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Giclee Prints - Perrin Photo Art
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The Making of a "Giclee" Print

The Definition: giclee (Zhee-Klay). The French word "giclee" is a feminine noun that means a spray or spurt of liquid.

The Term: The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution, high fidelity digital scans and printed with pigment archival quality inks onto various substrates, including canvas, watercolor paper, transparent acetates, fine art and photo-base papers. The "giclee" printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction available today, which cannot be duplicated by other printing techniques. This produces exceptional museum quality prints, creating a whole new vibrant medium of art.

The Process: "Giclee" prints are typically created using professional 8 color to 12 color ink jet printers.

The Advantages: A tremendous advantage of "giclee" printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various medium, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client. Brilliant color and rich texture have made "giclee" prints the reproduction of choice for artists, photographers, museums and collectors. The final product is a lush and velvety art print; one that has the feel of a fine art canvas and the look of an original painting. Under normal conditions, prints last more than 75 years. The process is not only stable, it is a departure from the toxic heritage of conventional chemical based darkroom prints and represents an environmentally responsible method of fine art printing. You therefore treat a "giclee" print as a fine art original. Fine Art prints should not be displayed in direct sunlight. "giclee" prints are estimated, by analysts, to grow to 15 billion (27% per year) prints in the USA by 2005.

Watercolors..."Giclee" Prints
Pigment on Watercolor Paper. A computer scans the artist's original work to produce a fine art print that has the look and feel of an original watercolor. Water-based "Archival" pigment inks are used on a 100% acid-free cotton rag watercolor paper.

There is also a generous white border on each print. (Open edition).

Original Open Edition Fine Art "Giclee" Prints On Canvas

Why Canvas Prints?
Above all, they are far more beautiful and elegant than paper prints.
Canvas does not need to be framed with glass, so the image can be seen clearly without glare.
The natural texture of canvas give the exact look and feel of an original oil painting.

What type of canvas?
Only selected canvas material capable of high resolution image detail and light-fast properties are used to make our "giclee" canvas prints.

Mounting Methods
Canvas prints can be mounted with the same methods used for original oil paintings, such as stretching on traditional wooden stretcher bar, pasting to a flatboard, traditional frame, decorator wrap or museum frame.
Lou will personally sign each reproduction as his guarantee that the canvas meets his highest standards.

Brushstrokes Effect
The brushstrokes effect is an extra feature that adds even more realism to the giclee. They are individually hand-applied following the patterns of the original painting. The result is a rich textured relief very similar to the one found in the oil painting.

Other Print Sizes...
Photos are available in many other sizes and must be quoted separately.

Still looking for more pictures?
We can search our files/archives for appropriate images to suit your project, and provide a selection for you to choose from, or will create just for you.

Black & White and Tone prints are available at the same print price as color.

Open Edition prints are made by the same process and the same exacting standards as Limited Edition prints. The intention is to provide the collector with high quality prints within a lower price range.

Framing
Our business is to make the artwork look even better. Our own in-house modern frame shop specializes in the Photographic Art Decor market, with a team of custom framers who have over thirty years experience in the picture framing, mounting and laminating technologies. This enables us to turn stunning framed photographs into wonderful creative windows.

For more information about our products and sales policies, visit our Policy and FAQ page.

Disclaimer
All prices are subject to change without notice.
All sizes quoted are approximate.
We may correct errors or inaccuracies and change or update information on this web site at any time without notice.
All prices listed on this site are subject to confirmation. We are not responsible for typographical errors and technical information, including prices.

For a free consultation and price quote, you may reach us by:

Phone: 403.932.7772
Fax: 403.932.7780
Email: info@perrinphotoart.com

 

 

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