Giclée’s and Embellished Giclée’s
What are Giclée’s
The Definition: Giclée (zhee-klay) The French word “giclée” is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb “gicler” meaning “to squirt”.
The Term: The term “giclée print” connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclée printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
The Process: Giclée prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
The Advantages: Giclée prints are advantageous to the consumer given a higher value for original art collecting. Another tremendous advantage of giclée printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size. This gives the purchaser and artist more options without losing quality in the Art. This is a gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.
What is Artist Embellished?
A Popular way to create original work from the Artist at a fraction of the cost.
Defined by Webster is “to make beautiful by ornamentation, to adorn or to add fanciful details to. ” When we’re talking about art on canvas, embellishing refers to painting over areas of the image to enhance color, add brush strokes and/or texture to the finished work. Embellishing techniques are as unique as the artists themselves. The canvas has more texture and dimension when it is embellished and looks more like an original.
What is a Stretcher Bar?
A stretcher bar is used to construct a wooden stretcher used by artists to mount their canvases.
A wooden framework support on which an artist fastens a piece of canvas.
By wrapping the canvas all the way around the frame, known as gallery wrap, the art can then hang, already framed.
The stretcher bar width is optional.Today they are mostly made with 1 3/4″ width which provides a contemporary style. Additional framing if desired would be within a Floater Frame which can be purchased in frame shops.
How long does it take to receive my purchase?
All shipments will be sent within 7 business days or sooner and shipped via Ground. Allow 14 days additional time for Artist Enhancement Giclee’s. Once product is shipped you will be provided with a tracking number via email.
Must be shipped within 10 days of delivery and placed back in the original shipping material.