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A giclee is an individually produced, high resolution, high-fidelity reproduction done on a special large format printer. Giclees are produced from digital scans of existing artwork or a digital file. Giclee is come from a French word meaning “sprayed ink”.
Our giclees are printed locally on a 12 color commercial printer by a professional photographer and artist. Acrylic and oil paintings are reproduced on canvas. The canvas can then be stretched for framing. Watercolors and pastels are printed on prime quality archival paper and framed behind glass. Ink used on all prints are archival quality to prevent any fading over time.
All prices included are the base price of an unstretched and unframed signed and numbered giclee print. Some titles include an artist proof series. Inquire if interested. Stretching and framing costs are additional. Bulk discounts are available. Please inquire for pricing on multiple giclee print purchases.
Giclee Printing in the eyes of the Fine Art sector
Artists use high quality inkjet printers to make high quality reproductions of their original two-dimensional artwork design, photographs or computer generated art. It is also possible to design the prints image completely on a computer using designer software such as adobe Photoshop, this producing effects that could not be hand made in the studio using paint or ink. The digital image includes every subtlety and nuance of the original, such as colour, light, shade and brush strokes and is often indistinguishable from the original work.
Digital or Giclee printing is now the industry standard having replaced traditional lithograph and screen printings methods.
- Visual quality is extremely high, with images produced at 1440 dpi or more and suitable for gallery or museum display.
- Prints can be printed on demand, so artists do not have to pay out large sums up-front for mass production and publishers do not have to hold large stocks.
- Special software can be used to tweak and alter the original image to improve the size, colour, tone and other qualities if the image
- When printed on good quality heavyweight art paper the prints should have a life expectancy comparable or better than other artwork, with a high level of lightfastness which means images will not fade for at least 75-100 years under normal display conditions.