After you buy some frames, your Heart Sutra can look like this.
They should be arranged like this on your wall
About These High-Quality Prints:
These Giclée prints are made using traditional Asian fine art paper. I have invested over $5000 in my new Giclée fine art printer, and use UV inks that are expected to last 90 years if not hung in direct sunlight.
11x14 prints are in stock for immediate shipping. Other sizes are printed and shipped within 1 business day. Delivery within 3 postal days in the USA!
I create these in standard frame sizes like 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, and huge 24x30. These are frame sizes that you can find at any place that sells frames in the USA. Use a coupon at Michaels and you can choose from frames that start at $12 for 11x14. If you need a different USA size or international metric size, just let me know, and we can work out the details.
If you get the standard size, it will be trimmed to exactly 8x10, 10x14 inches, etc. However, if you are going to buy a frame with pre-cut matting, I can create the print on a larger size sheet. For instance: A 16x20 frame with pre-cut matting will usually have a 11x14 hole for the image - If I print a 11x14 image on a 16x20 sheet, it will be much easier to frame (no need for mounting or hinging tape).
This option costs a few dollars extra per print but will make your life easier if you want to buy a frame that has a pre-cut mat.
These images visually explain the difference:
About Paper Choices:
Handmade Grass Fiber
My favorite paper option is Grass Fiber Paper, known in Chinese as Picaozhi (皮草纸). This is a xuān paper (宣紙) with rice straw and fibers pressed into the handmade paper, which gives it a very classic look. The word Picaozhi literally translates as “leather grass paper” because of the warm skin tone and grassy fibers throughout.
The best xuan paper is made from pulp of the Wingceltis (青檀) tree bark and rice straw, and comes from small workshops in the Anhui province of southern China. That’s where I bought this paper.
Wingceltis is in the Cannabaceae family. That’s the same family as hemp, which explains the longevity of this paper (artwork painted on xuan paper hundreds of years ago still hang today in museums around China).
Because a single layer of xuan paper is quite thin, I add a second layer of xuan paper in my shop via a dry-mounting technique. This makes the print much easier to frame, but still flexible enough to roll up for the safest shipping.
Natural White Textured Mulberry
White Fiber Mulberry
Hanji (한지/韓紙) is the name of paper traditionally made in Korea. Papermaking in Korea is believed to have started in the 4th century, not long after it was first invented in China. Hanji is traditionally handmade from the inner bark of a tree native to Korea called dak (닥) which is a species of mulberry. Hanji is so durable that some examples are 1200 years old.
Hanji has been traditionally used for everything from royal document archives, artwork, and religious sculptures.
I like the White Fiber Mulberry, known in Korean as Gureum Hanji, with its unique texture and vivid white mulberry fibers that emphasize the handmade look of the paper. Gureum (구름) is a Korean word that means “clouds,” which in this case, refers to beautiful but subtle white fibers embedded in the paper.
If you want fine art paper without the white fibers, I have Natural White Textured Mulberry, known in Korean as Maru Hanji. Maru (마루) means summit or mountain peak in Korean, and refers to the high quality of this paper.
Calligraphy prints fresh out of the press.
I love creating these prints! I think they look even better in person than they do on the website. However, if you don't love your print when you receive it, just return it within 30 days for a full refund. No questions asked!