INFORMATION and FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please contact us if you have any questions not answered here. All prints are signed and titled (and limited edition prints are numbered) by the artist.
What is the difference between a poster, print, etc?
A poster is printed on thinner paper which can be rolled for shipping. Our poster paper is thicker than most, printed on 80 lb heavy cover stock conservation paper using archival ink. A print is thicker, is shipped flat, and can be part of a limited edition. Prints are numbered (if in a limited edition), titled and signed in pencil by the artist. All items will last more than 75 years with proper care.
What is a Giclee print?
Giclee prints are also called “Iris Giclee Prints” after the French company who developed this new “state of the art” technology. The word “Giclee” in French means “to spray” as the ink is actually sprayed onto the watercolor paper or canvas. Giclee printing offers the highest degree of accuracy and richness of color, providing museum quality images which are as close to the original painting as possible. Giclees are printed on smooth archival Arches watercolor paper or canvas, which makes the print very closely resemble the original. Giclees can be ordered in specially requested sizes.
What is a Lithograph print?
Originally, “lithographs” were prints made by the artist actually etching the artwork image onto a stone, then applying ink to the stone and pressing it onto paper. Today, lithographs are made by the same process, but done by professional printers who make metal plates, one for each color, who then press the plates, one after another, onto the paper to make the print. Lithographs are printed on a very slightly shiny paper.
Can I order different sizes of your prints?
Yes! All prints are available in custom sizes. Also, paintings can be “cut up” and printed as a series. Example: “At the Lake” can be made into about 10 different coordinating prints. Just email and ask for info. My professional printer maximum size is 44″, image size could be max 40″ with 2″ white border around. So a print can be 40″ x a much larger length.
How do I care for my prints?
Whether you decide on a Lithograph or Giclee Print, you will be receiving a fine art print which will last more than 75 years, if cared for properly. Avoid direct sunlight and moisture. All framing materials that touch the print should be should be “acid-free” or “conservation” quality. If your artwork will be hung in a bright sunny location, we recommend using UV protective glazing.
What is a Remarque?
A remarque is a hand drawn detail which is added to a print. It is usually done in the margins of the print by the artist. Remarques are usually pencil or black ink drawings. My remarques are hand painted separate small paintings which are not attached to the print, and are usually matted in a small window below the main print. I offer them for the buyer who would like an original painting as an addition to their fine art print.
|–Framed posters are backed with 1/4″ acid-free foamcore, glazed with plexiglas, and framed with black Nielsen metal frame. They are ready to hang, with a plastic-coated copper wire across the back. Gallery card and artist statement are included on back.|
|-Matted prints are matted in a neutral color linen-look/color mat with acid-free art paper liner, backed with illustration board. It is sealed in clear poly bag. To complete framing you will need to purchase glass, frame, hanging hardware and backing.|
|–Framed prints are matted in a neutral color linen-look/color mat with acid-free art paper liner, backed with 1/4″ acid-free foamcore, covered with plexiglas, and framed with black Nielsen metal frame. They are ready to hang, with a plastic-coated copper wire across the back. We occasionally offer specialty frame options.|
|–Canvas giclees are sold unframed, or can be framed mounted on heavy illustration board, and framed in Nielsen metal, with optional plexiglas glazing. Giclees can be printed on canvas or thick watercolor paper.|
|-Everything that touches your print is “acid-free,” “archival,” or “conservation quality.”|
Shipping costs are added to your order. All listed shipping costs are for USA only.
Canada and Japan shipping is available at additional cost. Any required shipping taxes or customs are the responsibility of the buyer. We will refund any excessive shipping costs to you.
Please ask if your question is not answered here. Thank you.