Limited Edition Archival Canvas Reproductions

Welcome to my painting reproductions page. 
Print Edition Type
These reproductions (prints) are limited edition, signed and numbered, archival prints using the highest quality archival materials (supports) and ink pigments - just as those used in artist's paints.  So all guidelines in caring for original paintings will apply to these reproductions as well.   A "care for" leaflet is included with ordered prints.
 
Print Material
This page contains prints available as artist's cotton-duck canvas giclée, specially made to agree with the ink pigments.  In fact, I sometimes create a multi-media artwork using these as the first layer in a composition.  Or, I may hand-repaint a normally-made print, changing or adding things making an new, one-of-a-kind piece.  These would also be considered a multi-media artwork, costing more than the untouched print, but less than the original first painting.
 
Print Type
I sell what are called "giclée" prints (pronounced "g-clay").  For those unfamiliar with this medium, the giclée print process was first developed in the mid-1980s using a very high-tech, large-format ink-jet printer, and today the technology is better than ever.  (See the video below where we show and discuss the giclée process) 
 
 
This accuracy is due to the fact giclée printers print very finely - and even more important, use more more hues in reproducing the colors of the original mixed paints.  Traditional methods such as lithographs use 3 colors and black - nothing close to the variety of paint hues used by artists.  Some painters paint using a "limited pallet" as well (using 3-5 colors) and this results in a very homogeneous look in all their work.  However, print methods doing this results in most artists having to "compromise", and simply accept their prints won't have all the same colors as their original- and this was considered "normal".   In fact, publishers actually figured out a way to profit from this inconsistency by creating the "artist proof".  Artists hand-pick the prints that they feel came out best and charge more for them - leaving the rest for the majority.  The giclée process eliminates this discriminatory practice - ensuring the same high quality for all.
Archival Paper giclées
Since every painting is made, or looks different, and every collector's taste is different, be sure to visit the "Paper Prints" page for versions printed on archival matte paper.    Here one can explore the possibilities of frame matting, or bring out the sharpest detail, being printed on a smooth paper surface.
Being printed one at a time very slowly, they are the most expensive to produce to this day - sometimes retailing in the thousands of dollars.   However, due to their popularity, costs have gone down considerably, making giclée prints extremely popular with artists and art collectors alike. 
Always intended to produce the highest quality prints for fine art market, this  printing method is much more consistent than most former mass-production methods.  Having variety in print copies may be valued in hand-made prints where they are to be the "original artwork", but not when the print is intended to be an accurate representation of an artist's carefully-planned original painting.
Framed Example
"Snowflakes"
18" x 24" canvas giclée
Framing Canvas Giclées
Keep in mind, being canvas these prints are usually stretched on wooden "stretcher bars" (not included) - making them "ready" for ready-made or custom framing options. 
 
If it satisfies the integrity of the composition, I also often plan the size of the image to fit standard-sized framing later on- making the perfect finishing touch easy and most affordable.
Last, just like my originals, these canvas prints are also given a healthy coat of finishing varnish for protection from the elements and the exact same look as the original.

Canvas Reproduction Gallery

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