About our Giclée Prints
We take pride in offering outstanding quality. All of our prints you purchase are:
- Hand signed, limited-edition archival giclée prints.
- Printed on your choice of either museum-quality archival 300 gsm cold-press paper, or premium acid-free, pH neutral 430 gsm cotton-blend matte canvas with a fine, textured weave.
- Varnishing, matting & framing are available, if desired. Inquire for costs. Please allow a two-week turn-around.
- All prints are shipped loosely rolled, protected by acid-free conservation grade glassine for their protection.
- We strive to offer 48-72 hour turnaround from the time you place your order for rapid turn around. Our delivery time is usually 3 to 5 business days (US mainland). Expedited shipping is available for an additional charge. International orders are welcome.
Custom sizes are also available. If you have any questions or special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. Custom sizes are also available.
About Giclee Prints
The Definition : Giclée (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 squirt”.
The Term : The term “giclée 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 : Giclée 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 referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
The Quality: The quality of the giclée print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.
The Market: 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.) print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.