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Frequently Asked Questions:

1.Why the Giclee?

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 Giclee?

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.

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