x18" = $189.

12x36" = $320. (Panoramic Images)

14x40" = $399. (Panoramic Images)

16x20" = $249.

16x24" = $299.

20x24" = $349.

20x30" = $399.

20x60" = $1,300. (Panoramic Images) plus shipping

24x36" = $649.

26x40" = $849.

30x40" = $899.

30x45" = $999.

30x90" = $2,800. (Panoramic Images) plus shipping

40x60" = $1,800.

40x90" = $3,200.  (Panoramic Images) plus shipping

Prices do not include sales tax & shipping.

A note about the Metal Mushroom Prints

If you would like to have your metal mushroom print on the "sheer surface", like at STUDIO 391.

Please order directly from STUDIO 391. Unfortunately the "sheer surface" is not available for ordering online at this time.

Can I purchase Canvas Prints and other prints ready to hang?

Yes, there is a wide variety of "prints ready to hang" that you can order online.

There is Traditional Canvas, Stretched Canvas, Flat Mounted Canvas, ThinWraps & Metal Prints.

When you order one of these prints online a signed "studio stamp" will be mailed to you for the back of the print.

You can see sizes and prices when you click the "Buy" button.

Do you offer prints on an approval basis?

We are pleased to offer Virtual Wall Preview - a 'try before you buy' option for your favorite Paul Kozal image prior to purchase. Just follow these easy instructions by clicking here.

How long will it take to receive my photograph?

If the print is ordered from STUDIO 391 and is in inventory we can ship it quickly. If it is not in inventory and you are ordering online please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of your photograph. Prints must be paid in full prior to shipping.

Where do you ship?

We ship anywhere. 

How much will it cost to ship?

It depends on the size of the piece. Please contact us for a free shipping quote.

Online orders will be given a shipping price at check out.

What if I'm not completely satisfied with my photograph?

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your photograph you may return it within 7 days for a full refund. Please ask about our return policy prior to placing your order.

What happens if my package arrives damaged?

We professionally pack and ship the photographs but if your shipment should arrive damaged please contact us immediately at 707.884.9065 or email us at so we can get you another photograph and file a claim with the carrier.

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