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Gift or Award for Law Offices, Government Officials, Employees, or Honorees.
All Photographs custom sized and printed to meet your exact
| We've had lots of folks find our website and request
archival quality display prints of various courthouses. We have prints
"hanging" in every corner of Texas including governmental, corporate & law
offices as well as in private collections. Some out-of-state individuals have
even bought our prints as a reminder of "home".
About the Photographs and the Prints
Dave Fulp, a professional
photographer, along with his wife Renee have spent over three years and logged
over fifty-thousand miles to capture professional high quality photographs of
all the current (and prior, but still existing) courthouses in every one of the
254 counties of Texas. Multiple trips to each region of the state have been
required to catch each courthouse at just the right time of year and in the
"perfect" light. (see more about us
and our travels)
Every image in our collection was captured with
state of the art professional digital Canon cameras, at resolutions between 12
and 21 mega-pixels. That's high enough resolution to allow for very high
quality prints up to 20 by 30 inches.
All of our fine-art quality
archival prints are produced using a Giclée, process in 12 colors on the
highest grade, heavy-weight satin photographic paper. Keep them out of direct
sunlight and they should last for a lifetime.
Color, Sepia or Black & White
color in our photographs is excellent, but due to the historic nature of the
buildings themselves, many of our clients have requested Sepia or Black &
White prints. Even the more modern buildings seem to take on more of an
"historic" feel when printed in black & white or sepia. There is no
difference in cost
so let us work with you to decide which version works
better in your intended display area.
See some of our courthouse images
at the drop down links below... If you see something you like but it's not
"quite" what you're looking for.... contact us. We have multiple views of most
courthouses and we're always getting updated shots of the courthouses, so there
may be better views we haven't posted online.
Click below to enlarge samples
Black & White
Backgrounds & Titles
We can incorporate borders, backgrounds
and titles into any of our prints. Often displaying your print in a "gallery"
style can be much more impressive. You can accomplish that by adding matte's to
your frames (expensive) or have us add backgrounds and borders for a classic
look, and at nominal expense.
For instance, instead of printing a 16" x
20" full frame photo, we can reduce the actual image size of the courthouse to
something like 11" x 16", and then add a 2" background top, left and right, and
3" at the bottom. This gives your print a "matte" or "gallery" effect. The
standard background colors are white, off-white/ivory, warm gray or neutral
gray. Another good effect is to add a roughly 1/4" white border around the
image with a drop shadow underneath. Custom background colors or exact matches
to wall or other décor can be done at an additional fee. Just ask.
You might also want to add a title. We have found that the County name
in larger letters with maybe the City name below usually works the best. A few
of the standard border and title options are illustrated below. (Note: Colors
may display differently on your monitor.
Click on the samples above for larger versions. (You
can mix or match any of the above)
White Border on White BG
White Border on Warm Gray BG
White Border on
White Background + Titles
White Border on Neutral
Gray Background + Titles
White Border on Ivory
Background + Titles
Almost all of our courthouse photographs print
better in a horizontal format., but some are available as verticals. To save
money on framing, we recommend you purchase your print to fit standard frame
sizes. However, since all orders are custom produced, we can supply most any
size you want, up to a maximum of 60" by any length.
IMPORTANT that you communicate with us first before choosing your sizes or
purchasing frames for your prints. Not all courthouse photos will crop the
same. Some images may be very wide, some almost square and others may be best
printed vertical. Sometimes the addition of borders can help us fit our photos
to your preferred frame size.
Color, Sepia, B$W
w w/o Shadow
|8 x 10
|8.5 x 11
|9 x 12
|11 x 14
|12 x 18
|14 x 18
|16 x 20
|18 x 24
|20 x 24
|20 x 30
|In between sizes are priced at
next size up. Larger sizes are available - Contact us.
(*Texas Sales Tax of 8.25% will be added to all
order shipped within Texas unless a proper Texas Sales and Use Tax Exemption
Certification is provided.-
& SAVE - up to 1/3 OFF the base price - We discount additional prints
(of the same courthouse) ordered and shipped at the same time. Save 25% on the
first additional print and 33% on each additional print there after. (Reminder:
Background, Border and Title costs apply to only the first print)
Example: One 16 x 20 print with standard white background and
county/city names would be $90 + $10 + $10 = $110. The second exact print of
the same courthouse would be the base price of $90 - 25% = $67.50. The 3rd and
each additional print would be $90 - 33% = $60.
Discounts. - If you need prints of a lot of courthouses, contact us to
discuss "project" pricing.
Save on Reorders too. We archive all
our orders so we can offer discounts on reorders. Save you 10% on the first
exact re-order print... 25% on the 2nd and 33% for each additional.
Digital Retouching - Since a lot of our work is historical in
nature, our general policy on retouching is to print our courthouse prints "as
we found and photographed them". However, we'll usually digitally "clean-up"
lens dust or small pieces of trash, debris or other distracting objects that
are not an integral part of the courthouse structure or landscape. There is no
charge for that work, but what objects we take out, and what we leave is at our
discretion. Most of the photos you see on our website have already had the
basic cleanup work done. If you want more substantial retouching on a specific
print, let's discuss it. If it's minor, there may be no additional charge, but
major retouching or alterations can result in additional cost. We'll give you a
firm quote on any of those alterations before beginning work.
We ship via USPS insured.
Smaller prints are shipped in flat protected photo mailers, larger prints are
rolled and shipped in heavy-duty mailing tubes. Cost for the mailers/tubes and
shipping usually runs between $10 for small sizes but usually not more than $20
for larger sizes. We'll get you an exact shipping cost before finalizing your
order. Expedited, FedEx or UPS shipping is also available... but may cost more.
sized by the dimensions of the print. For instance a 16" x 20" frame would
hold a print of that size, but the width of the frame stiles may be several
inches wide, making the total outside dimensions quite a bit larger.
We recommend you buy your frames locally. We'll be happy to give you guidance
on what works best from what you have available. Please check your
local sources for availability of sizes before ordering your prints.
Michael's Art's & Crafts and Hobby Lobby are very good sources
for "off-the-rack" frames of all the common sizes. Most of the larger craft
stores have custom framing departments as well.
If you don't have a good local source or are not close to a larger city, you
can always order your frames on-line. Two good sources are:
PictureFrames.com. Important: When ordering
frames on-line, most frame kits are sold in two parts; the frame itself, then
the glass or acrylic insert. The UV acrylics are a good choice as they not only
protect the surface and colors in your print, they're also less likely to break
How it Works & How
If you're interested the first thing you need to do is
contact me (Dave) at Prints@TexasCourthouseTrail.com. Let me know
what you need and how and when's the best time to get back to you. Please
provide name, and phone for quickest response. I'll call or send you my
detailed contact info and we'll work out the details of your order and a final
firm price in advance. Even though all orders are custom produced, I can
usually get them out in 2 or 3 days, a week at the most if I'm extremely busy.
The U.S. Post Office normally takes 3-4 days. If you're in a rush... let's
PAYMENT: Ordering with your credit card is the
fastest, as we can't begin production until we've received your payment.
we got 'em. If you need them, let us know
and we'll happily provide them.
Copyrights & Print or Web Usage
display prints featured on this page are intended for your personal or
organization's use as a display only. All other rights reserved. The use,
copying, or further distribution is NOT included with the purchase of a print.
To use our images for other purposes... please contact us. Web use for certain
non-profits might be free. We also license use of our photos for commercial Web
or Print usage. See more about
County Courthouse Photographs
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