What is a Canvas giclée (gee-clay) print?
French word Giclée means to spray or squirt. This process
uses incredibly accurate computer controlled jets to apply ink to artist's
canvas. These unique jets are able to vary the width of the ink stream
to as small as 1/100th the width of human hair. It is this capability
that gives the giclée its beauty. Giclées have a higher
resolution than offset lithographs and the dynamic color range is greater
How does it work?
The giclée process begins with the input stage. A scan
of the original painting or transparency will create a digital file. The
scanning process is critical and requires the most technically advanced
equipment. After the scan is complete, the resulting file will be
entered into the computer where the file must be color balanced
and adjusted to match the original artwork. Making the final print match
or exceed the original painting is an art in itself and calls for a great
deal of patience and skill.
About the materials used
Our inks have been tested on Arches cold press paper. Prints have
an expected life of 32 to 36 years under normal conditions of 450 lux
for 12 hours per day without noticeable fading. This is more permanent
than the original painting.
Each piece is coated with a crystal clear finish that is non yellowing,
and contains a UV inhibitor. Your print should be afforded the same level
of care as an original piece of art. They are valuable works, beautiful
reproductions but costly to produce, therefore should be handled with
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