What is Rare Minimum?
Rare Minimum is an online store run by graphic designer Simon C Page and currently sells limited edition art prints, exclusive cut-out designs, silk scarves, pocket squares, cushions, lampshades and chairs.
Are the prints all signed, limited editions?
All work sold on Rare Minimum is signed, embossed and part of limited editions (except for canvases, cards and bookmarks).
Do I get any freebies?
Yes, print orders will include a free AP edition (some which are almost identical to limited editions versions and some being one off prints).
Can I buy vouchers for the rare minimum store
Yes, you can buy vouchers of differing amounts here
What paper do you use to print the art prints on Rare minimum?
The work on Rare Minimum is only printed on the highest quality archival paper. Typically Hahnemühle 350gsm Museum Etching or Mohawk 270gsm Superfine Ultra Eggshell. Ocassionally I will also use Hahnemühle 305gsm Photo-Rag Pearl or Ultra Smooth fine art paper for more detailed/darker work and Giclée prints. These archival papers are made of 100% cotton, acid free and meets the highest industry standards (FSC-certified).
Can you tell me more about your canvas prints?
Canvases are printed on 100% cotton and wrapped around a 1.2" deep wrap wooden frame. Canvases are UV resistant and printed with archival ink. Canvases are generally available in 2 sizes 24" x 24" or 36" x 36" sizes. If an items isn't showing up under canvases then please contact us to find out availability. Bespoke sizes are available up to 36" x 54".
Do you offer framing?
Yes, the majority of framed work is shipped within the UK but can be shipped internationally if required (n.b. frames come in gallery standard glass). Please send an enquiry via the contact form.
Do you offer bespoke sizes?
Yes, if you would like a certain size print, canvas or pillow etc then please send an enquiry via the contact form and we will get back to you. Canvases are available up to 36" x 54" and prints are available up to 48" x 48". Note that bespoke items will not be part of a limited edition.
Do you offer any discounts?
Yes when you spend £150 or over you can use the code RARE150 to get a 20% discount on your order. If you order 3 prints or more then you can use the code RARE3 to get 10% off your order.
Where do you ship from and how are they sent?
All products are shipped worldwide from the UK with all prints sent in thick 3mm walled postal tubes, individually wrapped in acid-free tissue paper with buffered ends.
Cut-outs and framed work will be flat packed with a strong corrugated card box and copious amounts of bubble wrap. Smaller items like cards and bookmarks are sent in corrugated envelopes (n.b products like the cut-out designs have to be sent flat packed and hence are charged at a higher delivery cost than regular prints).
How long do I have to wait?
Print orders are generally sent out at the beginning of each week. Typically prints take about 3-5 working days in the UK and 7-9 working days elsewhere international. Last orders for Christmas are on the 9th December for all products and then shipping will commence again from 19th January.
I don't have my print yet, can I track it online?
All international order (outside of the UK) come with tracking free of charge. However UK orders only have basic tracking unless arranged in advance. For any queries about your order please send an enquiry via the contact form. If for some reason the print is not delivered due to an incorrect address given or not picked up from a local post office in time delivery will need to paid again or the print minus the cost of delivery and admin will be refunded. Print deliveries are insured if lost but can take 28 days to resend.
Why has the print disappeared from the shop?
Limited edition work will not be re-printed and so once they are all sold they will not return. Prints vary in edition sizes from 500 to 50 and are sent out in random order. Ocassionally your order might get refunded if mulitple orders are made near the end of editions.
Will the print fit my ready made frame?
Please check the mm sizing of all the prints which are generally A2 size, 420mm x 594mm or 420mm x 420mm for square prints (the measurements in inches are close approximations). The print likely to fit ready made frames but please contact us via the contact form. to make sure or order a bespoke frame.
Do you sell wholesale?
Yes, but it depends on the products required and availability. Please send an enquiry via the contact form.
What are your returns and damage policy?
Returns are only accepted on items damaged in transit. You should only accept packages without visible signs of wear and tear. If you decide to accept visibly damaged items, this should be noted on the delivery form next to your signature. If the products are found to have been affected, you must contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org, attaching pictures of both the packaging and its contents. All the original packaging must also be retained. The package must then be shipped back within a further 14 days after which a replacement or refund will be provided.
Where can I see more work by Simon C Page?
For more details on Simon's artwork visit his blog at excites.co.uk