About Giclee Prints
Important facts about Helen Webber's Giclee ( pronounced djee-clay) prints:
1. each print is signed and numbered in pencil by Helen Webber.
2. a certificate of authenticity accompanies each print.
3. all prints are available in canvas. Prints on canvas are wrapped around a sturdy frame and are ready to hang as is. Contact the studio for pricing for Giclees on canvas.
Definition of fine art giclee prints:
Giclées are Museum quality Fine-Art reproductions, also called Archival Prints. These are the result of highly advanced digital printing technology.
A Fine-art Giclée is the closest to an original painting you can get. These artworks are made with an ultra-high-resolution fine-art printer, using eight cartridges of the very finest archival inks on archival acid free German etching paper. Independent testing by Wilhelm Imaging Research Inc. (a world-leader in image-longevity testing) has established that these "Archival-Prints" or Giclées will last more than 200 years before any noticeable shift in color integrity occurs. Unlike regular printed reproductions, Giclées are truly durable "Museum quality" Fine-Art reproductions.
The color and artistic value, quality of materials, and overall looks make a Fine-art Giclée much more valuable and much more expensive to produce than any other type of reproduction. Its Market value increases even more, if it is of a limited edition of 100 pieces or less, and if it has been pencil signed and numbered by the Artist. Giclées are usually accompanied by an Authenticity Certificate indicating title of the original, and size of the limited edition.
A Fine-art Giclée is created by tiny jets spraying millions of droplets of archival, pigmented inks onto a sheet of fine art, acid free paper or onto cotton canvas. This spray of ink, more that 4 million droplets per second, whirls onto paper spinning on a drum at 250 inches per second. Hence the name giclée is French for "fine spray."
Precise computer calculations control seven ink jets that together produce 512 shades of dense, special quality ink. The information controlling the jets comes directly from a computer - no printing film or plates are involved. The computer's information is scanned directly from the artist's original work or a digital image of it. An art print emerges, of a superior quality than a serigraph or lithograph. A true Museum-quality Fine-Art reproduction.