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Welcome to the Shroud of Turin Website Store. Here you will find a variety of Shroud of Turin materials available from a number of different sources. Note that items from the Barrie M. Schwortz Collection can be purchased directly from this website using a credit/debit card. On January 1, 2010, the ownership of this collection was formally and legally transferred to the Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association, Inc. (STERA, Inc.) and all proceeds from the sale of these items go directly to STERA, Inc. to support the server and bandwidth charges of this website and further the goals of the organization. Please visit the STERA, Inc. Home Page for more information.

Each item from the Barrie M. Schwortz collection includes a link to the "Secure Order Form" where you can safely place your credit/debit card order via a 256 bit encrypted Secure Server. You may also go directly to the order form at any time by clicking on the graphic in the top right corner of this page. If you are unable to access the "Secure Order Form" or do not wish to send your credit/debit card information over the Internet, see the "Alternate Order Form" for detailed instructions on telephoning or mailing your credit/debit card order. Payments by check or money order will take longer to process and ship. If you decide to pay by check, please make check payable to STERA, Inc. All items listed that are available from other sources include their own specific ordering instructions. The Shroud of Turin Website assumes no responsibility for these outside vendors and provides the information solely as a convenience to its viewers.

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The following items are available directly from the Barrie M. Schwortz Collection and this website (order via the Secure Order Form using your credit/debit card).



SHROUD OF TURIN BACKLIT TRANSPARENCIES IN PHOTOGLOW FRAMES

As any of you know who have ever visited one of the many Shroud Centers around the world that display our lifesize, backlit transparencies, these particular images of the Shroud are the most detailed and breathtaking available. They are currently displayed at Shroud Centers in Richmond, Virginia; Stockton, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fountain Valley, California and Hanceville, Alabama, to name only a few. They were also integral elements in the International Shroud Exhibit that was displayed in Auckland, New Zealand and the Mall of Asia in Manila, the Philippines some years ago.

One of the main reasons for the popularity of the backlit transparency images is that they have a 400% greater dynamic range vs. a normal photographic print viewed with reflected light and consequently, allow the viewer to see dramatically more depth and detail in the image. This makes for an excellent experience for the visitors to the various Shroud centers, but there was never a simple way to make these available directly to individuals. In the past, we could provide the custom made transparencies, but the purchaser then had to construct (or have constructed) a custom lightbox that would provide even backlighting for proper display of the transparency. This was always a costly and difficult proposition, since the lightboxes had to be rather deep and large to be effective. But that was then, and this is now!

Technology has finally caught up with the need, thanks to Ph.D. optical physicist Ed Sinofsky. Ed mastered fiber optics while working within the medical profession and then applied his knowledge to the creation of a new product, PhotoGlow® Frames with his company, PhotoGlow®. These have the outward appearance of standard photographic frames (they are only 13/16" thick, with a 2" black matte, solid metal frame and non-glare PlexiGlas), but they include a patented, truly innovative, integrated LED backlighting system with a dimmer that allows you to control the brightness of the extremely even display. In fact, once you unpack the frame, you simply attach your own hanging wire, hang it up and plug it in.

These custom made Transparencies in PhotoGlow® Frames can now be powered by either 120 or 240 volt power mains so we can now take international orders (but you will need to separately purchase a local mains adapter). However, please write to us first with your shipping address since we will need to get a specific shipping quote for all orders outside the continental U.S. These are exactly the same transparencies as those that appear at Shroud Centers around the world, only smaller. Each is delivered in a custom built PhotoGlow® Frame only 13/16" thick, and is ready to hang. The backlighting system operates using a thin, light colored 15' power cable attached to a small transformer at the plug end. You simply hang it up and plug it in! And each frame is equipped with an inline dimmer that allows you to adjust and control the brightness of the backlight display. Of course, now my biggest frustration is that the photographs I am including below do not even come close to capturing the effect of seeing one of the actual backlit transparencies with your own eyes! I think you will find these as amazing as I do!

Over the years, many people also requested that we offer a Dorsal view to match the Ventral one. We have listened to our viewers and are very happy to announce that a NEW Dorsal view is now available that is designed to match the ventral in both size and image quality. However, since the backlight technology has evolved over the years (from fluorescent bulbs to LED's) and the transparencies are now made digitally rather than photographically, it is possible that the density and color of the new Dorsal view may not perfectly match the density and color of the earlier Ventral versions. If you find that is the case, you can simply adjust the individual backlight brightness controls to obtain a matching result. Please understand that because of these variables, we cannot guarantee a perfect match.

