Q: What is a limited edition Giclee print on canvas?
A: Limited edition prints are reproductions of a original piece of art work. We offer Giclee prints on canvas which are museum quality prints that last upwards of 100 years.
Giclée printing is a process that uses fade-resistant, archival inks and archival substrates to print on large format printers.
The run of prints are capped at a specific number (often 100 or 500). Limited edition prints can be more valuable to art collectors than prints with out a restricted number of copies because of the rarity of the prints.
Prints offer a great way for the entry level art collector to invest in art.
Q: How are these prints made?
A: A Giclee print is produced by a type of ink jet printer however the printers used are much larger and use a different technique than your standard ink jet printer.
Giclée printing is often used by artists to make reproductions of their original two-dimensional artwork, photographs or computer-generated art for resale while preserving the original.
The term Giclée printing is based on the French word "le gicleur" meaning "nozzle", or more specifically "gicler" meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray".
After the prints are produced they are hand laminated and treated with a protective scratch-resistant UV laminate to keep your print sharp for life. Finally, each canvas print is hand-strectched on stretcher bars, just as is done with the original painting. All prints are ready to hang right out of the box with gallery-strength piano wire and protective rubber bumpers.
We use a third party printer who uses the highest quality printing technique in the industry. The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is also a client of the printer we use.