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What is a Giclée?

Giclée is a coined French word meaning “spraying of ink.” An acrylic-based ink is sprayed directly onto watercolor paper or canvas. This ink has amazing permanency and light fastness. Watercolor and acrylics painted on paper,  are reproduced on cotton rag paper and hand torn, creating a deckled edge. The torn edge can be covered with a matt for traditional framing or floated and raised to show off the quality of the printing. Ellen’s giclées are hand signed and numbered unless they are an open (unlimited) edition.

Giclées on Canvas are also printed using the acrylic based ink. Acrylic images, painted originally on canvas, are textured and varnished. Watercolor images printed on canvas, are varnished only. All stretched canvas giclées have the edges of the image reversed coloring the sides and do not require framing. Some canvas giclées are wrapped around conservation gator board and do require framing.

Offset Lithographs are printed on acid free paper with standard 4 color printing using light fast inks.

If you are not satisfied with your reproduction you may return in 10 days for a full refund.