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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 All photographs are subject to copyright restrictions and may not be published without permission.
View across the abandoned harbour at Port Mulgrave. The harbour was built in the 1850's by Charles Palmer, the founder of Palmers shipyard in Jarrow. The harbour allowed the shipment of local iron ore to Jarrow, from nearby Grinkle mine. Cheaper foreign ore brought the mine to close in the 1920's and led to the harbour being abandoned.
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