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The panoramic photos you see on this site are available as high-quality, archival prints. The images you see displayed here merely hint at the quality of the carefully printed, large versions that I produce. Using the web, It is difficult to recreate the large-scale, wide-scope effect that panoramic photos are generally intended to produce, as the viewing experience on the internet is hampered by the use of relatively low resolution and low aspect ratio monitors.

The images I create have huge file sizes, thus my need to severely downsize them to make them easily accessible over the net. When printing them, I utilize the full size of the file.

I print only on heavy-weight ("60 pound"), premium matte, acid-free stock, yielding a high quality final image. Instead of the usual organic dye-based inks used in most digital printers, I print with the eight-color archival, pigment-based Ultrachrome K3 inkset, using Epson's state-of-the-art 4800 printer. These inks produce beautiful color images which accelerated laboratory testing (by Wilhelm Imaging Research) has indicated should last well in excess of 100 years— far longer than the few years expected for a standard digital print, or even the 15-25 years of a color darkroom print from a professional lab.


How I Print
Panoramic Photos

And How You Can
Purchase Them

by Bill Brockmeier

Walkway to dam in Olmos Park
Walkway to dam in Olmos Park (210° view): San Antonio, Texas — © 2002, Bill Brockmeier

The standard format in which I print my images is 8.5" tall by 28"- 44" long format (the image itself is 1" smaller in each dimension to allow a 1/2" border). All prints are available as either print-only, or matted print (this includes archival mat and mounting board), or fully framed (this includes the matted and mounted print, plexiglas cover, and a beautiful high-quality metal frame). All printing, matting, mounting, and backing materials are state-of-the-art, better than museum-grade conservation materials, actively contributing to the longevity of the image (click here for more information on the mounting materials I use). Prices and shipping charges are posted below. My current pricing for standard format prints appears below (packaging/shipping/insuring for bare prints is a flat $10 per order, with shipping for matted and framed prints to be determined on an individual basis). Please note that the two pricing categories, labeled "S" and "L" will be noted for each print in the gallery.

Price Code "S" (short)
7.5" by up to 35" long
(framed, 12" by 40")
$65 $95 $240
Price Code "L" (long)
7.5" by over 35" long
(framed, 12" by over 40")
$85 $125 $280
Shipping (insured) $10 per order (inquire) (inquire)

I can also print up to a maximum of 17 inches wide by about 10 feet long, and I frequently print on archival artist's canvas as well as paper (ask me about prices for these other formats). You may contact me about specifics and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

I invite you to visit my online gallery, and please check there frequently, as I will continue to add images. If you are interested in purchasing particular images I have displayed there, please contact me, referring to the image's title, catalog number, and type of print you desire.

You may also view in person and purchase Bill's photographs at these locations...

This site is produced by little star Ideas, under the direction of Bill Brockmeier.
All text and images contained herein are Copyright © 2004, Bill Brockmeier, All rights reserved.

This document was updated on 8/14/05.