DAYLIGHT DREAMS EDITIONS is an artist studio based in Los Angeles releasing Large Format Limited Edition Fine Art that draws inspiration from Modern Art, Textiles, and Natural History. Our work is available as Framed Art or unframed prints.
DDE is led by a core group of artists and designers working out of our studio in Los Angeles, with ‘satellite’ artists that we work with nationally and internationally.
Some pieces are attributed to the individual artist that created the work and other pieces are attributed to DDE STUDIO. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis depending on what seems appropriate for the editon and the artist’s wishes.
An edition is a print run of a particular artwork. For limited editions, we will only produce a set number (typically 50 – 200) based on the particular piece and the artist’s wishes. Limited Editions come with a numbered certificate of authenticity from the DDE studio. Limited Editions are typically per size. For example, for a Limited Edition of 50 that we offer in 3 sizes, each size is considered a seperate edition of 50.
Open editions have no fixed production number. This doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be available forever but they have no restricted amount.
How are these artworks produced?
Most of our works are ‘Giclée’ prints – a type of fine art printing method that uses archival materials and fine art papers. DDE’s Giclées are printed on a top-of-the-line 12-ink Archival Pigment Wide-Format Fine Art Printer on heavyweight 100% cotton (tree free!) Fine Art Papers, typically 255gsm – 350gsm. Depending on the aesthetic of the edition, we may use a smooth rag natural or a textured velvet paper. Some editions have an additional application process (Hand-deckled edges, Silver or Gold leaf application, for example).
Where are these artworks produced?
DDE’s entire production is Made in the U.S. All of our printing is done in our Los Angeles, California studio. Our framing is also done in Los Angeles as well as satellite facilities in the U.S. depending on the project.
Are the artists involved in production?
Yes, everyone at DDE is an artist and involved in making decisions concerning their respective collections.
If I buy an edition, do I own the copyright?
No. Copyright does not transfer to the purchaser of the edition.
Will my print look just like it does on my screen?
As artists and designers we strive to properly represent our work. Although we work with web standards and color profiling, depending on the age, model and calibration of your computer, colors may appear slightly different on different screens. However, many of our clients have remarked how accurately the work matches the images online.
What kind of frames do you use?
Through much experimentation, DDE has found several frame mouldings that meet our standards of high quality, aesthetics, ecological sourcing, and affordability. Our prints are framed by professionals with a high degree of attention to detail. Our frames have a 1″ face and are 2.25″ deep with a matte finish.
A deckled edge refers refers to a print where the paper’s edge is slightly rough, or torn, as opposed to a straight clean edge. This is a common style among works of Fine Art on paper. We make decisions on every print whether to use a deckled or straight edge based on the aesthetic of the piece. When a print has a deckled edge it will be floated within the frame. Because we deckle our edges by hand, there will be some irregularities along the edge. This is the beauty of a deckled edge and Fine Art paper!
Floating refers to a work on paper that is mounted on the face of a piece of matboard within the frame, allowing space between the edge of the print and the face of the frame. Depending on the size and style of the piece, this will usually be between 1 and 2 inches. Floating a work on paper will emphasize the ‘objectness’ of the work, the quality of the paper, as well as giving the work some breathing room. The alternative to a floated frame is a flush mount, where the print extends all the way to the edges of the frame, often seen in photographic works.
A shadowbox frame is a frame where the artwork is set back from the face of the glass, usually about 1″, with the use of spacers, giving the work a deeper profile. Usually a print with a deckled edge will be floated in a shadowbox frame.
When will my order ship?
All orders are made to order, from printing to framing. Unframed prints will typically ship between 2-5 business days. Framed prints will typically ship within 10 business days. Depending on your location, you should have your framed art within 3–4 weeks. DDE is committed to getting your art to you as quickly as possible. We are always working to streamline our process while retaining our standards of quality. We believe it’s best for all parties if we take a little extra time to ensure proper packaging and review the quality of every piece.
How much does shipping cost?
We currently offer FREE SHIPPING in the continental U.S. We also offer a local delivery and ‘white glove’ hanging service in the GREATER Los Angeles area for $135. See the following.
Do you ship internationally?
Not at this time. We will soon be adding international shipping for unframed artwork through our site. If you’d like to place an international order for unframed art before we make it available, contact email@example.com.
Framed art with a width of 24″ or less will use a wire for easy hanging.
Larger framed pieces will have heavy duty d-rings or zbar.
We also offer a professional hanging service in the Greater Los Angeles area for $135.
If you’re in the greater Los Angeles area (including Pasadena, Santa Monica, Venice, etc) you can elect to use our ‘white glove’ installation service for $135. Your art will be delivered and hung in your residence or place of business by our highly experienced professional art handlers. You can just sit back and admire your new Art without having to hunt down your measuring tape.
Can you provide cleared art for Set Decorators working in film, TV, and commercials?
Yes, we often work with set decorators to provide cleared art for Hollywood studios, advertising, and production companies.
DDE is interested in working with select retail partners, Interior designers, and Trade partners to provide editions that support and enhance our shared goals. Apply to be a trade partner HERE. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
Do you do custom commissions?
Yes, we do. Email us at email@example.com to discuss your project. We can also produce works on canvas.
I don’t see the size print I need, do you do custom sizes?
In most cases, we can do custom sizes. email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
ABOUT OUR SITE
Is your site secure?
DDE takes security very seriously. Our payment gateway uses SSL and is PCI compliant. If you choose to pay with a credit card, your information is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
What is your return policy?
As your work of art will be made to order – from printing to framing – we are unable to accept returns, refunds, or exchanges.
What if a print arrives damaged during shipping?
If your art arrives damaged, please contact us at email@example.com as soon as possible. All claims on damaged art must be made within 48 hours of receiving the shipment.