These are not mass produced but custom made on an order by order basis and are shipped to you directly from PhotoGlow®. You may safely order these items directly from this website using your credit/debit card via our "Secure Order Form." If you are unable to access the "Secure Order Form" or do not wish to send your credit/debit card information over the Internet, see the "Alternate Order Form" for detailed instructions on telephoning or mailing your credit/debit card order.


Backlit Transparency of the Ventral Shroud Image in a PhotoGlow® Frame
(10" x 20" Backlit Image in a 14" x 24" x 13/16" Black Frame and Matte)
Backlit Transparency of the Dorsal Shroud Image in a PhotoGlow® Frame
(10" x 20" Backlit Image in a 14" x 24" x 13/16" Black Frame and Matte)

Size Comparison of Large and Small Backlit Transparencies of the Shroud Face in PhotoGlow® Frames
(Large Face at Left: 16" x 20" Backlit Image in a 20" x 24" x 13/16" Black Frame and Matte)
(Small Face at Right: 7.5" x 9.5" Backlit Image in a 11" x 14" x 13/16" Black Frame and Matte)
The lifesize Large Face (left) is about 400% larger than the Small Face.
Backlit Transparency of the Small Shroud Face in a PhotoGlow® Frame (7.5" x 9.5" Backlit Image in a 11" x 14" x 13/16" Black Frame and Matte)


MINIATURE SHROUD REPLICA ON COTTON CANVAS

"Miniature Shroud Replica" on Cotton Canvas (Image Approx. 40" x 10")

In early 2005, I had a lifesize replica of the Shroud of Turin created on cotton canvas by professional fine art printer Steve Ouimet in Glendale, California (see Lifesize Replica on Cotton Canvas below for details). It was produced from high resolution digital drum scans of my original 1978 4" x 5" transparencies. This lifesize replica on cotton became the centerpiece of an International Shroud Exhibit, first presented in Auckland, New Zealand, in May of 2005 and in Manila, the Philippines, in 2007. (You can read about and see photographs of the Auckland exhibit on the 2005 Website News page). During the five months in which Steve and I tested various cloth materials and carefully adjusted the color and density of the image, we also made countless test prints of various portions of the Shroud. At one point in the process, we reduced the image size and printed the entire Shroud across the 42" width of the cloth.

Two samples of this "miniature" replica have been in my personal collection since that time and whenever I showed them to fellow sindonologists, they all wanted to have one. So I am very pleased that we can now make them available to everyone. Please note that the photo above of one of the actual miniature replicas does not really capture the true quality of the image. The highly detailed image is printed with a wide platen professional inkjet printer onto special cotton canvas material (the same as used for the Lifesize Replica) using archival dyes for long life. The image itself is approximately 40" x 10" with a white border making it suitable for (custom) framing. Each print is hand signed by the photographer in the lower right hand corner. This is identical to the lifesize New Zealand/Manila replica in every way except size.

The price for each rolled canvas miniature is US$150.00, which includes USPS Priority Mail shipping & handling in the continental United States. For International shipping, please add US$15.00 for a total of US$165.00. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

You may safely order this item directly from this website using your credit/debit card via our "Secure Order Form." If you are unable to access the "Secure Order Form" or do not wish to send your credit/debit card information over the Internet, see the "Alternate Order Form" for detailed instructions on telephoning or mailing your credit/debit card order.



LIFESIZE SHROUD FACE - FINE ART PRINT

Lifesize Shroud Face - Fine Art Print (16" x 20")

We have received countless requests over the past few years for a lifesize print of the Shroud face that people could frame and display in their homes. However, the initial cost for us to print these lithographically would be very high and the ability for us to control the quality of the finished prints would still be limited. Since these are made from my original photographs, I want to provide you with the best quality possible. To solve the problem and create something truly worthwhile, we worked with the fine art printer who produces our lifesize prints, transparencies and replicas and created a new, lifesize Shroud face in the format of a Fine Art Print. Each is custom printed digitally onto 16" x 20" double weight Ilford premium photographic paper and each is hand signed by the photographer. Each print is also embossed with an "Authentic Barrie M. Schwortz Collection Original Digital Print" seal.

