The Giclee process has changed art reproduction forever because,
unlike other printing techniques, Iris inks blend into paper
of canvas surfaces. This produces a seamless, continuous- tone
surface. Painters, photographers, collectors and even museum
curators have recognized the superb quality of Iris printing
in reproducing fine artwork for sale or display. The colors
can be brilliant and is superior to other methods of reproduction.
2.How long do Giclee last?
Giclee have undergone extensive testing by Wilhelm Imaging
Research, Inc a leading authority on the care and preservation
of prints, photographs, and films.
Wilhelm’s testing, has shown that under standard conditions,
a giclee can last as long as 130 years before noticeable
fading begins. It is important to note that all colors fade.
Depending of the composition of the paints, many original
watercolors will fade faster. The same goes with lithographs,
serigraphs, or cibachromes, which Wilhelm rate at 29 years.
3.Have any Museum taken interest in
Dozens of Museums have mounted exhibitions or purchased Giclees
for their permanent collections. These include The Metropolitan
Museum ( NewYork), the Guggenheim (New York ), the Museum
of Fine Arts (Boston), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
(Boston), the Philadelphia Museum, the Butler Institute (Youngstown,OH)
the Corcoran (DC) the National Gallery for Women in the Arts
(DC), the Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
(DC), the New York Public Library Print Collection, the High
Museum ( Atlanta), the California Museum of Photography, the
National Museum of Mexico and the San Jose Museum, among others.