Giclee Prints

Any painting in the gallery can be reprinted in our studio on canvas.

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To understand a little more about “giclee prints”, it’s worth knowing that every painting you see in the gallery can printed as a giclee print.  We have the ability to print up to 24 inches wide and as long as needed.  We can do one print or hundreds of as many different prints as you’d like.  The price of a giclee print is typically a 2% – 5% the price of the original painting.

See the chart below for pricing.

Size

Small Print

20″ x 24″

 

Large Print

24″ x 30″

Image Area

16″ x 20″

 

22″ x 28″

Quantity

Price Total

Price Each

Discount

 

Price Total

Price Each

Discount

1 $300 $300 –/–   $500 $500 –/–
2 $540 $270 10%   $900 $450 10%
3 $765 $255 15%   $1,175 $425 15%
5 $1,125 $225 25%   $1,875 $375 25%
10 $1,800 $180 40%   $3,000 $300 40%
20 $3,000 $150 50%   $5,000 $250 50%
50 $6,000 $120 60%   $10,000 $200 60%
100 $7,500 $75 75%   $12,500 $125 75%

Duplication.

The term ‘Giclee’ comes from the French word meaning ‘to spray’ or ‘to squirt.’ The process starts with a digital rendering of the image, which allows for the greatest detail and color matching with the original painting. The ink is sprayed onto the canvas using sophisticated ink jet printers. This differs from offset lithography where the prints are rolled through a large press. The advantages to Giclee prints are flexibility in size, the choice of surfaces, and quality. The artist now has the ability to reproduce images from originals on the same canvas surface. This results in the highest quality print when compared to the original artwork.

 

We have been making our own giclee prints in house for the past seven years.  The artist’s brother, James Clark, does the work.  He is both a computer expert and professional photographer, which are the two skills required to make the best quality prints.  We have limited this business to printing for Robert Clark prints and the nationally acclaimed sports artist, Ron Stark – www.RonStarkStudios.com Both Robert and Ron are meticulous in creating their paintings and are vigilant in the production of their prints.  The artist and James go over every color test with a fine toothcomb before the print is approved for printing for the client.  Giclees can be made in many places, however this studio is the only place where Robert and Ron have personal input to the printing process and quality control.

 

“Years ago I’d seen other places make prints of my paintings and they settled for colors that are not true to the original painting.  The artist needs to be there to approve the test color prints.  Flesh tones, horse coats, and silks are very precise in their color.  Since we’ve started doing giclees in our own studio the final prints have been exceptional and my signature doesn’t go on them until they’re correct.”  Robert Clark

 

Giclee prints differ from litho prints.  Litho prints are made using a plate that actually touches the paper being printed.   Litho plates generally were sets of four plates: red, blue, yellow, & black.  The set up of litho plates and the printing press is timely and expensive.  When making litho prints the editions can be hundreds or thousands of prints. This is excellent for large runs of prints, but not practical for editions under a few hundred prints.

 

The advantage of Giclee prints is that we can produce prints on demand, whether it is for one print or for a hundred.   This allows us to help our clients give a print to their trainer, to their jockey, family members, the breeder, or other syndicate members on a particular horse.  We have done editions large enough to allow farms that stand stallions to give a print to everyone who bred to their stallions.  Being able to print on demand gives the client greater flexibility in sharing and enjoy their painting.

 

Giclee Prints require a certain kind of care that is different from regular canvases. The 90-year archival inks used have been treated with an ultra-violet spray coating to protect the print. However, any valued piece of art should receive its own special care. Giclee prints can be framed under glass or mounted without glass as with original oil paintings. Water and sunlight does affect the inks and can harm the image. Giclee prints are not to be cleaned with cleansers or scrubbed. A feather duster or soft bristle brush should be used for light occasional cleaning for dust.

WE WILL BE HAPPY TO COMPLETE YOUR PURCHASE BY PHONE: 1-321-266-1009.