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My reproductions are giclees, pronounced GEE-CLAY. It is a French term meaning "fine spray". A giclee reproduction is made by a digital printer's tiny ink jets that spray millions of droplets of color fast inks onto archival fine art paper or canvas. Giclees are state-of-the-art reproductions that faithfully reflect the color, detail and texture of the original. Each giclee reproduction is created on acid free archival paper, which is similar to paper used in the original painting. Color retention is expected over 100 years even in a bright-light situation.

It is my wish that you proudly display my reproductions and pass them on to your next generations for continued years of enjoyment. To this end, I have searched for processes that accurately and enduringly replicate my original works of fine art. I work directly with the printer to personally proof and correct for color and detail accuracy before signing each giclee to assure lasting quality and sustained satisfaction.

Artist Proofs

I also have available for purchase the artist proofs which is the reproduction that I personally "sign off" on for correctness and color accuracy before giving the printer approval to make the limited edition reproductions.

Framing and Matting - Artist's Recommendations!

1. To preserve and protect your reproduction always use an acid free or acid buffered mat and backing. When framing, I generally use plastic instead of glass, because it is lightweight. When transporting or storing, however, be aware that the plastic does scratch and you will, therefore, want to provide a cover.

2. I generally prefer white mats, they show off the beautiful colors of your reproduction. A good mat width is about 3 1/2". I like to begin the matting 1/4" from the reproduction image.

3. Double and triple mats are nice and can emphasize specific colors from your reproduction to complement room decor. The double or triple mat liner widths are usually about 1/4".

4. When framed, place the artist's "Certificate of Authenticity" and artist's information on the back. Your giclee reproduction is an investment and these documents will add value.

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