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What is a Giclee print?  Giclee is a French term which means to spray ink and is pronounced "jee-clay". Giclee prints can be done on a variety of materials. ... The Giclee print is an excellent reproduction of the original painting.

 

What is a limited edition Giclee print? A limited edition Giclee carries an edition size, which is typically determined by the artist. A finite number will be produced garnering more value as availability decreases. Once the edition sells out, no more will ever be printed.

 

How long will a Giclee print last?  200 years or so… (a world-leader in image-longevity testing) has established that these “Archival Prints”/”Giclee Printswill last around 200 years before any noticeable shift in color integrity occurs. This longevity is achieved when stored in total darkness and under the right atmospheric conditions.

 

Is Giclee better than lithograph?  Giclée Art Print vs Lithograph. Side by side however, the giclee art print has a better quality than lithographs across the board. It comes from the ability to have one continuous image with every color perfectly matched. That matching even has the essence of shadow the color will have.

 

Why are giclee prints so expensive?  Are giclee prints worth anything?  Appreciates in value. Because of it's high quality and relative rarity, a limited edition giclee is valuable from it's initial printing. But these giclee prints also become more valuable over time as the artist gains more and more recognition and the edition of the print sells out.

 

Do giclee prints need glass?  Giclee on Paper prints are meant to be framed under glass with acid-free mattboards; Giclee on Canvas prints are meant to be stretched on canvas stretcher-bars (a service offered by most good framers) and framed with frame only (no glass or mattboards) - just like original oil paintings.

 

What is the difference between an Artist Proof and a print?  It is crucial to note that today's Artist Proof prints are of exactly quality, type, and media as the regular edition. The only real difference between the two is the restricted quantity of prints bearing the AP designation and not the quality of the print.

 

What does Remarqued mean on a print?  Remarqued Prints: A remarqued print has a small original drawing or painting created on it by the artist. A small quantity of remarqued prints may be issued within an edition or designated as a special edition print.

 

How do you sign an Artist Proof print?

 

Here are the guidelines:

  1. Prints must always be signed in pencil.
  2. The artist name and date are to be signed on the bottom right side of a print just below the printed image. ...
  3. The title of the print is to be written in the center of the image just below the printed image.

 

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