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Original Art.

Original Works purchased from Awakening Arts are shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. Originals on Canvas are shipped unframed. Originals on Paper are shipped framed except where noted.

Archival Fine Art Prints

A Giclee is the contemporary rival of the lithograph. In the past few years technological advances in the printing industry have provided the Giclee Print with a superior capacity for color accuracy and archival capacity. Remarkable levels of print quality and color accuracy make it difficult to tell the difference between an original and a Giclee. Rigorous testing for archival 'light-fastness' insures that the work you buy will retain it's original vibrancy for a minimum of 80-100 years. For further information, see "About Giclee Prints" below.

PRINT PRICES Awakening Arts Editions Signed Archival fine art prints on canvas

Size   On Canvas
     
SMALL @ 16 x 20" 350
MEDIUM @ 24 x 30" 600
LARGE @ 30 x 36" 900
GRANDE @ larger than 36" 1800*

  @ Because proportions vary, sizes are approximate. * Please request a quote

About Giclee Prints

The superior command of color accuracy and archival capacity make the Giclee Print the premier fine art printing process. Giclee is a French term meaning 'to spray', or as it applies to the Giclee print process, 'spray of ink'. Giclee printing uses ink jet to apply a stream of over 4,000 droplets of pigment per second onto premium watercolor paper or canvas. Each tiny and precise droplet is smaller than a human blood cell. This makes the resolution of the Giclee print higher than a traditional lithographic print, with dot pitch that is discernable only under high magnification.

Giclee's also have a wide color spectrum that renders vivid, saturated colors, and a quality that retains minute detail, subtle tones and blends. These remarkable levels of quality and accuracy make it difficult to tell the difference between an original and a Giclee. Giclee prints have won the recognition of the fine art critics worldwide and enjoy an impressive exhibition record. They have been shown in premier museums and galleries of the world, including the British Art Museum, the New York Metropolitan Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.  

 

Quality Assurance:

Because of the variety of new printing devices on the market today it is crucial when buying any print, to be certain of the quality of the process, the inks and the medium. An especially important factor is the archival capacity of the work, which depends upon the light fastness of the pigments and the acid free environment of the medium. The term 'light-fastness' refers to the ability of an ink or pigment to sustain it's color over time. To be rated as archival, an image must be comprised of materials that have been tested to last for at least one hundred years under normal conditions. ('normal conditions' is indoor lighting with no direct sunlight.) Rigorous testing for archival 'light-fastness' insures that the work you buy will retain its original vibrancy for generations to come. Awakening Arts uses only the highest quality of archival inks on the finest quality of canvas or paper. We work with technicians who are leaders in the field and uphold the most rigorous standards of excellence.