What is a giclée?
It is a printmaking method using an ink-jet printer for photographic images of paintings to produce high-quality reproductions; also written giclee. In giclée, the ink is sprayed on to your choice of media in millions of colors utilizing continuous tone technology, retaining all the fine detail of the original. French 'sprayed ink.'
The giclées I produce in my studio are printed onto high quality, fine art, archival papers using pigment inks. This gives a quality finish that will last for generations.
Can you print sizes other than the ones mentioned?
Often, yes! I can print any variation of sizes up to 13x19 here in my studio. For sizes larger than that, I use a professional outside printer that will print my posters. Just allow for a few extra days (3-5 business days) for processing. Either way, if you have a special size in mind, just ask!
NOTE printing sizes:
The 8x10 prints are actually printed on 8.5x11" paper allowing an extra white border around the edge. If you trim the print down, the image area will still fit within the 8x10 frame. But a little extra white space around the edge helps when matting the print.
Some 5x7 prints that "bleed" off the edge of the page will also have an added white border to the paper size.
How long does my item take to ship?
Once your payment is confirmed, your package will ship from my studio in Lewisville, TX USA within 2-3 business days (unless specified otherwise) via USPS.
International shipments: Please allow 5-6 weeks for order to arrive from the time it is shipped. Most of the time it will arrive much sooner, but we are dependent on the postal service and customs in your country. Refunds/replacement of items will not be issued for items lost in transit until 6 weeks after the shipping date. Customs and duty fees are the responsibility of the customer.
Custom paintings will take 2-4 weeks to finish before leaving my studio.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping charge estimates for the U.S.:
$2.00 for single greeting card
$4.50 for first art print (When ordering more than one item, shipping charges will be added depending on weight.)
$8.00 for orders weighing more than 1 pound
(additional $15.00 for canvas prints that are shipped separately and orders weighing more than 3 pounds)
Shipping charge estimates for everywhere else:
$12 for smaller prints.
$17 for larger or multiple items weighing more than 1 pound.
(additional $50 shipping charge for canvases that are made to order and shipped separately)