Frequently Asked Questions
What are some of the benefits of Giclée Printmaking?
The benefits are numerous and varied. Versatility in subject matter and the ability to experiment. Since the initial investment in a Giclée edition is minimal, the artist can take more risks to find out what is acceptable to the market and will sell. This allows the artist more creative freedom and help prevent costly mistakes. Additionally it is becoming more and more widely acknowledged that Giclée prints offer richness, detail and depth that clearly set them apart from traditional offset lithography.
Are Giclée acceptable with prominent museums and artists?
Yes, we'll just drop a few names here, Robert Bateman, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, Robert Rauschenburg and David Hockney are among the many well-known artists who are having Giclées printed. And Giclées are being embraced by dozens of museums around the world including New York's Metropolitan Museum and the Guggenheim, the National Museum of Mexico, the Corcoran in Washington, DC, and the High Museum in Atlanta to name a few.
What is the expected life of a Giclée print?
The most important fact to remember is that all color fades. As far as Giclée prints are concerned, some original watercolors will fade faster than a well-made Giclée. Unlike lithographs and serigraphs, IRIS Giclées have undergone extensive, third-party fade-testing. While the predicted display life depends on many variables, if using the newest Lyson prototype inks available, Giclée print can last as long as 75 years before noticeable fading begins.
What is the cost of Giclée Printing?
Costs may range depending on the size of your artwork, how you would like it arranged and the amount of digital work that must be done. Please refer to our Giclée Printing Price List for exact information.