Museum Quality Giclee Printing
A very recent technology allows for artists original paintings to be replicated on canvas. Prior to this an artist who painted an original work on canvas would have to have a reproduction made on paper. Unlike a paper reproduction, one printed on canvas can be displayed without glass and matting, and also looks like an original
Giclée (pronounced "zhee-clay") is an high quality ink-jet printing process that produces beautiful digital reproductions that last much longer than those produced using traditional 'commercial' printing techniques. For this reason, it is the printing technique that we use for all our editions. Unlike normal mass-produced printing methods, the giclée is a "print-on-demand" process that allows as few as one print to be made, with each print taking as long as an hour to make. Our fine art giclee printing process uses archival pigmented inks.Whereas cheaper "offset" printing processes use unstable oil-based inks, usually consisting of just four colors, our Epson giclee process uses at least six pigmented archival inks, and sometimes seven. The use of these extra colors produces a more brilliant and faithful color reproduction, and the archival pigment inks have been tested by Wilhelm Imaging Research to last about 80 to 100 years on the media we use, before any noticeable fading occurs. (Standard "offset" and "litho" printing inks have much less resistance to fading.)
A giclee is an extremely high-end fine art print recognized as the next best thing to owning the original. Giclee's can be found on display in the world's finest museums and art galleries, often they can be hard to distinguish from originals.
This sophisticated reproduction technology not only utilises more colours than regular printing, but also has an unparalleled vibrancy and detail. This is why Giclée printing is widely regarded as the very best fine art printing method currently available - and why it has been embraced by so many galleries, artists and museums as their preferred method of art reproduction.
A water resistant coat of protective varnish gives the last touch to the reproduction.
Your reproduction will be stabilized in a wood frame with a steel cable, ready to hang, and will last forever to become a family heirloom.
Each reproduction arrives safely packed in an export quality box.
The Suzan Wolters original signature authenticates each art replica and is hand-numbered. A Certificate of Authenticity is included to add value to your Giclee Art Print.
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The Market : Numerous examples of giclee prints can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries. Recent auctions of giclee prints have fetched $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang Tillmans (April 23/24 2004, Photographs, New York, Phillips de Pury & Company.)
WHAT'S A GICLEE ?