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Frequently Asked Questions


Are the prints enhanced from the original?
How can I see more of a photographer's work?
Why is a 30/30/30 print so special?
What happens to the negative once these are sold out?
Have the fibre prints been enhanced from the original?
How should I care for my fibre print?
How should I display my fibre print?
Can I have a custom size fibre print made?
What is the Rockarchive Print Bank?

 

 

Are the prints enhanced from the original?

Images that originate from film are made by scanning at high resolution from the original transparency or negative. The digital files are then cleaned and dusted and may be colour balanced or retouched according to the photographer/art director's instruction. Images taken on digital cameras skip the scanning process but the rest is the same. See the caption for further details.


How can I see more of a photographer's work?

Most of our photographers have substantial archives and their own websites. If you want to trace a particular image or ask a question you will find an email address for each photographer at the foot of their biography.


Why is a 30/30/30 print so special?

30/30/30 is exclusive to Rockarchive. Every detail, from print production to packaging has been personally supervised in-house by Jill Furmanovsky, who completes the order by numbering, signing and double embossing each approved print and accompanying certificate of authenticity. Edition 30/30/30 prints come in a specially designed, foam padded cardboard box, topped with a collectable Charlie Watts 'postage stamp'.

What happens to the negative once these are sold out?

In the case of Jill Furmanovsky's Edition 30/30/30, once the edition is sold out the fragile negatives will be put into the Rockarchive Print Bank.

Only museum and exhibitions prints will be made after this time. These will be unsigned, un-editioned and not for sale.

Have the fibre prints been enhanced from the original?

Unless specified, fibre prints come from the original negatives and are therefore not retouched except by old-fashioned darkroom techniques such as burning in or spotting dust and scratches by hand. This is a rare chance for you to own a piece of the original moment, warts and all.

How should I care for my fibre print?

Keep your print out of direct sunlight and away from unusually hot, cold or damp conditions. For further information please email by clicking here.

How should I display my fibre print?

We recommend a white acid free matt, at least 3 inches (8 cm) all around the print, with an extra 20% at the bottom. Some people like to show the edges of the print and embossed logo, especially if the edge is part of the image. Others chose to have the matt right up to the image itself. We prefer to use thin black aluminum frames for our exhibition prints.

Can I have a custom size fibre print made?

If you wish to order a custom size print please email for further information.

What is the Rockarchive Print Bank?

The Rockarchive Print Bank is a growing collection of images by Rockarchive photographers that are signed by the musician(s) in the picture as well as the photographer. These are very limited to under 10 prints. The prints are kept in our vaults and released one at a time to be sold in auction, where 70% of the net income goes towards a chosen charity.