Giclée Prints and Our Gallery Images
Giclée reproductions were originally developed in 1989 as a digital method of fine art printing. The word Giclée is French for "a spray or jet of liquid." Hence, Giclée images are digital images properly formatted and aligned and then sent to a super high-resolution inkjet printer(2880dpi x 2880dpi).
Unlike some other production methodologies, each image can be printed individually. This advanced method has numerous advantages for artists and collectors. Since each item is individually printed, costs are controlled and savings are passed on to collectors in the form of better pricing and larger selections.
Since there is no wear-and-tear on plates, screens, or ink rollers, every image produced is identical, from the very first to the very last image in each limited edition series.
Additionally, the prints shipped to you as a collector are fresh and clean, not having suffered long storage periods. Limited Edition quantities specified by the artist are limits, and in many cases, the full edition size may never be produced. This increases the value of the investment made on prints purchased by the collector.
Giclée Prints and Color Variations
Please note that computer monitors display images at a much lower resolution and often have noticeable color differences from the actual printed work. The images you are viewing are created at 72 dpi (dots per inch) versus 1440 to 2880 dpi for the actual print.
This difference means that prints show greater contrast, texture, color depth, and saturation than a screen image. In addition, computer monitors are often calibrated differently and can therefore introduce differences in brightness, contrast and color depth.
While we have made every effort to present images that represent the final print, most of our customers find the printed image dramatically superior. If you are not satisfied with the print you purchased, please return it in its original condition for a full refund (see our Money Back Guarantee).
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