Daniel Mitsui  ~  Ordering Instructions & General Information




ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS & GENERAL INFORMATION


Contact me at danmitsui [at] hotmail [dot] com if you have any questions that are not answered here.

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS
NEW COMMISSIONS
NOTES on SHIPPING
NOTES on E-MAIL NEWSLETTER
NOTES on MATERIALS: ORIGINAL DRAWINGS
NOTES on MATERIALS: MILLEFLEUR PRESS ITEMS
NOTES on MATERIALS: BOOKPLATES
NOTES on MATERIALS: GICLÉE PRINTS
NOTES on SIGNATURES & EDITIONS
NOTES on INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY



ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS


You may use the buttons below to pay for drawings or prints via PayPal, debit card or credit card. Be sure to confirm the shipping address.

You may also pay for prints via a check or money order. This should be denominated in USA dollars and made payable to Daniel Mitsui. E-mail me for the mailing address.

I will pay the sales tax for residents of Illinois out of the listed totals. Use taxes levied by states other than Illinois; and import taxes, customs duties, brokerage fees and value added taxes levied by nations other than the USA are the responsibility of the customer to pay. All sales are final.




NEW COMMISSIONS


If you want to commission new artwork, e-mail me at danmitsui [at] hotmail [dot] com. Try to contact me at least six months in advance of when you need the drawing completed. I am unable to accept every project that is proposed to me, so please do not be offended if I decline the commission.



NOTES on SHIPPING


Hand-colored prints are here considered original artwork.

Original artwork is shipped within the USA via Registered Mail, insured for its full value. Original artwork is shipped internationally via whichever means are most appropriate to the specific work of art and its destination.

Prints are shipped within the USA and internationally via Priority or First Class Mail. I do not insure shipments of prints, but I will replace prints lost or damaged in transit at no cost. Please notify me of missing or damaged shipments promptly.

Allow 3-6 weeks for delivery for orders of prints shipped within the USA. Orders of original artwork and orders shipped internationally may take longer to arrive.




NOTES on E-MAIL NEWSLETTER


I subscribe to my e-mail newsletter anyone who places an order through my website or contacts me about a commission. If you do not want to receive this, please just make a note of it on the purchase form or in our correspondence.

The newsletter is sent about four times per year.




NOTES on MATERIALS: ORIGINAL DRAWINGS


Any patron may request a full list of the specific materials used in the creation of an original drawing. To the best of my knowledge, the materials used in the creation of my original drawings are permanent, lightfast and acid-free.

My usual materials include Bristol board, handmade cotton paper, calfskin vellum, goatskin parchment, washi made from kozo or gampi, pigment-based calligraphy ink, sumi ink, technical pens, pencils, 23k gold leaf, palladium leaf, acrylic gesso, Instacoll gilding size and gum ammoniac.




NOTES on MATERIALS: MILLEFLEUR PRESS ITEMS


The broadsides and fine press books issued by Millefleur Press are printed with vegetable oil (linseed, corn or soy) based inks on acid-free papers. The specific inks and papers used are noted on the Millefleur Press web page.



NOTES on MATERIALS: BOOKPLATES


The universal bookplates issued by Millefleur Press and the custom letterpress bookplates that I sell are printed with vegetable oil (linseed, corn or soy) based inks on acid-free papers. They do not have adhesive backing. To paste them into books, I recommend using an acid-free glue that dries flexible (such as bookbinders’ PVA).

To the best of my knowledge, none of the materials used are likely to damage books into which the bookplates are pasted. However, I am not liable for any damage to books that results from putting bookplates in them.




NOTES on MATERIALS: GICLÉE PRINTS


Giclée prints are made on a spray-jet printer from a high-resolution digital scan or photograph. They are printed on acid-free paper (usually Hahnemühle Photorag 308 or Hahnemühle German Etching 310) with Epson Ultrachrome pigmented inks that have been rated for lightfastness to approximately 80 years under good conditions.

Please note that some original drawings were made on goatskin parchment or calfskin vellum, which are not perfectly white, flat or homogenous. Natural variations in the color and thickness of the goatskin or calfskin show up in the giclée prints, especially in the outer borders. These are not smudges or printing errors, but part of the artwork itself.




NOTES on SIGNATURES & EDITIONS


I no longer issue numbered, limited-edition prints. Each open-edition letterpress broadside bears either a printed DM monogram on the front or a DM monogram written in pencil on the back. Each open-edition giclée print bears a DM monogram written in pencil on the back. A monogram or signature serves to identify the print as my work; it does not add to its value.



NOTES on INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY


I retain the copyright to all of my works of art, including those created on commission, unless otherwise negotiated.

If you want to license an image, e-mail me at danmitsui [at] hotmail [dot] com.





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