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EDWARD EYTH
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Archival Prints
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All drawings displayed on this site are available in limited edition archival prints.
The standard edition size for these prints is 25 (signed and numbered + 5 artist proofs).

The Giclee Print

The word "giclee" is a French term, which means "to spray on". Giclee technology was first developed as a proofing process for digital prepress applications, and remains the ultimate soft proof in the digital workflow. The high quality of the process was noticed in the mid 1980s by pioneers of Giclee printing who then developed inks that expanded the color gamut and longevity of the print (now estimated to be at least 85 years and up to 200 years for the colorfastness of the inks).

With the advent of the Giclee, the art of fine art printing has become even more precise. Because no screens are used, the prints have a higher apparent resolution than lithographs. The dynamic color range is like a serigraph. In the Giclee process a fine stream of ink-more than four million droplets per second-is sprayed onto archival art paper or canvas. The effect is similar to an airbrush technique but much finer. The artist's color approval and input are essential for creating the final look of the edition.

The latest advancements in the Giclee process involve the use of high-resolution digital printers. These editions of fine art prints represent the collaboration between the artist and a specially trained printing craftsman.

Displaying a full color spectrum, Giclee prints capture every nuance of an original-be it pencil, charcoal, watercolor, oil, or acrylic, and have gained wide acceptance from artists like David Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg to major institutions like the Chicago Art Institute, the Guggenheim in New York, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Caring for your Giclee Print

To care properly for your Giclee print Do NOT place it in direct sunlight. Do NOT scratch or rub the print. To clean the print use a feather duster or if a more thorough cleaning is needed use a damp (NOT WET) cloth and wipe GENTLY.

 

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