To insure that the prints arrive undamaged and ready for framing, we are shipping them rolled using the United States Postal Service (USPS) small Priority Mail triangular shipping tubes and have included the cost of Priority Mail shipping and handling in the price. The total price for each fine art print is US$175.00. Sadly, due to the high cost of International shipping and the size of the package itself, at this point in time we can only ship these to addresses in the United States. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. Since our initial supply is limited, we are limiting sales to one print per household but plan to lift this restriction in the future.

You may safely order this item directly from this website using your credit/debit card via our "Secure Order Form." If you are unable to access the "Secure Order Form" or do not wish to send your credit/debit card information over the Internet, see the "Alternate Order Form" for detailed instructions on telephoning or mailing your credit/debit card order.



SHROUD OF TURIN LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT SET

Barrie M. Schwortz Collection Shroud Lithographic Print Set - Includes BOTH 8½" x 11" Prints

Over the past few years we had many requests to make some smaller Shroud prints available, which we did, but only on a very limited basis in very limited quantities. We finally have obtained a good supply and can now make available the above set of two high quality 8½" x 11" Shroud Lithographic Prints. Suitable for framing, they are printed onto heavy cover stock and laminated with a glossy UV coating so they should last for years. They are priced at US$25.00 per set, which includes USPS Priority Mail shipping & handling in the continental United States (2 - 3 day delivery). Overseas orders please add US$10.00 for a total of US$35.00 per set. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. Order multiple sets shipped to the same address and save $5.00 (or $10.00 overseas) shipping on each additional set.

You may safely order this item directly from this website using your credit/debit card via our "Secure Order Form." If you are unable to access the "Secure Order Form" or do not wish to send your credit/debit card information over the Internet, see the "Alternate Order Form" for detailed instructions on telephoning or mailing your credit/debit card order.



RAY ROGERS IN HIS OWN WORDS - DVD VIDEO

"Ray Rogers In His Own Words" DVD Video

On Thursday evening, September 8, 2005, at the 3rd International Dallas Shroud Conference, I premiered a 30 minute video program titled, "Ray Rogers In His Own Words." The program is edited from more than 5½ hours of on-camera interviews I conducted in May 2004 with the late Ray Rogers at his home in Los Alamos, New Mexico. In the program, Ray reviews the details of his January 2005 Thermochimica Acta paper that proved the 1988 c14 dating of the Shroud used an anomalous sample. He also shares the fascinating story of what inspired him to complete the research that sadly became his final work on the Shroud. I have also incorporated many of Ray's photomicrographs into the program, so viewers will see the exact images he referred to during the interview. Ray also discusses the 2002 restoration of the Shroud, the future of Shroud research and makes several important recommendations that he considered critical for any future study of the cloth. He concludes with a revealing, personal assessment of what he believed about the Shroud of Turin. Considering that Ray Rogers never gave an on-camera interview in the past, this program provides a truly rare opportunity to see and hear one of the most important Shroud researchers of the past 30 years "in his own words."

I am pleased to now make this program available to everyone. It is produced in a universal, non-regionalized DVD format that will play properly on both NTSC and PAL systems and is delivered in professional packaging that includes a Chapter Menu with the questions Ray answered so you can select specific portions of the program to view. The DVDs are priced at US$35.00 each, which includes USPS Priority Mail shipping & handling in the continental United States. Overseas orders please add US$10.00 for a total of US$45.00 each. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

You may safely order this item directly from this website using your credit/debit card via our "Secure Order Form." If you are unable to access the "Secure Order Form" or do not wish to send your credit/debit card information over the Internet, see the "Alternate Order Form" for detailed instructions on telephoning or mailing your credit/debit card order.



BARRIE SCHWORTZ - 35 YEARS OF SHROUD SCIENCE: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE - DVD VIDEO

Barrie Schwortz DVD
35 Years of Shroud Science: A Personal Perspective
Roll mouse over image to view back of DVD cover.

