What a great question! Giclée is a French word that means a spray or spurt of liquid. It’s a process for producing high-quality reproductions of images such as paintings or photographs using an inkjet printer.
I offer three types of giclée: prints on paper, canvas trimmed, and gallery wrapped. Here’s the differences.
Fine Art Paper Prints
The paintings are printed on fine art archival paper using Ultrachrome HDR archival inks for the best colors available. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans or camera. When printing I leave at least a one inch border all the way around. I will always write the name of the painting and sign it.
The paintings are printed on 100% cotton canvas. The canvas is always finished with a Clear Shield brand liquid laminate Satin finish to protect and extend the life of your reproduction. ‘Trimmed’ means that you will receive it with no wooden frame. This is perfect for lower cost shipping. You would then frame the painting yourself. I leave about 2 inches all the way around and sign the back and front of the canvas.
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
The paintings are also printed on 100% cotton canvas. The canvas is always finished with a Clear Shield brand liquid laminate Satin finish to protect and extend the life of your reproduction. ‘Wrapped’ means that your print will be stretched across a 1 ½ inch wooden frame with the print extending all the way around. A gallery wrapped canvas does not show staples. It is held on the back and actually can be hung with no frame. I also sign the front and back of the canvas.
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