1. What is a giclée print?
Giclée ( pronounced jhee-clay ) is the term coined for the latest generation of fine art reproduction. The term means “to spurt” in French and comes from the fact that a giclée printer is basically an inkjet printer taken to the extreme. Giclees are printed with a microscopic sized dot pattern allowing for virtual continuous tone printing. Using 10 different coloured inks we are able to capture a range of colours previously unheard of, resulting in the absolute highest quality print imaginable.
2. What is the difference between a giclée print on stretched canvas and a giclée print on fine art paper?
The stretched print option implies that the canvas giclée is stretched on a wood frame with a 4 cm profile; the image is mirrored onto the sides of the canvas and is ready to be hung upon delivery. The giclée prints on fine art paper are made with Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, a 308 gsm, 100% cotton paper with a beautifully defined felt structure with museum quality for highest age resistance; this option is perfect if you’d like to customize your print with a frame that will compliment your home's decor.
3. What is a hand-embellished print?
After the canvas giclée has been stretched, it is embellished with heavy bodied acrylic paint, highlighting certain areas of the print, giving it texture and mimicking the appearance of an original painting. Each hand embellished print is unique from the other.
4. What is the difference between a limited edition and an open edition print?
Limited editions suggest only a limited number of prints can be made available for purchase in the edition. For example, in a 25-print limited edition, once all 25 prints have sold, the prints will no longer be available. All prints are numbered (e.g. 1/25) and signed by the artist. The exclusive nature of a limited edition print effectively raises it’s value. Unlike limited edition prints, open edition prints may be endlessly reproduced. Because there is no limit to the number of prints that can be made, open edition prints are priced lower than limited edition prints.
5. How soon will I get my painting and/or print after purchase?
Typically 2-3 weeks depending on if the painting/print is being delivered or if it needs to be shipped to your location. For the latter option, you will receive a tracking number as soon as your purchase has been shipped!