Giclée Art Print Reproductions (Info Only)
Giclée ("zhee-clay"), a French word meaning "that which is sprayed or squirted" is a highly advanced method of computer-controlled, fine-art reproduction using archival dye-based inks. A sophisticated ink-jet printer designed specifically for this process creates a near-continuous-tone image on fine-art media such as watercolor paper and canvas with greater permanence than previous processes used to print lithographic art reproductions.
A giclée print is an individually produced, high-resolution print made using a new sophisticated wide format inkjet printer technology. A state-of-the-art digital printer sprays millions of drops of ink per square inch onto specially treated canvas or paper, producing a large archival quality image with brilliant velvety colors, crisp contrasts and razor-sharp details. Our printer uses 12 colors to produce the most vibrant colors. Our canvas is primed with Ultra White primer.
Giclée prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and films inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of giclée printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
Our Giclée Print Options (Stretched Canvas/un-Strectched Canvas/Archival Artist Paper)
The Giclée on stretched canvas is wrapped on a 1.5" thick wooden back stretcher, the quality canvas is primed with ultra white primer. The sides of canvas are printed to match the original painting and securely stapled to the back of the wooden stretcher bars. This stretched canvas print is shipped in a durable cardboard box, with internal bubble wrap protection. This painting comes pre-installed with a hanging wire on the back of the wooden stretcher bars, ready for hanging !
The Giclée on un-stretched canvas, is printed on quality canvas primed with ultra white primer. There is a 1 1/2" printed side image (that will be visible when stretched on the side of the wooden stretcher bars) and a 1 1/2 " white boarder that will be used to hold the staples on the back of the wooden stretcher bars. This un-stretched canvas printed is carefully rolled and shipped in a durable cardboard tube.
The Giclée on archival artist paper, is printed on quality ultra bright white, archival artist paper. There is a 1 1/2 " white boarder that surrounds the printed image. This paper print is carefully rolled and shipped in a durable cardboard tube.
All reproductions are printed in Canada, and custom assembled for the stretched canvas in Canada.
Our Giclée art and painting products are produced in Canada, any required fabrication of stretcher bars for our stretched canvas products are also made in Canada with Canadian wood by skilled Canadian crafts persons.
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