Some folks are signing up to have
first dibs on a consistent "number" each time prints are made. If
you are interested, Numbers 10 & up are available. It doesn't
obligate you to buy anything. It would simply mean that each
time prints are run of a new piece, you would be notified and you would be
guaranteed to own number 10/100 (if you signed up for 10, etc.). This is sometimes a way a
collector locks in the chance to get one that is more valuable
(the lower the number, the more collectible, of course).
As a "Number Collector," you would be asked to reply within one week to accept or
decline the offer for a particular print with your "number" and
it would go from there.
What is a Giclee?
A giclee (zhee-CLAY) is an individually produced,
high-resolution, high-fidelity reproduction done on a special
large format printer. Giclees are produced from digital scans of
existing artwork. Giclees can be printed on any number of media,
from canvas to watercolor paper to transparent acetates. Giclees
are superior to traditional lithography in several ways. The
colors are brighter, last longer, and are so high-resolution
that they are virtually continuous tone, rather than tiny dots.
The range, or "gamut" of color for giclees is far beyond that of
lithography. Lithography uses tiny dots of four colors--cyan,
magenta, yellow and black--to fool the eye into seeing various
hues and shades. Giclees use inkjet technology, but far more
sophisticated than your desktop printer, with lightfast inks and
finer, more numerous, replaceable printheads, a wider color
gamut, and the ability to use various media on which to print.
Giclees were originally developed as a proofing system for
lithograph printing presses, but it became apparent that the
presses were having a hard time matching the quality and color
of the giclee proofs. They evolved into the new darlings of the
art world. They are coveted by collectors, and desired by
galleries because they don't have to be produced in huge
quantities with their large layout of capital and storage. In
addition, Giclees are produced directly from a digital file,
saving generations of detail-robbing negatives and printing
plates, as with traditional printing.
What is the lifetime of these
Under normal viewing conditions, and framed behind glass, these
prints should last 75 - 100 years before you begin to notice any
How are the images shipped?
The images are shipped in a tube via United State Postal Service