A “Giclée Fine Art Print” is visual art printed on a high quality ink jet printer using lightfast ink on acid-free paper or canvas. It is also called digital print or digital graphics. A painting or another artwork is scanned or photographed, then it is often further digitally processed, before it is finally printed. Limited edition artworks are usually signed and numbered. Both the ink and the paper is costly, but in return you are able to get museum quality.
I do all the painting, photographing, processing and printing of the giclées myself. Currently I am using an EPSON SureColor P800 with EPSON ULTRA CHROME HD-blekk, and selected “Epson Signature Worthy” papers. A few prints are also on smooth Epson Archival and Professional papers.
Even if the ink and paper have superb quality, to avoid fading the prints should be stored indoors, be protected by glass, there should be space between the glass and the picture (one of the reasons to use a mat/passepartout), the material in contact with the print should be acid-free and the picture should not be exposed to sunlight (this also yields for original paintings).
The picture shows my limited edition signed prints “Sorrow” and ” Spiritual Warrior”. To find my available prints, go to my online Print Shop.