Thursday, March 27, 2008
About Giclee Prints
Giclee prints (French word, pronounced "jee-clay" meaning to spray in a jiggling manner) are such high quality reproductions of original paintings that it is often difficult to tell the print from the original. The process starts with a professionally taken photographic transparency that is used to make a high resolution scan. After adjustments are made for clarity and color accuracy, colored inks spray the image onto canvas or specially treated papers through the use of a high tech printer. Canvas prints are then manually covered with a clear topcoat to protect the print for many years from fading. I am so confident of this process that I will replace your print with a new one if it does not hold up as promised. Canvas prints are framed in black metal presentation frames, unless otherwise indicated or requested. Paper prints are custom matted to fit standard sized frames; the difficulty in shipping glass has precluded me from shipping framed paper prints under glass. However, any painting purchased in person at the studio is framed, matted and ready for immediate hanging. Also, any image can be made into a print that is sized to your specifications.