Size of Image
All measurements given for the images are for the image size
only. All the prints and originals have margins for ease of
matting and framing.
What is a Giclée Print
Giclée prints are a blend of fine art and modern technology.
They are works printed on the highest quality archival paper
and water-based in an even spread, where off-set lithographs
rely on a dot pattern. Giclées have a continual color
saturation that produces a detailed reproduction with all
the brilliance of the original artwork.
How are they made?
The first step in producing a giclée
is to take a digital photo or make a high resolution color
scan of the artwork.
The resulting digital image may be adjusted several times
for accuracy; with each adjustment there is a proof produced
compare to the original work. I approve the final proof.
printing process begins with a high-end Giclée printer.
A set of four nozzles move across a high grade archival paper,
each nozzle containing a different color watercolor ink: cyan,
magenta, yellow, and black. These inks are the same colors
used in high-end color printing and are combined to reproduce
all colors to the naked eye. Each nozzle sprays a fine mist
of ink onto the paper, much like an airbrush. The visual resolution
is 1800 drops per inch, giving the Giclée print the
smooth color transitions similar to the original. The process
mimics the original so well that Giclée prints are often
mistaken for the original.
The printing process takes between
45 to 60 minutes to complete a single Giclée. I then
inspect them and sign and number the approved prints in a predetermined