The word "Giclee" (pronounced ghee-clay, as in "gee") typically refers to a limited edition, digital reproduction of two-dimensional artwork on high quality paper or canvas with fine art inks. A Giclee should have a predictable lifespan which is of an "archival" nature.
The printing process begins with the original piece of artwork, which is captured through a highly sophisticated digital imaging process and then taken through an in-depth digital process. Because no screens are used, the prints have a higher apparent resolution than lithographs. The dynamic color range is like that of a serigraphy. The artist's color approval and input are essential for creating the final custom setting for hte edition. Giclee prints should be treated like any other piece of fine art, they should be protected from excessive light, moisture and heat.
Quality that lasts—Original HP Photo Inks and Canvas
Signed and numbered limited edition giclee prints are available of most of my paintings. I personally handle the process 100% from start to finish using a large format high resolution scanner to capture the image from my paintings. The art can be reproduced on either the acid free water resistant canvas or on acid free fine art paper, (Textured Fine Art Paper or Velvet Fine Art Paper) I do tend to use exclusively the HP Canvas and HP Inks for the giclees. According to HP and the lab testing done, prints achieve over 200 years print permanence on a range of HP creative and specialty media products.
A certificate of Authenticity is issued with each print to verify that the print has been personally inspected, signed and numbered as part of a specific limited edition.
I can and sometimes like to hand-embellish the prints on canvas with oil paint to give them more authenticity and a look that is closer to the original. The darks in a painting reproduce sometimes "flat" looking and I feel adding in subtle color and texture helps. This is not always done, but I can, if you so choose and when I feel it is necessary to put out a better reproduction.
PRINT SIZES, MATTING & FRAMING
Prints can be made most any size or dimension up to 20" wide. If done on paper then once they are matted and framed the outer dimensions of your piece would be larger. Canvas prints are varnished with a roll on UV protectant varnish and stretched on wooden strips ready to be framed. I would be happy to work with you to find the best style framing, (and/or matting if the prints calls for matting), to match both the art and your decor.