For years, people have asked me if there were DVDs available of any of my public presentations. Although my lectures have been videotaped many times, the results were never really professional quality and certainly did not have the production values necessary to make mass production and distribution of a DVD worthwhile. That is, until now. In July 2013 I was invited to speak at the Pikes Peak Prophecy Conference in Colorado Springs, sponsored by the Prophecy in the News (PITN) organization. They employed a professional video production company to record all of the main presentations and produced a beautiful set of DVDs of the entire event, which they graciously presented to each of the speakers. They also kindly granted us permission to distribute our individual DVDs via our own websites and lectures, so our sincerest thanks to PITN. Because of their generosity, STERA, Inc. can now make them available here on our Website Store.

In addition to my complete 92 minute presentation, the DVD also includes the Shroud of Turin Q&A I hosted with John and Rebecca Jackson and Russ Breault and a Board Room Interview with Derek Gilbert. Packaged in a slim case, the DVDs are priced at US$25.00 each, which includes USPS Priority Mail shipping & handling in the continental United States. Overseas orders please add US$10.00 for a total of US$35.00 each. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. [NOTE: Quantity pricing is available. Contact STERA, Inc. for details].

You may safely order this item directly from this website using your credit/debit card via our "Secure Order Form." If you are unable to access the "Secure Order Form" or do not wish to send your credit/debit card information over the Internet, see the "Alternate Order Form" for detailed instructions on telephoning or mailing your credit/debit card order.



THE PETER J. SHIELD INTERVIEWS 2 DISC CD AUDIO SET

The Peter J. Shield Interviews - 2 Disc CD Audio Set

Peter J. Shield hosted his popular World of Unexplained Mysteries program on radio and television in Sydney, Australia for over 20 years. In 1987, for one of his radio programs, he conducted a series of remarkable Shroud interviews with members of the STURP team and other scholars involved with the 1978 scientific investigation of the Shroud of Turin. The program included interviews with Rex Morgan, Ian Wilson, Walter McCrone, Vernon Miller, Dr. Alan Adler and Fr. Peter Rinaldi and was produced just months before the now infamous carbon dating of the Shroud.

In 1992 Peter moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he continued to broadcast his World of Unexplained Mysteries program weekly on radio station KLAV1230am, "The Talk of Las Vegas" and around the world on the Internet through the facilities of KLAV1230am.com. And that is how I met him. In July 2001, 14 years after recording the original STURP interviews, Peter decided to rebroadcast the original tapes for his current audience.

In researching his program, he came across www.shroud.com, got in touch with me by telephone and invited me to appear on his program the following week to help bring his listeners up to date on what has happened in the Shroud world since the original interviews. He was kind enough to send me an advance copies of the 1987 interview tapes and I was immediately overwhelmed at the wonderful historical document I held in my hand.

After the program, we again talked about the 1987 interview tapes, which I was anxious to archive and share with the Shroud world. Many of the participants rarely gave interviews, so several of these are very rare indeed. Peter immediately and graciously agreed to let me digitally remaster the programs and release them all on CD Audio, so here they are. I hope you enjoy them and find them as fascinating as I did.

Barrie Schwortz

Peter's website address is http://worldofunexplainedmysteries.com

The Peter J. Shield Interviews 2 Disc CD Audio Set includes nearly 2 ½ hours of interviews and is now available for only US$30.00, which includes USPS Priority Mail shipping & handling in the continental United States. Overseas orders please add US$10.00 for a total of US$40.00 each. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

You may safely order this item directly from this website using your credit/debit card via our "Secure Order Form." If you are unable to access the "Secure Order Form" or do not wish to send your credit/debit card information over the Internet, see the "Alternate Order Form" for detailed instructions on telephoning or mailing your credit/debit card order.



SHROUD OF TURIN LIFESIZE PHOTOGRAPHS

Backlit Transparencies (left) and Frontlit Prints (right)
Photos Courtesy Bryan Walsh (left) and Wendee Lynch (right)

Over the years I received many inquiries as to the availability of lifesize photographic prints of the Shroud. These requests usually came from organizations that operate Shroud centers, church groups, individuals who lecture on the subject or Shroud researchers. To fill these requests, I offered custom photographic prints made directly from my original 1978 4" x 5" color film in lifesize and half-lifesize configurations. Today, these photographic prints and backlit color transparencies of the Shroud are on display in centers around the world, including the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado, the Shroud Center of Southern California, the Richmond Shroud Center, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama (see photo above left), the Moscow Shroud Center in Russia, and in exhibits in Canada, France, England, Iraq, Japan, Malta and Spain.

