Each image is printed using the highest quality archival inks and photographic paper. The size indicated is the image including a four inch mount. The framed print is the same mounted image. The frame adds approximately three extra inches in either direction. As the potential for glass breakage is high on overseas shipping, international orders are shipped without frame glass. This avoids disappointment on recieving a damaged purchase and avoids high insurance charges and returns due to damaged items. The price of your order has been generousely discounted compared to domestic orders with framed glass. This in turn allows you to visit a local framer or glazier of your choice in your own country with the savings made on your order. There maybe aditional postage depending on your location. We do our best to ship items as soon as possible. During holday periods it can take up to seven working days.