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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 to compare to the original work. I approve the final proof.

The 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 edition size.


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