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  » Jul 20, 2024  

Do you know that
Artists commonly use the Giclee printing processes to create high end limited edition reproductions of their original artwork. On a per-print basis, a Giclee print is more expensive than traditional methods used to create such replicas, but artists can print and sell each Giclee print individually matching demand making Giclee a very economical alternative for creating limited edition prints.

An added advantage of Giclee printing is that the artist can have complete control in all aspects of the image. Alterations, color, size, and what it is printed on can all be manipulated by the artist, along with the freedom for the artist to own and operate the printer as well. Giclee printing has been rapidly growing and becoming the number one choice of fine art reproductions. Many printer and print media manufacturers have been working to improve their product contributing tremendously to the increase in overall Giclee print quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Giclée?
The word 'Giclée' is associated with:
1) fine art reproduction PROCESS
2) the product of the process which is PRINT.
Giclee PRINT is a superior museum quality reproduction which became most popular in the past decade.

What is the advantage of Giclée Prints comparing to other fine art reproduction techniques?
Giclée printers use archival inks which make the archival properties of giclées much higher than lithography or silkscreen prints. Special inks we use in our printers have a light fastness rating up to 200 years. In most cases Giclees are going to last longer then oil, acrylic and other medium originals. Visual giclees are also some times better then originals.

Are the all the prints smudge-proof, waterproof?
Yes, they are, coated or not. UV protective coating/varnishes add more durability. Watercolor paper prints are more resistant to smudge and water damage then watercolor painting. Framing behind glass is still highly recommended.

How long are my prints are going to last?
Under normal lighting conditions, our inks will not show noticeable fading for at least 200 years. Although it is recommended by ink and media manufacturers that prints must not be exposed to direct sunlight. If you handle giclee as any original artwork then it will last longer then an original artwork.

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