Are you looking to purchase a fine-art print of your favorite pastel painting or ink drawing?
Maybe you are looking for a unique gift for someone.
Limited edition Giclee prints and fine art prints make the perfect gift for anyone who loves to decorate their home with original artwork.
But are you unclear about the difference between limited edition giclee and fine art prints?
What Are Limited Edition Giclee Prints And Fine Art Prints
Limited edition giclee and fine art prints are a limited number of a high-quality reproduction of an artists original painting, drawing or photography.
The size of the print and the quantity reproduced is typically determined by the artist.
In most cases, limited edition prints are numbered (1/1000) and signed by the artist on the back or border of the print.
In some cases, they might hand-embellish the print to make each print unique.
Some artists also offer frames for the limited edition prints to make it easy for you to display in your home.
What Are Giclee Prints
Giclee is a French term meaning “to spray,” referring to how an inkjet printer works and how giclee prints are usually produced.
These inkjet printers use small spraying devices that can match the color and apply ink precisely, producing a high-quality print of an artists original art.
The types of printers used to create giclee prints are a larger format model that specifically uses pigment-based inks and will hold 8 to 12 different color ink cartridges.
What Are Fine Art Prints
A Fine Art Print is a term used to describe an extremely high-quality print. Fine art prints are often printed from digital files using archival quality inks and onto acid-free fine art paper. (Source: Fine Art Printing)
You have probably seen art prints being sold in your local stores.
The big difference between art prints and fine art prints sold by artists is the quality of paper used for the print.
Most art prints sold in stores are printed on thin, easy damaged paper.
Fine art prints are printed on archival, more substantial in weight and thicker paper.
About My Fine Art Prints And Limited Edition Fine Art Prints
I print all of my prints in my studio on Velvet Fine Art Paper with a high-quality Epson printer.
Velvet Fine Art Paper is 100% cotton fiber paper featuring an acid-free base with an elegant velvet surface that delivers a high Dmax and a wide color gamut.
I prefer to print my prints because I have total control of the look of each print and can inspect each one before they are shipped to the buyer.
The limited edition prints are all signed and numbered on the back of the print, making the print more valuable.
Fine art prints have an unlimited amount available.
Should You Buy Giclee Prints Or Fine Art Prints
Purchasing fine art prints over giclee prints is a personal preference. Both are high-quality prints on premium paper.
The only difference is giclee printers use more inkjets than most high-quality printers.
I do not believe that most people would be able to tell the difference between a fine art print and a giclee print, but the choice is still up to you.
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