Your shopping cart is empty.
Apr 18, 2019
A photographer unlike a painter, or sculptor does not have a true original. Most of the images are digital and can be printed in a darkroom, or using a high-quality large format inkjet printer.
First, I would like to clear up some misconceptions about the term Giclée. It is interesting how this one word has stuck in people’s minds over the years.
The word Giclée was coined by printmaker Jack Duganne in 1991. The name was often synonymous with Fine Art Prints created on an Iris Printer. The Iris printer was invented in the late 1980s, and there are probably very few of them still around.
Today, most fine art prints are made with large format inkjet printers. Epson and Canon printers are the leaders and the most prominent names most people will recognize.
Today the word Giclée is still used to describe high-quality fine art prints even though most prints are not printed with an Iris Printer.
To qualify as a Giclée or a High-Quality Fine Art Print the art must meet three minimum requirements.
1. A print must be a minimum of 300 DPI (dots per inch).
2. The paper or canvas used to print the piece must be of archival quality. These are best for color reproduction and are said to last 100 years when printed with the right inks.
3. The final elements are the type of inks for the printer. These inks are pigment-based and are typically used with large format printers. The inks are said to have a life-span of over 100 years without fading. Many of the lower-cost consumer printers use dye-based inks which begin to fade sooner.
These are Art Prints or Photographs that are printed with a large format printer that meet the minimum requirements for a Giclée or a High-Quality Fine Art Prints.
The quantity of the limited edition varies from artist to artist, but are usually from 10-50 versions. If the limited editions are smaller the collectability and the value are increased. An artist may often raise the price incrementally as the editions sell and become more in demand. So, you may pay more for a later version.
These prints are numbered and signed by the artist. Some artists offer a certificate of authenticity with the number in circulation and the edition.
Limited edition prints often increase in value. Of course, this depends on the artist. The best advice has always been to collect art that you…love.
Open editions are just Fine Art Prints at a lower price that may be printed in any quantity deemed by the artist.
I hope this information will help you to choose the best art that you love and will give you many years of enjoyment.
This presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.
It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.
This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.
Join my mailing list, and you will automatically be entered in my "Free Print Give-Away Contest."
Last year was the lucky winner of "The Zebra." Be the first to know
about my new work, special promotions, and discounts.
If I am having a "Discount Sale," my sign-up
may be temporarily turned off until the sale ends.
This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.
Click on any Image to continue
The above preview shows how to use the live preview on this website. The image displayed is just an example, and is not available for sale.
This means you can use the camera on your phone or tablet and superimpose any piece of art onto a wall inside of your home or business.
To use this feature, Just look for the "Live Preview AR" button when viewing any piece of art on this website!
Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.
SAVE 20% ON YOUR FIRST ORDER!
Enter your email below and we'll email you a 20% OFF Coupon right now!
You will also be entered in my next "Print Giveaway Contest".
This offer is valid for NEW CUSTOMERS only!