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Photographs can be supplied as A4 or A3 prints or as digital copies, which will be sent by email. The online watermark does not appear in photographs purchased. All photographs are subject to copyright restrictions and may not be published without permission.
The museum houses some 100,000 items including many famous collections of costumes, military and social history. It was the brainchild of John Kirk, a country doctor and antiquarian who rescued items between 1890 and 1920. In 1935 the collection was donated to the City of York.
We use a high resolution 50 mega pixel Canon camera, mounted on a Guardian stand, which allows us to capture A0 plans comfortably without losing any clarity or definition. Plans larger than A0 are digitally stitched using Adobe Photoshop by experienced reprographic staff. Images are captured at a minimum resolution of 300dpi as TIFFS using Phase One capture software.
Paper copies at A4 and A3 size are printed on 120gsm high quality matt paper using good quality printing ink.
Paper copies larger than A3 (A2 up to A0) are printed on 170gsm high quality matt coated paper, using UV inks which do not fade or lose colour over time.
Photographs are printed on 300gsm satin and gloss paper.
All orders will be dispatched within 3 working days