Product Information

Seaside Emporium images are available in a variety of sizes and formats

Here at the Seaside Emporium we craft beautiful, original hand-drawn paintings, create original computer designed artwork and take the most amazing photos for you to enjoy in your own home. Our images also make amazing gifts so that you can give thoughtful presents which will be treasured for years to come.

Our photos, paintings and graphical poster art designs are available to buy in a range of standard sizes and options - art cards, plain prints, mounted prints and framed prints. 

Please get in touch if you'd like to order something bespoke. We can make pretty much anything that you'd like.

 

Made to Order

Each product is made to order just for you. In the rare event that you aren’t satisfied with your print when you receive it you can return it in a saleable condition for a refund. However we cannot accept returned canvases or non standard products as they are entirely bespoke (excepting damaged goods of course). 

As prints/mounted/framed products are made to order, you can expect your order to be despatched within a couple of working days of receipt of your instruction. We always endeavour to turn orders around as quickly as possible. 

 

Art Cards

We use a variety of different types of paper for our art cards. 

A considerable amount of time and research has gone into sourcing a good quality of card which has a nice feel and weight to it. We've also looked for paper finishes which best show off the type of image which is printed on it. 

 

Photo cards and greetings cards: are printed on a glossy photo paper to show off the colours and clarity in our original photograph to best effect.

Art cards of paintings: are printed on a slightly textured watercolour paper. Your card will look like a real original painting!

The latest generation 8-colour Epson UltraChrome HD ink is used for all of our cards.

Each card is lined with a plain white interleaf sheet for your message, affixed to the centre. Cards are supplied complete with a white, diamond flap, gummed greetings card envelope, individually wrapped in a cello bag

Unless the product states otherwise, you can post your card to the recipient for the price of an ordinary first or second class stamp.

Cards are gift wrapped in white tissue paper before being despatched. Cards are posted in board back envelopes or jiffy bags (depending on quantity purchased).

 

Prints

Our prints are all produced to order using latest generation 8-colour Epson UltraChrome HD ink. Prints can last for more than 60 years.

There are two paper options for you to pick from when purchasing a print of one of our paintings.

Photo paper: (below) has a sealed surface which the ink sits on and is ideal for bright, clear reproduction of the image which you select, especially if it's going to be framed. We use a high quality, 280gsm satin pearl photo paper.

 

Watercolour paper: (below) has an absorbent surface so the ink soaks into the paper as it drys which darkens it slightly. Prints on watercolour paper look just like original watercolour paintings. The paper we use is a soft white, slightly textured 315gsm watercolour paper.

The thick paper is perfect in conjunction with our Collectors Presentation Box.

 

Our plain prints are all supplied backed with grey board for protection, sealed in an outer cello bag, with Seaside Emporium branding.

All prints are gift wrapped in white tissue paper before being despatched. Prints are posted in tough, flat envelopes.

 

Mounted Prints

Mounted images are signed by our artist, Derek Littlewood. The pencil signature is on the mount board.

We use 1.4mm thick, white core mounting board. They are computer cut and have a bevelled edge.

 

Our mount boards are made in the UK.

Mounted pictures are supplied backed with grey board for protection, sealed in an outer cello bag, with Seaside Emporium branding.

 

Mounted prints are gift wrapped in white tissue paper before being despatched. Prints are posted in tough, flat envelopes.

 

Framed Prints

All of our framed images are signed by the artist, Derek Littlewood, the pencil signature is on the mounting board.

The range in the drop-down menu includes a variety of options of sizes and colour of frame. For safety they are glazed with perspex.

Please note that our standard frames may also be subject to slight variation according to manufacturer’s availability. 

All of our standard stock frames are made in the UK.

Framed prints are gift wrapped in white tissue paper and posted in tough, flat boxes, protected internally with bubble wrap.

 

NEW! Letterbox Range

Looking for a different, thoughtful and unique gift, that will last forever and doesn't have any calories? 

Arrange a surprise for someone to find on their doormat, delivered straight through their letterbox. Send a gift from the new Letterbox Range from Seaside Emporium.

All of our photographs are available in Letterbox size. 

The Letterbox Range from Seaside Emporium includes a variety of handpicked images with touching messages to match. Whether you're sending celebrations or commiserations, our images are guaranteed to make someone's day.

The white frames are exactly the same type/section as our larger white frames. Images are mounted with white, bevelled mounts and printed on the same photo paper with the same Epson inks as our larger product range.

Letterbox pictures are giftwrapped in tissue paper to match Seaside Emporium branding, and protected in bubble wrap. They are posted in special flat postage boxes.

 

Canvas

Our canvases are made to order here in the UK.

High quality printing with 8-colour Epson UltraChrome K3 ink onto 100% bright white, fine textured polyester gives a high definition of colour and good colour fastness for up to 75 years.

 

The stunning, photo-realistic image quality is designed for close viewing – with perfect reproduction at closer than arm’s length.

Polyester is a strong fabric which is easy to stretch and fold without any surface cracking, and maintains its tautness over time, unlike cotton which tends to sag. It’s a perfect material for a beautiful product to hang in your home or office.

28mm wooden frames are used for the standard sized canvases which are listed online.

Canvases are made to order – delivery will be take up to two weeks.

Canvases are despatched to you from the manufacturer in rigid, made-to-measure cardboard boxes.

 

Image Fading

Here at the Seaside Emporium we have put a lot of effort and time into researching materials and production methods to give you something that will last as long as possible without deterioration caused by light and environmental factors.

However, we would always advise you not to hang our pictures (or any others for that matter) in a direct source of strong sunlight.

 

Something Different?

In the pages of the Seaside Emporium you’ll find a standard range of sizes and product options, but don’t forget that we can produce bespoke options for you too, whether you want something different for your home or business.

Read more about bespoke sizes, images and commissions here.

Delivery abroad can be arranged.

Please get in touch with your address and an idea of how large your order might be so that we can give you a price for delivery based on weight/destination. In this case we will send you an invoice for your special order for payment by bank transfer or cheque (rather than through the online shop).

 

Prefer Old Fashioned Mail Order?

Seaside Emporium runs on a secure server. Pay online with any credit card or a PayPal account (you don't need a PayPal account to pay).

Pay by cheque: simply submit your order online and select 'pay by cheque' at the cashout. Make cheques payable to The Rabbit Patch and the acknowledgement email will give you the address to send it to.

Pay by BACS: submit your order online and select the BACS option to pay with your usual online banking. Your acknowledgement email will give you our bank account details.

Good old fashioned mail order: if you don't want to pay online you could send your requirements to us by post. Simply write a note (or print out the order form) and send it along with the total price to pay and a cheque for the full amount made out to 'The Rabbit Patch Ltd'. Remember to include all of your contact details (please include name, address, phone number and email address if available).  Our contact details are here.

If you would like to have a look at the quality of our products, most of our range of paintings are on the walls at The Venue on Cleveleys promenade (excluding cards).