Gicle'e Prints (Limited Editions of 25)
AVAILABLE GICLE'E PRINTS
The French word gicle'e (pronounced zhee-klay) meaning "fine spray";
is a high quality digital reproduction print often utilized in the Louvre Museum in France utilizes original paintings are too fragile for public display.
Gicle’e as a fine art term, has come to be associated with prints using fade-resistant, archival inks (pigment based, as well as newer solvent based inks), and archival substrates primarily produced on Epson canvas printers and other types of large format printers. These printers produce smoother gradient transitions. A wide variety of substrates are available including various textures and finishes such as matte photo paper, watercolor paper, cotton canvas, or artist textured vinyl.
Gicle'es are the highest quality reproductions attainable and often times indistinguishable from original paintings even by the trained eye. They are affordable and treasured pieces.
- The original painting is digitally scanned and color adjusted to the satisfaction of the artist.
- The canvas is sprayed with millions of tiny air brushed dots capturing the vibrancy and luminosity of the original.
- It is not unusual for the artist to highlight details of the gicle’e with actual paint and brush, creating real texture and original paint, making each gicle’e unique to the specific reproduction resulting in better clarity previously utilized.
- High quality, fade resistant inks are used and a durable UV coating is applied to protect the gicle’e. The UV coating is cured instantly with ultra violet light which, offers more protection. The same care must be taken with a gicle'e as an original painting to protect it from dust and light.
A certificate of authenticity accompanies each gicle’e sold stating the specifics of the edition and its size. Gicle’es featured in El Franco's Artchives are limited editions and are signed by the artist.