Giclée FINE ART REPRODUCTIONS

Giclée is a French word meaning “the spraying of ink”. Giclées
are museum quality reproductions on canvas or paper, which are printed using pigmented inks on archival canvas or on 100% acid free cotton rag paper. Longevity tests show the inks we use to be colorfast for 120 years.

SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF Giclées INCLUDE:

  • They are printed using long lasting archival inks, which provide UV protection.
  • A wider range of deeper colors is available than is available with offset litho prints.
  • Giclées are very accurate to the original art.
  • The canvas and rag paper that the Giclées are printed on are heavier than lithograph paper and give the Giclée the look of an original painting.
  • The canvas Giclées are printed and then cured with UV inhibitor varnish.
  • Canvas Giclées work well in any room because there is no glare.
  • Mats and glass are not used to frame canvas Giclées
  • The quality of the image, paper, color and printing techniques are exceptional.

CARE OF A GICLEE PRINT:
  • Remove all paper wrapping and packaging items from your Giclées as soon as you receive them. The shipping materials are for the protection of the Giclées and should not be used for storage materials.
  • Please store your Giclées away from heat and moisture sources. The inks are water-soluble. Moisture will ruin your print!
  • Giclées on paper should be stored on a clean, dry surface. They are printed on 100% cotton rag paper and are NOT water resistant. Mat and frame as soon as possible, using conservation framing techniques, including UV inhibiting glass.
  • Intense, direct lighting may reduce the longevity of the Giclee, but reasonable lighting conditions should have very little, if any, effect.
  • Stretched or mounted canvas Giclées should be stored vertically with plastic or wax paper between them. Unstretched or unmounted canvases can be stored flat or rolled. Giclées printed on canvas are water and UV resistant, but NOT water proof. These prints are susceptible to streaking and smudging if they come into contact with any liquids. To remove dust from a canvas Giclee, gently wipe with a soft dry cloth.
  • In summary treat them as you would any valuable, water-soluble artwork.