Gusha Pro offers giclée print services including the manufacture of acrylic face mounts, canvas printing & stretching, giclée printing on archival cotton rag papers, and photo print and artwork scanning and repair work.
Frequently Asked Questions
We send orders Australia wide and also to many other countries including the UK, USA, Germany, Hong Kong and New Zealand.
For postage to Sydney & Newcastle destinations we use two courier companies who we find are reliable and careful with fragile goods. For consignments sent beyond these areas we use an agent who uses a range of couriers (Startrack, TNT, etc) dependent on parcel dimensions and delivery destination. We do occasionally use Australia Post.
Yes we can provide tracking numbers.
Print only photo and art paper printing has turnaround of 1-2 days. Larger orders and/or larger prints may take 4-5 days. Turnaround time for canvas prints is 7-10 days. Acrylic face mounts have a two week turnaround.
Acrylic finish - a 'glass' like finish, reflective, a very contemporary looking finish. They are heavier which can have implications for hanging and freight.
Canvas finish - a matte, non-reflective finish. They are light and easy to hang. They're also more affordable than acrylic.
We expect both products to look great for a very long time - 50+ years.
Turnaround time is somewhat dependent on size but volume is more likely to increase turnaround time.
We wrap them in bubble wrap with protective cardboard corners. We then add protective cardboard to protect against impact. The package is then finished with freight details including the delivery address.
You can calculate rates to various countries using Australia Post. Depending on the size, we’ll charge an additional $5-10 for handling and packaging to these rates.
We use JPEG and TIFF formats for printing. JPEG is preferred due to the compact file size. There is no difference in print quality between JPEG and TIFF file formats.
Yes or you can send the files to us online using this Hightail link.
I am interested in printing some images on acrylic. I see you have a method to upload the images, so I’d like to know what you require to process the order and also for me to make payment?
We need a JPEG file, your name and a contact phone number. We also need a delivery address if you need prints sent to you. We will email order details back to you with payment instructions. You can pay by Visa or MasterCard over the phone or by direct deposit to our bank account using your internet banking.
Do you know any websites I can buy the image and you can print and mount it on acrylic for me? I need a rectangular size of at least 100cm long I think.
Some good websites to try are:
- www.shutterstock.com (more expensive but high quality)
- www.istockphoto.com (more expensive but high quality)
There are many photos and graphics on these websites. The quality is usually high and photos are available in different resolutions. The size/resolution of photos that you’ll need for good quality printing will need to be approx 3000-3500px (or larger) on the long side.
If I purchased a movie poster print - size approx 27" x 40" (from US - portrait shape) can I get it acrylic mounted?
The short answer is yes we can!
However, there are a few points to consider. When we make the prints to face mount to the acrylic we use a very flat (gloss) paper. The poster you buy may not be as flat on its surface so the poster may not bond as well to the acrylic. This can cause a slight 'haziness' particularly in darker tones. The other thing to realise is that the poster will be trimmed down by approx 5mm on each edge. This may not be too much of a problem as posters usually have generous borders.
Below is a list of picture framers who we've found produce consistent levels of quality and service:
www.atosframing.com.au ph 02 9905 4745
Framing on a Budget
www.framingonabudget.com.au ph 02 9971 8141
www.frameus.com.au ph 02 9020 6070
www.artformaus.com.au ph 02 9979 4159
www.artsmart.net.au ph 02 9949 7477
Poster matte has a matte finish and is slightly cheaper than Ilford Pearl. Poster matte has been selected for cost effective large poster prints. Ilford Pearl has a semi-gloss finish and is a better choice archivally for picture framing. The plastic component of Ilford Pearl provides better rigidity and this paper will last longer and look better over time.
If you have hollow walls made with plasterboard (eg Giproc or drywall) then simple, nail in, brass picture hooks are ideal for pictures with a weight of up to 5-6kg. If you have cement walls you have two options. You can drill in and use 6mm plastic wall plugs and then simply add a screw. The second popular option is buying stick on (eg Command brand hooks) strip hooks. For heavier acrylic pictures we supply two D-ring hangers attached at the back of the picture. Download our guide to picture hanging fixings and options.