Limited Edition Fine Art Giclée Reproductions
Giclée art prints have become a popular art print media. Giclée is a French word meaning “to spray” or “to squirt” and is pronounced ji-clay. Giclée print machines spray fine droplets of ink as small as 4 picoliters, which is about as small as an ink dot can be without evaporating on its way to the print substrate. These very small dots allow precise and detailed image reproduction. Giclée print machines use 3 to 8 more ink colors than traditional lithograph print machines, therefore, has the capacity to produce a much wider range of color with 512 chromatic changes and about 10 million color possibilities. This process is the best reproduction technique available today and the closest to the appearance of an original, and priced more than reproductions printed on paper. The expected lifetime of a giclée that is not hung in an area where it is subjected to direct sunlight is 100+ years. The Giclée prints offered by Bill Owen are printed on canvas. After placing your order, if you wish to have yours printed gallery wrapped, please send us an email with that instruction. Gallery wrapping means the edges of the surface image are printed mirrored, so that the image wraps around the sides. This enables you to hang it with or without a frame. You will receive your giclée rolled, in a tube; you will then take it to your local frame shop where they will mount the canvas onto stretcher bars and install a hanging wire.
Limited Edition Fine Art Lithographs
Lithographs are affordable color reproductions of original oil, watercolor or pastel paintings. They are printed on paper and to be framed under glass.
Limited Edition Duo Tones
Duo Tones are affordable reproductions of original drawings, printed in varying shades of gray and black, resulting in wonderful detail and definition, appearing very much like the original would have, and are to be framed under glass.
A canvas transfer is a medium-priced print. The process transfers the image from a paper lithograph onto canvas, which gives the appearance of an original, but is not as fine as a giclée of the same image would be. This reproduction is to be framed as an original would be, therefore, no glass or glare.
Some of the reproductions are offered as note cards.
We do have a few posters available.