About the Prints - Darcy Monchak
Close-up of rainbow at Takakkaw Falls, Yoho Nat'l Park, Canadian Rockies

About the Prints

We offer "Ready to Hang" wall art,  as well as "Paper Prints" that you can have framed yourself. 


Feel free to contact me so that we can set up a time to discuss your needs.  I will take the time necessary to work with you to ensure that the product you order matches your taste, budget and decor.  We can discuss print finishes, durability, appearances - as well as discuss the backgound story behind any of the hundreds of my images on  the website.  Based upon the above discussion, I can prepare a special gallery of images for you to look at, to help refine your choice, to ensure that you order exactly what what you want, with no surprises.  I am only satisfied when you are.


I would like to emphasize that all the images available are of high quality - for instance, there are no camera phone images ( I don't even know how to use a camera phone), and the depth and originality of the images can be impressive, especially when printed big.


We (my wife Dawna-Lea is also an artist at www.dawna-lea.ca) have provided artwork for many clients around the world, and have sold 100's of prints to local clients as well.  


You can get your prints beautifully finished with mats, frames, mountings, and more, saving you a trip to the framers. 


Prints are carefully flat-packed and damage during shipment is almost unheard of.  


There are two ways to purchase your print product:


1) IF YOU ARE FROM OUTSIDE CANADA, use the "Buy Photos" buttons in  the Galleries  to have your prints made at one of the top photo labs in North America.


2) CANADIAN PRINT BUYERS  can also use our Print Order Form to have free shipping and your prints made by one of the top photo labs in Canada.  All shipments are fully insured.








Wall Art - Ready To Hang

Float Mounted MetalPrint

These MetalPrints showcase a revolutionary new medium that is highly durable, waterproof, weatherproof, ultra scratch-resistant, and cannot be peeled off the surface. It is more durable than traditional unprotected mediums. The dye-infused aluminum sheets have incredible detail and luminescence, and create the illusion of floating from the wall with a minimalist, contemporary look.  Truly archival works of art.

Your metal print comes ready to hang on a floating wall mount and hanging cleat system.  Choose from High Gloss and Satin finishes. Each print can be easily cleaned with any commercial glass cleaner.  You can order your metal print with an optional acrylic face.


Wrapped Canvas Prints

Ready-to-hang canvas prints wrapped around a sturdy internal wooden frame, with part of the photo visible on the sides of the frame.  Images are printed directly onto museum-quality canvas material, with a protective spray coating applied to the surface to help prevent scratches and other damage. The premium inks produce images with smooth tones and rich colors, making these prints ideal for extraordinary presentations.

Wrapped Canvas features simple, clean lines with a modern look and feel. The superior quality Artist Canvas shows texture, remarkable detail and brilliant color. This versatile display option will compliment any space or décor. Canvas prints are a standard in the art industry and are widely embraced for their astonishing quality by major museums, galleries, publishers and artists. 


ThinWrap Prints

Beautiful prints with satin laminate neatly wrapped around sturdy, 3/16" board. Choose the perfect paper for your photo: metallic, lustre or giclee canvas. All papers come finished with a satin laminate for a soft, subtle glow. ThinWraps arrive ready-to-hang, backed with two 3/4" thick lightweight foam blocks with pre-drilled holes. The mounting blocks hold the print away from the wall for a contemporary float effect. No frame needed!

ThinWraps are well finished to last a long time. Like any photographic product it should not be put in direct sunlight, but it is also a product that can put up with a little bit more abuse; if the kids have sticky fingers, the laminate protects the image and can be cleaned off! A favorite ThinWrap option combo is the metallic paper with satin laminate. It has the awesome metallic sheen without the glossiness which adds depth!



Framed or Mounted Paper Prints

Below under "Paper Prints" please see the description of the papers that we offer.  If you choose, you can order these prints mounted or framed. 

If you are a Canadian Buyer and choose to order from our Canadian Lab using our Print Order Form, we will work with you to choose the mounting or frame options that you prefer, all from one of the best print labs in Canada. 

All other clients please order using the "Buy Print" button next to images in the galleries.  The options for choosing the frame become visible only once you view your shopping cart.





Paper Prints

Glossy paper has a very smooth, shiny, reflective surface.  Glossy finishes have a high-contrast appearance and look slick to the touch when not under glass. This finish has an excellent dynamic range and color—slightly more "pop" than the matte paper, though less noticeable once framed. Photos will have a shiny finish, colors will be vibrant, and images will be crisp and sharp.


Lustre paper offers the vibrant colors of glossy with a fingerprint-resistant matte finish. Lustre has a slight gloss with a subtle, often pearl-like, texture. Lustre paper has deeper color saturation and higher contrast than matte paper, and none of the glare associated with glossy prints!


Matte paper has a very smooth, non-glare surface. Matte finishes have a lower contrast when printed and are often used to enhance the texture of a print. Matte prints are fingerprint and smudge resistant, with much less glare than glossy.


Watercolor Giclée paper is a heavy 310g paper with a subtle texture. This acid-free paper is 100% cotton fiber and is finished with a water-based protective spray. Due to the stunning colors and matte finish, your printed photos will take on the look of a masterpiece painting.


Metallic paper produces rich, distinctive prints with a huge WOW! factor.  With a glossy finish and unique metallic appearance, these prints have extra visual interest and depth. The effect is sometimes described as "chrome on paper." You'll see extreme sharpness, brightness, and color saturation with an intense black density that increases its appeal. The proprietary laminate layers also increase the durability and tear resistance of the final print, increasing the opportunities for display applications.



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