PRINTS

Below is general information about prints. To purchase prints please visit the store. I sell both Laser and Giclée Prints of my paintings.

Laser Prints

The Laser Prints are color photocopies. Photocopy printing is equal other printing methods in accuracy.  These prints are archival and the toner has been tested for longevity in excess of 50 years. The paper is acid free 12-point card stock.

Shown here is a framed original (left) next to a framed laser print (right). The color and detail are nearly 100% accurate to the original painting.

Shown here is a framed original (left) next to a framed laser print (right). The color and detail are nearly 100% accurate to the original painting.

Each print is inspected and signed by me, then trimmed and enclosed in a museum quality crystal clear plastic bag. All mail orders of laser prints are packaged in a sturdy cardboard envelope to prevent bending. 

Each print is inspected and signed by me, then trimmed and enclosed in a museum quality crystal clear plastic bag. All mail orders of laser prints are packaged in a sturdy cardboard envelope to prevent bending. 

Giclée

Pronounced jee-clay. Giclée is the gold standard for art reproductions. Developed in the last 20 years, it has replaced off-set printing as the standard due to its higher quality and much greater longevity. Giclées will last 80+ years under indoor lighting before they begin to fade. By contrast, offset prints may begin to fade after one year. My Giclée prints are done in signed and numbered limited editions, as is the custom. For example 27/100 means that this is the 27th print of an edition of 100 and I promise to have only 100 prints made. Like most giclées, mine come with a certificate of authenticity which is usually mounted on the back of the framed giclée by the framer. Mail orders of giclées will be sent in a mailing tube. I can have large (18 x 24 inches and larger) giclées made on cotton watercolor paper for the same price. Both canvas and paper giclées come with a white border around them. I did not indicate this on the store page because the size of the border varies, but it is usually 3 to 5 inches. Giclées on canvas need to be stretched on stretcher bars by an experienced framer and then framed without glass, just as you would an original oil or acrylic painting. Giclees on paper need to be framed behind glass.

Giclées on paper are shipped flat like my laser prints. Unlike the giclees discussed above, I make the smaller giclées myself with my own Epson Printer. They come in 2 sizes; large: 13" x 19" and Medium: 11" x 14". These are the paper sizes. The image sizes vary and are indicated on the store page. The image on these giclées always have a white border around them. They are printed with Epson of America archival inks on Epson archival paper.

This is the type of giclée on paper that is in my store; the $50 and $40 giclées. They are 13" x 19", and 11" x 14" inches respectively. The one shown here is a 13" x 19" inch $50 giclée. These giclées on paper have a 1/4 inch archival foam core backing. 

This is the type of giclée on paper that is in my store; the $50 and $40 giclées. They are 13" x 19", and 11" x 14" inches respectively. The one shown here is a 13" x 19" inch $50 giclée. These giclées on paper have a 1/4 inch archival foam core backing.