What are Giclee Reproductions?
A fine art Giclee (zhee-clay) is created directly from the artist’s original artwork.
High-resolution digital scans of the original paintings are carefully color matched to the original with special attention to detail, color balance and the tone of each. The artist oversees this color matching process.
They are reproduced on artist’s canvas with special pure-pigment inks. These continuous tone reproductions utilize up to nine special archival inks and will last at least 100 years with reasonable care without fading or yellowing.
A protective UV coating is an integral part of every Giclee reproduction.
The canvas is then wrapped on stretcher bars, just like the artist’s original painting.
They are then finally inspected by the artist.
Each reproduction is individually custom made for you after it is ordered. It will arrive in perfect condition ready for framing. Please allow ten working days for your giclee to be proofed, processed, and made ready for shipping.
Giclee reproductions may be framed in the same manner as an original oil painting. No glass cover is required. In fact, since the digital image includes every subtlety of the original…including the smallest details of light and shadow and texture of the canvas…the fine art giclee is often indistinguishable from the original work of art.
Giclees are superior to traditional, often visible, dot-pattern lithographic reproductions on paper are printed in the thousands of prints to be cost effective. These lithographs are not light-fast, and will fade and change color over time. Limited edition giclees are reproduced one at a time, and are displayed in museums and galleries around the world.