About The Contact Patch Prints

About Open Edition Giclée Prints

‘Open Edition’ prints are produced using pigment based archival inks on acid free, archival grade, heavy weight paper. This ensures not only a high quality, rich print, but also one that is stable, resistant to fading, and paper degradation over time. It is advised to frame any pigment ink based print behind glass to ensure UV protection and it is never advisable to hang the print in a location prone to long periods of direct sun.

The standard finished size for all open edition prints is 20×16″, or 50.8×40.5cm (finished print size illustrated above). Larger sized prints can be ordered by request.

All the prints are delivered unframed, rolled in a heavy duty shipping tube. It is suggested to remove the print from the tube as soon as possible, letting the print ‘rest’ prior to mounting or framing.

Open Edition automotive prints by Gerard Thomas

Open Edition prints can also be printed on stretched canvas over a deep frame by request (additional costs apply). Specifications for canvas prints as follows:

  • Acid-free, PH neutral, poly-cotton base
  • 20.5 mil thick canvas, 470 g/m²
  • Mounting brackets included – centred on frame
  • Hand glued solid wood stretcher bars
  • Printed on textured and fade-resistant canvas (OBA-Free)
  • 1.5″ / 3.7cm deep


A note on colour:

Where possible, colours have been matched as closely as possible to the actual team/car colours. The colours selected are then calibrated against a print chart to ensure the closest possible match. Colours on screen may differ slightly to the actual print.


Colour of Speed

Light Trails

Chop Shop