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Giclee’ and My Art Prints…


In this Blog we see what the word Giclée means, and how the Artist can use Giclée to their Advantage. We find out what is needed to Produce these prints, and how these Prints are to be priced, and Why, the difference in Price and Value? I have also made Two paintings, for this Blog.

Wikipedia, says that the Word Giclée was made up by Jack Duganne in 1991. He was working as a Printmaker at Mash Editions. He needed a name for a Modified Iris printer, which was a Large format, High – Resolution industrial; Pre-press proofing Inkjet printer, where the paper was Attached to a rotating drum, which had been Adapted for Fine Art printing. The word to be used, was a word that was different from, the Commercial Iris prints, in the Printing industry.

Giclée is based on the French word Gicleur, the Technical name for Jet or nozzle, meaning a Spurt of liquid. Giclée is the noun, that Duganne chose.

Giclée-Fine Art Archival, printed by Inkjet. It is often used by Artists, Galleries, and Print shops, to Output, A High quality printing. It is a Unregistered word, therefore it has no Warranty associated with the Print, Quality factor?…

Artists use Injet printing to make reproductions of their Original Two – Dimensional Artwork, Photographs, or Computer – Generated art. Professional prints are expensive on a Per print basis. A printing plate needs to be Set up and a storage, is needed for a Large four – colour, Offset print runs. Whereas Inkjet printing, has the advantage in that it allows the Artist, to take total control, of the Reproduction of their, Original images and can Colour correct and use their, Papers of choice .This allows the Individual artist to, Own and operate their Own printers, in whichever way they Need or choose too, at Economy rates… In the, Giclée-Wikipedia (https://enWikipedia.org/wiki/Giclée).

Information by Christine Clark, on Giclée? Here we have another Perspective on Giclée?, Why Giclée?, Giclée is pronounced Gi as Genie and clay as in, well, clay, Fine art reproduction, is a Museum quality, High resolution Digital image, on Rag Art Papers, and on Fine canvas. This is the Modern alternative for Art lovers. The State-of-the-art equipment, captures the Emotional essence, of the Artist’s original work. The Finest quality materials are used, these are recognised for their Archival qualities. Giclée, reproduction gives the Deep and saturated colours to the Art print. This all gives a Paint quality, that retains Small, and subtle tints, and all the Detail of the Original artwork.

Pelican’s Day Out. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2020…

Caring for your Giclée’s, you treat Giclée’s as any Original art work. you Frame the print, with care, for this will Affect the life of the Image. Do not display in UV light or heat. Archival canvas Giclée’s are all Coated with a Special UV inhibiting liquid, to Add A Life span and to Enrich the colours, of the print.

Framing canvas Giclée’s – Use the Correct profile for the Stretcher frames. The Canvas should not be Stretched the same tension, as a Blank canvas, that is to be painted on. Over stretching, could cause Separation of the Coating, from the Base of the canvas.

Framing paper Giclée’ s- When framing a Quality paper Giclée, always use a Well known framer, of Archival products, that uses Matts, Spacers to keep the print from, touching the glass. Once framed your Giclée, should give you Years of pleasure, provided it is displayed correctly. In, ( Christine Clark Art/Giclée information ), http://christine clark art.com.au/giclée/information

Everything you need to know about Giclée prints?… Here we have another Perspective by Art work archive, on Giclée prints. Will be interesting to see what their, Perspective is?… More and more Artists are including Reproduction prints as part of their Regular productive routine in their day. Why?, Before you Sold a painting and it was gone, and One buyer would appreciate the Art work. With prints, you get to See and earn from that One original piece of art, that you Put, so much Time and effort into Art Creating…

With this rise in Popularity of prints, you need to Access your Art business strategy. What you need to Know to Start Creating and Selling reproduction prints, follows below

Types of Prints – Art business consultant Laura O. George, says, Prints, is a Reproduction of a Piece of artwork. Giclees can be made to reproduce many Different types of art, it gives the artist, a High quality print of their Original art. What determines the Quality of the Giclée is, Resolution, Ink, Paper and Printer type. A High resolution use by the Camera or Scanner must Capture the art. Inks and papers must be High quality, and Archival.

Inspector Toucan. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2020…

Open Edition vs Limited edition, – Artists have the Option to create open – ( Limitless Edition ), or Limited Edition , a Number of prints only. With Open edition, your Earning power is the greatest. Whereas Limited edition, is greater for the Art collector, which has A higher Value for the piece.

Finding a printer – Printers are Becoming better and better in terms of Quality. Look for Reliable equipment, Technical skill, and Envisioning a Long term Working relationship.

Creating your Editions – Through the help of your, Printer, your Artwork will be Scanned or Photographed, and then the Proof is printed.

The Right quality – If you choose Limited edition, there is No right or wrong number. Fewer Editions, are Higher in price cost, more Valuable to the collector. larger numbers of editions, might be a Better fit, for your Target customers. Ask, who is your Customer, and How many will, I be able to sell?

Choosing the Price – Pricing your Fine art prints, will Depend on your career, Level, and the Cost of Creating the work. The profit you wish to make, and what your Target customers, are willing to pay.

How to go about Selling – The Lower price point. Offer them in Tandem with your Originals, at Art fairs, Exhibitions, to Emerging collectors, to your Fans, who cannot Afford your originals, as to Expensive. Use these High quality images, of your art, for Licensing or Merchandising purposes. Do tell the buyers, that its a Print, of an Original art piece, that is Why the cost is lower.

What you need to Track – You must Number and Mark your prints properly, as they Sell, to ensure the Integrity of the Limited edition, with a fraction of 12/50, Artists proofs, a Master image, Prints not for sale, and Printers copies, need to be Correctly marked as well.

You need to know where your Prints are at all times?, Galleries, on Consignment. Track – of Sales and Inventory. You should save the Buyers contact information, for future Purchases or Referrals. Using an Inventory management system, like, Artwork Archive, can be an Artists – Life saver. Here you will Have all the Insight in your Art business Repertoire.

( Everything You Need to know About Giclée Prints ) https://artwork archive.com/blog/Giclee

In Conclusion. We know now that Giclée is the Reproduction, of A High Quality Print of an Artists, Original Art Creation. You can sell these prints at a Higher price point or lower price point. It all depends on the Quality Print materials that are used in producing the Prints.

You have a further choice, of Limited edition or Unlimited edition, of Prints for Sale. In the Limited print, your prints will be Printed on High quality materials. At a Higher Cost, to the Collector, and Have a Higher value point. Whereas in an Unlimited edition , the Artist sells, more to a Targeted audience for at a less Price point, but can Sell, the Art Print, indefinitely. Remember it depends on the Artists choice and on the Quality of the Prints, and the Level the Artist is At, in Their Career. The most important factor is to keep in mind, to keep a Record of, Customer details, Sales, Editions, Print Numbers and the Sequence, Name of the Prints…

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