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Processes and Techniques
What is a Giclee?
Giclee: Giclee is the French word meaning "to spray". It is pronounced "zhee-clay". The Giclee printing process is one in which an original image is scanned or rendered digitally. Artisans at the
printer or atelier work with images on a computer screen to make
it accurate beyond words. Because no printer screens are used, the prints have a
higher resolution than lithographs. The color range is very similar to
a serigraph. In the Giclee fine art printing process, a fine stream of ink
more than four million droplets per second, is sprayed on archival art paper or
artist's canvas. The effect is perfect for finer art printing. Giclees
are produced singly, using state of the art technology by expert craftsman who
are artisans themselves. Giclees are made from original art in the forms of
water colors, oil and acrylic paintings, pastels, pen and ink drawings,
and charcoal drawings.
Limited Edition and Open Edition Giclee Fine Art Prints
prints are created individually. You'll be sent the next lowest available edition number we have. The finest
archival water color papers are used as well as specialized archival quality Giclee paper which is more like those in
fine art lithographs. In the case of renditions from paintings, when
chosen, artist canvas is used to retain the total look and replication of an
original painting. ALL prints from FineArtShackGallery.com are original art renditions
which were hand created by our Artist, Lar Shackelford and are completely
unique unto themselves. Art from FineArtShack.com is remarkable and truly inspired. We're proud to able to share it with you for a
fraction of the cost in galleries.
Print care and Exhibition
The life span estimates of highly specialized pigments used in Giclees make them
archival quality and able to last over 150 years with no noticeable deterioration. Keep them away from direct sunlight, or other harsh elements,
they can fade even the best of print jobs. If a print on fine art paper has not been coated, it should be protected from moisture and is best framed
behind glass. Store art and photographic prints in a photo album or plastic photo storage box that is acid free. Archival sleeves are also available at
many craft stores for storing your fine art print collections.
Handling Your Prints
If at all possible, do not touch the top of your print as fingers can contain elements
which might degrade a print. Perfumes, some soaps, and even hand lotions might be problematic from your hands. Scratching can occur
even with your finger nails. Some photographic and art papers show scratches very easily so be very careful. Handle all your art prints and
photographs with a gentle touch, to help preserve them.
Easily frameable in ready made or custom framing, all print sizes are standard frame sizes; 5 x 7,
8 x 10, 8. 5 x 11, 11 x 14, 16 x 20, 18 x 24, 20 x 30, up to 40 x 55. Our fine art prints allow you to enhance your home or office environment with art that is usually reserved
for collectors or expensive galleries. The quality will simply astound you as much as it has our past clients.
When Can I Expect My Prints?
Some of the limited
editions spend time in the proofing process, so there may be some delay in the actual delivery of the prints you choose. Open edition prints in stock are mailed PRIORITY MAIL at the U.S. Post Office in 24-48 hours of your payment. You may purchase Fine Art Shack Gallery prints in Lar's Ebay Auctions. Special requests for a size, special color, or theme you require are handled on an individual basis. Requests for specialized subject matter done in a "one of a kind" art piece are handled in the same way. Feel free to email to contact us. Naturally an exclusive print or painting is going to cost more than even a limited hand signed and numbered work of art, contact us for a quote being very specific about what you envision.
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