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What is a giclée print? It’s an ink and print media combination that has been independently tested for image permanence. G&H Printing offers giclée prints on canvas and watercolor paper.
How do I make giclée prints of my original art? The first step is to create a digital file of your original art. From the digital file we make a color-matched proof for your review. Once you approve the proof you simply order the size, quantity, and type of prints you want. You receive a CD copy of the digital file along with the printed proof.
How much does a giclée print cost? We provide a detailed estimate when you visit us. Digitizing your original is a one time charge per image. Prints are ordered on demand. Pricing is calculated by the size, type and quantity of prints. Discounts apply per order size. G&H Printing also offers display options including framing and canvas stretching.
What are your standard stretcher sizes? G&H Printing stocks two styles of stretcher bars, standard (3/4” deep bars), and gallery wrap (1 1/2“ deep bars).
What can I charge for my giclée prints? The rule of thumb is 3 to 4 times your cost or one quarter of the original’s price, whichever is greater. Of course, the making of prints can have other rewards such as sharing your work with family and friends.
Can I create limited editions? Yes. Signed and numbered limited editions of giclée prints are an excellent way for artists to add value to their work. Hand embellishing prints is another way to add value.
What are aluminum panels? Aluminum panels are a frameless display system where a laminated print is mounted to an aluminum composite panel. A recessed backing frame floats the panels one inch off the wall.
What finishes are available? Aluminum panels are available in matte and gloss finishes. Please review our samples before making a selection.
Are aluminum panels giclées? No. The inks are the same as for our giclée products, but the print media is intended for sign making.
Will aluminum panels match my original art? If you have any concerns about color reproduction, you must request a printed proof at an additional cost. Turn around for proofs is one week.
How much do aluminum panels cost? We provide a detailed estimate when you visit us. Discounts apply per order size.
What can I charge for my aluminum panels? The rule of thumb is 3 to 4 times your cost.
Can I hang my aluminum panels outdoors? Aluminum panels are for interior display. You may choose to install them in outdoor areas at your own risk. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight and/or water for best performance. Aluminum panels are not mold resistant.
What is the turnaround time? Two weeks in average. Custom sizes may take longer.