This Fine Art World map is available as a Giclee Print or Plaque Mount and features the earth from space in winter, providing a fabulous, rarely seen view of the winter snow cover across the northern hemisphere.
It includes International Borders and is in Geographic projection. The image includes data from NASA's MODIS satellite instrumentation Feb. 2004, and Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project Digital Elevation Model 2001. Polar sea ice is based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's AVHRR sensor data 1980-1994.What is a Giclee Print
Giclee (zhee‐CLAY) is the use of an ink‐jet printing process for making fine art, large format, digital images. Printed on 10 mil. (0.25mm) premium luster photo paper producing vivid life‐like images using Epson UltraChrome K3 ink, providing lightfastness ratings of up to 108 years for color under rigorous industry accepted display conditions.
Giclees are superior to traditional lithography in several ways: the colors are brighter, last longer and are higher resolution. Prints are available up to 60" wide by any length and usually have a 1" white border included. For example a 24x34 print will be 26x36 when the white border is included. For special order sizes not shown above, please contact Customer Support.What is a Plaque Mount
Starting with a Giclee print on Premium Glossy paper, a 5.0 mil (0.125mm), soft, non glare, UV matte laminate is applied by heat and pressure in a heat‐press. It protects the print from moisture, UV degradation and damage from handling and is ideal for archival use. This laminated Giclee print is dry mounted onto medium density fiberboard (MDF) with dry mount tissue sandwiched in between. It is sealed under heat and pressure and finished with a taped beveled edge.
The final result is a non‐glare, easy to clean, professional, museum quality product. Any glass cleaner and a soft cloth can be used to clean the surface. Though various types of Plaque Mounts are available we have standardized on a type we call "Box Mount". In this case the MDF is 1/8" thick mounted on a 1" thick frame which is flush with the edge of the MDF. For special order sizes not shown above, please contact Customer Support.