The Giclee (pronounced”Gi” as in Genie and “Clay as in, well, clay) Fine Art Reproduction is a museum quality, high resolution digital image on rag art papers or fine art canvas and is the modern alternative for art lovers. The state-of –the art equipment captures the emotional essence of the artist’s original work. Only the finest quality materials are used and are recognized for their archival qualities. The Giclee reproduction process renders deep saturated colours and has a beautiful painterly quality that retains minute and subtle tints, blends and detail capturing the essence of the original artwork.
It is important to treat all Giclees just like you would an original piece of art. Remember that like any original the way you frame it and care for it will affect the life of the image. Do not display your art in areas of high concentrations of UV light or heat. Use correct coloured art lighting for best results.
Archival canvas Giclees are all coated with a special UV inhibiting liquid laminate specifically designed to not only add to the lifespan of the product but to enrich the colours. This coating has been thoroughly tested and proven to be a huge benefit to the longevity of the colours of your reproduction.
The most important aspect of framing your canvas Giclees is to use the correct profile for the stretcher bars. We suggest you check with your framer to make sure they are familiar with stretching canvas Giclees. This product should not be stretched to the same tension as a blank canvas that is to be painted on.
Overstretching may cause separation of the coating from the base in extreme cases. Even though the canvas is water-resistant we do not recommend the practice of spraying the back of the canvas with a mist of water to encourage tension. Framed properly there should be no need for this.
When framing a quality paper Giclee be sure to use a reputable framer who uses archival products that will assist in keeping your print looking good for generations to come.
Always use mats or spacers to keep the print from touching the glass. Once framed your Giclee should give you years of pleasure provided it is displayed correctly.