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Prints

 Giclee Prints come ready to hang, gallery wrapped with extended image over 3/4" sidebar. Please email with any custom size requests, or questions to [email protected]

We do not keep most prints in stock so allow two to three weeks to receive, will ship directly to you! 10% of proceeds donated to local food bank. If preference of other cause please email. You will receive confirmation receipt via email of donation to support our community!

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What is a giclee print?

              A giclee is a digital ink jet print made to reproduce artwork and photography. The process employs a highly refined ink jet print head that has thousands of tiny nozzles that sprays very fine, overlapping layers of pigmented ink onto paper or canvas to create stunning prints with superior clarity and color.

The term "giclee" is derived from the French noun "gicleur" meaning "jet, stream of liquid or gas forced out of an opening". More loosely translated, it means "to spray". The term was created by an early proponent of digital ink jet printing who wanted to elevate the awareness of the superior nature of this new printing process over traditional offset printing -- that a giclee was a print that was "sophisticated" or special.

Pigmented inks are very stable. Some of the more current inks are rated to last up to two hundred years without fading according to testing lab Wilhelm Research. Even though dye inks have a larger color "gamut" or range, pigmented inks are overall superior for their stability.

The papers and canvas types that are used to make giclee prints are all specially coated to make the substrate's surface more receptive to pigmented inks.

*article adapted and courtesy of PICTURE SALON

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