PRINT, POSTERS OR REPRODUCTION ON CANVAS
|A print or poster is made
from an original painting. If you're looking for something a little more dramatic than a print or
poster, then reproduction of the paintings from our gallery on canvas is the answer. Reproduction on
canvas (Giclee) has the appearance of an original work of art and has
great appreciation value, yet is less expensive. All Giclees wil be
signed and dated.
REPRODUCTION ON CANVAS
About Giclee Printing
|The Definition :
Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a feminine
noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been
derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to
|The Term : The
term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking
technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and
printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including
canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process
provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
|The Process :
Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to
12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are
vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard.
These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly
detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee
prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are
4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by
Giclee 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 film inherently
do. Another tremendous advantage of giclee 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.
The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide
and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art
galleries, and photographic galleries.
It is a reproduction and can be done in limited signed by the artist
editions, so that the value continues to increase, much like a painting
It is the breakthrough that allows familes to commission an original
portrait of their loved one and then, with permission of the artist, be
able to buy giclee on canvas prints to duplicate it for other family
members. Of course the original signed work is the most valuable and
coveted, at this time, but the Giclee is remarkable!
Numerous examples of giclee prints can be found in New York City
at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea
Galleries. Recent auctions of giclee prints have fetched $10,800 for
Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang
Tillmans (April 23/24 2004, Photographs, New York, Phillips de Pury
& Company.) 1997-2010 Giclée Print Net, Inc.
here for canvas standard sizes and styles