A giclee is a high-resolution reproduction done on a special large format printer. Giclee are printed with archival quality inks onto a variety of substrates such as canvas and fine art paper. The French term "Giclée" literally meaning "spray of ink," is used to describe these prints. Four precision nozzles spray up to a million microscopic droplets per second onto fine art paper. The giclee printing process provides excellent color accuracy and highly detailed prints. The majority of our giclee prints are printed on high end Epson printers printed on acid-free archival material with archival inks.
A lithograph print is created by creating a plate with the image to be printed. Color images are produced using a four-color separation process, in which four different plates are made for the cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks; when the plates are printed, the colors blend together visually, creating a color image. Also known as offset printing.
Each print is hand-numbered (unless otherwise noted) and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Edition sizes may range from 25-1000.
Some editions may be signed by the artist or feature the artist's authorized signature. Editions signed directly by the artist may take longer to ship depending on the artist's schedule
An authorized signature means that the artist has provided us with a copy of his signature and authorized us to sign the edition with an autopen signature (a mechanized way of signing the artwork).
Serigraphing is a silk screen process. To produce a serigraph cel, a hand-cut master screen is prepared for each color in the scene. The serigrapher applies each distinct color separately one screen at a time in an exact process. Sericels are generally laid on a lithographic background. Edition sizes may range from 1000 to 5000 pieces and may or may no be numbered. Each limited edition comes with a certificate of authenticity.
The Pix-Cel is a trademarked product developed by Acme and Epson utilizing proprietary technology to give a fully rendered continuous tone 3-D image directly from digital production files onto clear acetate and positioned on a giclee background also from a digital production file. Each pix-cel is hand-numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Edition sizes may range from 25-500.