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|G||Giclee is a recognized and collectible category of fine art,
(pronounced "zhee-clay"). In short it is a French term roughly
meaning "spray of ink", which describes the digital printing
process. The technology, pioneered by rock musician Graham
Nash & and his associate Mac Holbert, provides incredible detail
and brilliant color. The resolution (DPI or dots per inch) is actually
higher than most traditional lithography, which can result in crisp
contrast with rich, intense color. No fine art printmaking method
has ever caused so much excitement as the Giclee.
Arches Watercolor Paper is Mouldmade by Arjomari Papers,
France. Arches paper is currently one of the most popular
watercolor papers in the world. Arches is the product of five
centuries of papermaking experience. It is gelatine sized, air dried
and hand inspected as part of the mill's stringent quality control.
Arches has a warm white, and with its cold press surface helps
to hide and smooth dot dithering patterns at any resolution,
while still retaining good sharpness and detail. Arches paper's
hot-press finish gives an extremely smooth surface for excellent
photographic detail. Archival rating by Wilhelm Imaging Research,
Inc. with the Lysonic ink set is still in preparation, however the
rating with Lyson Fine Arts ink set is 32 to 36 years.
|P||Somerset Digital Art Paper is radiant white, has a soft elegant
feel, and offers the widest color space of all uncoated art papers.
Somerset is 100% cotton with a neutral ph, (acid free) and is
buffered with calcium carbonate. This archival quality,
highly light fast paper is internally sized and watermarked.
Somerset is mouldmade in England by St. Cuthberts papermill-
Inveresk PLC (Mouldmade paper is made by a slowly rotating
machine called a "cylinder mould" that simulates the process of
making paper by hand. The fibers are more intertwined than in
machinemade papers, so the paper is stronger, yet more flexible.)
|Lyson Archival Inks are specially developed dyes that have a
display life never before seen from dye based Ink jet inks.
Independent testing carried out by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc
of Grinnell, Iowa has shown that a Lysonic ink set has an
estimated life of 50-55 years on a pure cotton paper in average
indoor display without noticeable fading. This figure exceeds even
the best color photographic media and finally allows small and
large format Ink jet printers to be used for the production of high
quality Fine Art and Fine Photographic work.
|I||Amazon Archival Pigmented Inks, produced by Amazon Imaging,
Inc., are specially formulated pigment inks that are guaranteed to
perform. This six color archival ink set is brighter, and has
about 25% greater color strength, and is lightfast for over
20 years. Independent testing carried out by Wilhelm Imaging
Research, Inc of Grinnell, Iowa has shown these inks are high-
stability pigmented UV inks (all rated “greater than 100 years”)
|C||Proper Care and Handling will insure long life for your Giclee
prints. Certain environmental conditions can, over the years,
cause serious damage even to prints that are properly framed.
Light: Protect all artwork from the damaging effects of direct
sunlight. Exposure to excessively bright light should be avoided
to preserve the quality of any fine print. Heat: Do not display any
fine art near radiators or other sources of heat. Humidity: During
extremely humid conditions, air condition or dehumidify rooms
where works of art are displayed to guard against mildew or
other moisture damage. Very low humidity, Over extended
lengths of time, may cause brittleness.
|A Certificate of Authenticity provides collectors with an assurance
that their purchase is genuine, with pertinent information such
as: artist, title, image size, print number, run size, printer, inks,
media, and purchaser. The artist CAM also indicates location(s) of
unique anomalies on his Giclee prints. Each piece is individually
produced by the artist so each one is truly unique. Collectors are
encouraged to use contact information, located on the Certificate
of Authenticity or here in the gallery, to inform the artists of a sale
or purchase out side of the gallery. This not only helps a collector
confirm a piece is genuine, it allows an artists to track each
numbered piece and its current market value.
|S||All shipping, handling and insurance costs are determined by
individual exhibitors. Links to exhibitors/artists policies will be
found on the page where artist is selling their works (specified
individual artist's policies supersede gallery policies). It is always
the customer's responsibility to inspect package before
accepting delivery. If package is damaged in the slightest please
refuse delivery and have delivery company return package to
shipper. Artist will reship ASAP. Packages used for shipping,
framed art are usually custom made and it's suggested customer
might want to hold onto shipping materials. As the artist may
prepare prints personally on an as ordered basis please allow
4-6 weeks for delivery. Rushed orders may be negotiated by
email, contacting the artist directly.
|Because there are many different models and manufactures of computer monitors, with many different types of video cards,
images of artist works are just poor color representations. Add to
that the fact that your viewing these images in a completely
different media (phosphors and electrodes) then the final fine art
piece. Buyers and artist should not expect the colors of web
images to match exactly. In most all cases the artist will find
their originals to be far superior in color and texture.
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