WHAT IS A GICLEE PRINT ON CANVAS?
About Giclee Prints
The Term : The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
The Quality : The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.
Original vs Prints
An Original Painting has textured brush strokes. Watercolor or gouache original paintings will typically be in a rough paper with a distinctive grain.
- A Print is usually flat and has a dot matrix pattern, the same pattern you find in magazines or book images.
- An Original Painting has irregular and uneven paint on the edges of the stretched canvas.
- A Print usually has sharp, even and clean edges; where the buyer typically does not look.
- An Original Painting examined under a strong light might show pencil lines from the artist's original sketch and changes made by the artist while painting.
- A Print frequently has a number of identification and a copyright logo printed in small letters.
- An Original Painting has rich and vibrant colors, and overall, looks, feels and smells like an original.