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Lightship Print

Buy 3 unframed prints and get 15% off!

$000
Print

A lightship, also known as a lightvessel, is a type of navigational aid used to guide ships through dangerous or challenging waters, such as shallow reefs or narrow channels. A lightship is essentially a floating lighthouse, consisting of a large vessel anchored in place and equipped with a bright light or beacon that can be seen from a distance.

Lightships are typically manned by a small crew of sailors, who live on board for weeks or months at a time. The crew is responsible for maintaining the ship and the navigational equipment, as well as operating the light and other signaling devices. Lightships were commonly used in the past when lighthouses were not feasible, such as in areas with shifting sandbars or rocky shoals, or in places where the construction of a permanent structure was too expensive or difficult.

While lightships are less common today due to advancements in navigational technology, some are still in use in certain parts of the world, particularly in areas with challenging waterways or harsh weather conditions. Lightships are an important part of maritime history and continue to be a symbol of the bravery and dedication of sailors who risked their lives to ensure the safety of others at sea.

Greetings Cards

I print my greetings cards onto 7x5" 230gsm matte card.

Each card comes with a recycled kraft envelope.

Print Spec & Sizes

As standard I print using the latest high quality inkjet printer onto matte photo paper.

Fancy something a bit more special? Why not upgrade to a Giclee print? A Giclee print is a high-quality print process that uses archival inks and fine art paper. The result is a vibrant and long lasting, light fast print. I print my giclee prints onto 100% cotton rag paper. This art paper has a light texture which allows the ink to create a richer, deeper colour that is light resistant.

All A4, A3 and A2 prints are printed in house by myself. A1 prints are outsourced to the same quality but arrive direct from the printers.

Sizes available: A4 (210 x 297mm), A3 (297 x 420mm), A2 (420 x 594 mm) or A1 (594 x 841 mm)

Please note A1 prints cannot be despatched outside of the UK.

Signature

I sign all my prints as standard. A1 prints are printed out of house and are therefore unsigned.

Personalisation

Each print is handled differently in terms of how your personalised text appears, usually above or below the existing title or replacing the very bottom line of text on those prints of this style. Don't worry I'll ensure it looks great! Please check your spelling and grammar.

Framing

My frames are custom made in the UK by certified framers and come in the following options:

  • Black and White frames: A 23mm wide flat shaped black/white coloured picture frame moulding. Made from real ayous wood with a paint finish.
  • Oak frame: A 20mm wide flat shaped natural oak coloured picture frame moulding. Made from real oak wood with a barefaced finish.

All frames have Acrylic glazing: 1.5mm Clarity+ Premium Synthetic Glass. Is light, safe, optically outstanding, scratch-resistant and will not discolour.

Framed orders take 5-10 working days.

Please note framed orders cannot be despatched outside of the UK.

Delivery

Pick up:
Is from me at LU62RQ. Please message in advance to arrange a time.

Delivery:
Unframed prints and greetings cards take 1-3 days to be despatched and are sent using Royal Mail 2nd class as standard.

Framed orders take 5-10 working days and are sent via tracked courier services.

The environment

I work tirelessly to ensure that your travel print is as responsibly sourced as possible. From cotton papers to biodegradable corn starch poly bags and even biodegradable stickers, everything about your Tabitha Mary purchase will be recyclable. So you can buy with an eco clear conscience. Yippee!

Shopping small

As a small business I am keen to support other small businesses wherever possible. All my business supplies are sourced from independent retailers.

About Tabitha

I am passionate about capturing a memory, whether it's of your favourite holiday, your home town or your Wedding. I do this by creating travel prints inspired by the old railway posters. I create everything in house using Adobe Illustrator. Personalisation is free and if I don't have a print you'd like in the range, just ask me!