A giclee prints is a way to classify a professionally produced print using inkjet technology, primarily printed on canvas or a fine art paper with archival grade inks. While the process is only several decades old, it has quickly become the method of choice for both artists and photographers. Read more…
The following type of prints come ready to hang: framed prints, wood prints, acrylic prints, metal prints (with the exception of some styles), stretched and mounted canvas prints and metal prints will arrive ready-to-hang. Some other types of prints may have styles that also allow for them to be ready to hang.
Yes. Many artists order their under-paintings from us, and this practice is becoming more and more popular.
Yes. All canvas prints will be coated with an aqueous coating to help diminish the potential for smudging and scuffing. A print in which the matte canvas is chosen will receive a matte coating while a print in which luster or gloss canvas is selected will receive a luster coating.
For canvas, we use primarily use poly cotton blend canvases by Breathing Color specially coated to receive the inks used by our printers. The canvas has an oxford weave giving it a natural canvas texture as favored by professional photographers. The papers also have their own priming or are also treated to accept the inks we print with. Various finish options are available from matte to gloss canvas.
Your giclee canvas print will last up to 150 years at least, with the proper care. Although the process of giclee printing has only been around since the latter part of the last century, testing and research confirms that an archival giclee print can have a life-span of 200+ years. Both Epson and Canon promotes their inks as being resistant to fading over time.
Yes. We use only sap-free lumber for our stretcher bars. Our preference has always been Kiln dried pine as it is not likely to crack, warp, or become brittle.
For canvas brands by leading manufacturers for the decor and fine art industry. All canvas is a primed canvas specially coated to receive the inks used by our printers. The canvas has an oxford weave giving it a natural canvas texture as favored by professional photographers. The papers also have their own priming or are also treated to accept the inks we print with. Visit our canvas and fine art papers pages for more information about brands and their specs.