For years we made these lifesize images available on photographic materials. However, times have changed and real photographic materials have become scarce, expensive and obsolete. In fact, most labs have stopped offering silver based imaging and have transitioned to digital printing using high resolution (2880dpi) professional inkjet printers onto similar, plastic based materials. These new prints and transparencies are still produced directly from the highest resolution digital scans made from my original film, but are now made using the most up to date digital printing technologies. The Shroud image is provided in two separate sections, one of the dorsal half and one of the ventral half. Although they are often displayed vertically, side by side, there is sufficient overlap in the images to allow them to be accurately spliced together (professionally) to form the entire Shroud. Lifesize configuration is furnished in two 48" x 96" sections. Half-lifesize configuration is furnished in two 30" x 50" sections. Approximate image sizes are 42" wide x 88" long on the lifesize prints and 21" wide by 44" long on the half lifesize prints. Each is printed centered on a white background which you can either keep or crop as desired. All images are also available in single sections (i.e. ventral only or dorsal only) and do not need to be purchased in sets.

The images are available in positive or negative views of the Shroud, in color or black & white, from either my transmitted or reflected light photographs. You can order them as transparencies (for backlit display in permanent installations that will require the construction of a light box for proper viewing - we will provide you with a set of plans - see photo above left) or reflected prints (for viewing with normal front lighting - see photo above right). These are all printed onto a strong, flexible 7 mil polyester plastic base that can be framed or mounted for permanent display or rolled and stored in a tube for transporting from site to site.

These photographs are available on a custom order basis only and include a license granting permission for their public display. No other reproduction rights are granted or implied. Please send an e-mail or call for detailed information. Since a number of options are available that must be discussed in detail, a telephone call is preferred if possible.

Barrie Schwortz
Shroud of Turin Website
1094 Highland Meadows Drive
Florissant, CO 80816, U.S.A.
Phone: 719-689-2217
Phone Orders: between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. MST
E-mail: bschwortz@shroud.com



SHROUD OF TURIN LIFESIZE REPLICA ON COTTON CANVAS

Lifesize Shroud Replica on Cotton Canvas
Centerpiece of the 2005 International Shroud Exhibit, Auckland, New Zealand

I am pleased to announce that we can now make available to the general public, on a custom order basis, a Lifesize Shroud Replica on cotton canvas. (The first replica was produced specifically as the centerpiece of a Shroud Exhibit in New Zealand in 2005). This full size cloth replica is produced from the highest resolution digital scans ever made from my original 4" x 5" color transparencies. I worked closely with Steve Ouimet, noted fine art printer in Glendale, California, and we fine tuned the choice of material, the color and the density of the image to yield the greatest detail and the most accurate rendition possible of the Shroud. The replica is custom printed on a wide platen professional inkjet printer using archival dyes and reproduces every detail of the Shroud and its image. In fact, one can clearly distinguish the subtle differences in color between the bloodstains, scorches and image areas. [NOTE: In the above photograph, taken at the Auckland, New Zealand Shroud exhibition in 2005, the replica was displayed on a stylized version of the support table used by the STURP team during its examination of the Shroud in 1978. The red border seen around the Shroud is NOT part of the replica].

This 14½ foot replica is ideal for Shroud Centers, lecturers, church organizations or individuals that wish to own and display a definitive replica of the Shroud of Turin as it appeared prior to its 2002 restoration. It is printed onto a finely woven cotton duck material that can be framed or mounted for permanent display, or rolled and stored in a tube for transporting and storage. You can see how Russ Breault, another Shroud lecturer (and member of STERA, Inc.'s Board of Directors) uses and displays one of our replicas at this link: http://shroudencounter.com/lifeSizeReplica.php

The replicas are available on a custom order basis only and include a license granting permission for their public display. No other reproduction rights are granted or implied. Please send an e-mail or call for detailed information. Since a number of options must be discussed, a telephone call is preferred prior to ordering.

Barrie Schwortz
Shroud of Turin Website
1094 Highland Meadows Drive
Florissant, CO 80816, U.S.A.
Phone: 719-689-2217
Phone Orders: between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. MST
E-mail: bschwortz@shroud.com




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