PRINTS FAQ

How much are your prints?

Single prints and posters are sized* and priced** as follows. Please contact us for wholesale and volume pricing:

  • 8" x 10" print = $25 + shipping.
  • 11" x 14" print = $45 + shipping.
  • 12" x 18" print = $60 + shipping.
  • 16" x 20" print = $65 + shipping.
  • 18" x 24" poster-print = $99 + shipping.
  • 12" x 36" panoramic print = $110 + shipping.
  • 18" x 24" posters = $12.99 + shipping.

* Size includes integrated mat, where applicable.
** Prices subject to change without notice.

Do you have a store or public studio where I can see your prints?

At this time, Mason Dixon Photography is strictly an online business entity, and we do not have a public showroom. There are some shops in Gettysburg and elsewhere which carry selected posters and prints, however this website has a much larger selection to choose from, including our most recent images.

Do you offer military / veteran's discounts?

We are grateful to the men and women of our military, and we thank you all for your service and sacrifice to keep us all safe and free. Mason Dixon Photographer is happy to provide a 20% discount* on any print or poster order to anyone who can provide proof of current or former military service. Please contact us for details, and to receive a special coupon code for your 20% discount.

* Sorry, but this discount does not apply to commissioned works.

What is an 'integrated mat' and why do you use them?

An integrated mat looks like a traditional mat, including an opening that appears to be beveled, but it is actually a part of the print. Our integrated mats so closely resemble standard mats that customers have held our prints in their hands without being aware it was NOT a traditional mat until we pointed it out to them!

In the past, Mason Dixon Photography mounted each of our prints in an acid-free archival quality mat and backer board. We used only photo-safe adhesives, and it took roughly 15 minutes to mount each print. The time and expense of these mats added significantly to production costs - and to the price we had to charge our customers. The integrated mats we now employ look just as good (or better) than the traditional mats, and they allow us to sell our prints at roughly HALF the price!

Of course, if you prefer traditional mats you can still use them instead of (or in conjunction with) the integrated matting. The choice is yours!

If there is an integrated mat on my print, what size is the actual image?

Our integrated mats provide a border around the central image, much like a traditional mat. The dimensions cited with each print include this border, and the actual size of the central image is somewhat smaller, and based on the aspect ratio of the image. So, to give some examples:

  • 8x10 print with faux mat has a central image of (roughly) 5x7
  • 11x14 print with faux mat has a central image of (roughly) 8x10
  • 16x20 print with faux mat has central image of (roughly) 11x14
  • 18x24 print with faux mat has central image of (roughly) 12x18

Please keep in mind that images with a wider aspect ratio may have slightly larger borders at the top and bottom than on the sides.

Do you offer volume discounts or wholesale pricing?

Yes, we offer wholesale pricing to retailers, and volume discounts for  people purchasing 10 or more of the same size prints. Please contact us for details.

Do you sell framed prints?

Due to the high probability of breakage during shipping, we do not sell framed prints. However, all of our prints are standard sizes, so you can easily find inexpensive, pre-made frames to fit them at craft stores, housewares stores, department stores and even 'big box' stores like Walmart and Target.

What is the difference between a poster and a poster-print?

MDP posters are produced using vegetable and soy-based inks, and utilizing heavy 100 lb. paper that contain up to 55% post-consumer recycled content, with the remaining content from sources that practice sustainable forestry. They are treated with a protective, glossy aqueous coating, and are typically printed in batches of 1,000. By ordering such large quantities, we are able to offer high quality posters at an affordable price. Each poster is inspected to be free from defects, then hand-rolled, placed in a clear polypropylene sleeve and then in a heavy cardboard tube for safe shipment.

Because it is very expensive to produce large quantities of a poster design, and not every design will have broad enough appeal to warrant mass production, we also offer poster-prints. These are poster layouts that are printed on a one-at-a-time basis, using the finest archival-quality photo-paper (rated for 100+ years of longevity in typical household display). This professional grade medium is much heavier than what is used for our posters, and is of a significantly higher quality than what is possible with the offset printing used for mass production. Poster prints are available in either a standard 18" x 24" or 16" x 24" size, depending upon the dimensions of the design, and are collector's items due to the small number produced.

Aside from the differences in quality, quantity and price, there is another difference - posters are shipped rolled, in a plastic sleeve and heavy cardboard mailing tube, while poster-prints are shipped flat, in an archival-quality polypropylene sleeve which is sandwiched between two sheets of rigid cardboard (or in a box, for multiple print orders).

What is your turn-around time on print orders?

Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of your print orders. In most cases your prints will be delivered sooner than that, but we use an out-of-state professional photo lab for our processing, and there are occasionally delays. Once your prints arrive here, they will be packaged and shipped within 2 business days, using USPS Priority Mail, which takes 2 days to most locations in the continental United States. You will receive a tracking number in your shipping confirmation email.

What happens if my print is damaged in shipping?

The shipping cost of each print order includes postal insurance in the amount of your order, to protect both you and Mason Dixon Photography in the event of damage during shipment. If your print arrives damaged, please contact us so we can arrange return the damaged print(s) for replacement.

Why are your prints more expensive than the ones I get at Walmart or my local pharmacy?

Mason Dixon Photography uses a professional out-of-state photo lab, and only the finest archival-quality photo-paper. Unlike standard digital photo printing, which applies ink to the surface of the paper, our prints are exposed with light and then developed in the classic silver halide process used by professional photo labs around the world. The end result is a print of exceptional clarity, contrast and color reproduction, which is rated for a longevity of 100+ years in typical household display.

MDP prints are a bit more expensive, but we feel the extra expense is justified by their superior quality and longevity.

Have a question that's not answered here? Contact us and we'll do our best to answer it!