Technical Information About Our Reproductions
We offer three types of framed reproductions for most works - Giclée, Laser Print, and Canvas Transfer.

Giclée

A Giclée is an elegant, state-of-the-art reproduction that gives a vibrant color rendition of an original painting. A result of the marriage of art and modern technology, a giclée faithfully reflects the vibrant color, rich detail and lush texture of the original.

Giclée, a French printmaker's term for "fine spray", was adopted to distinguish the technique from ordinary offset printing. It also signifies to the art buyer that the process and materials used to create the print were intended for the fine art market.

A giclée is created by a digital printer' tiny ink jets that spray millions of droplets of water based ink onto fine archival art paper or canvas known as the "substrate". The combination of specific inks and substrate are carefully selected to assure maximum print longevity.

Giclées are produced one at a time. Depending upon their size, this intricate printing process can take up to an hour or more for each print. Afterward, giclées are coated with a protective finish to further assure their longevity. Whether fine archival art paper or canvas, the end result is always the same: a beautifully reproduced work of art with the look and feel of the original painting.

Laser Print

Laser prints are fine art reproductions printed on acid free paper. They are framed behind glass.

Canvas Transfer

A Canvas Transfer is a traditional lithograph originally printed on paper that has been transferred to canvas. The texture of the canvas shows through. The protective acrylic coating is brushed on to provide a realistic texture.



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