What are the characteristics of a Certified Art Giclée?
The creation of a high quality Giclée starts with the reproduction of the original. The reproduction will be as closely matched to the original as possible. Often the artist will manipulate the digital image so it will maintain its very own character. After the artist’s approval, a digital master file will be created. This master file will be used to create a limited number of art prints. A Giclée is created individually and is of a raster free quality. The creation of a Certified Art Giclée™, which can take as long as an hour, is pure craftsmanship, usually done by a master printer.
The list below provides an overview of the requirements of a Certified Art Giclée™
|Scan||The original painting will be professionally digitalized by using e.g. a Cruse digital reprocamera. A slide (minimum size 4"x5") will be scanned on a high-end drum or high-end flat scanner. |
|Printer ||The Giclée prints must be printed on a printer designed for this purpose.|
|Resolution ||A Certified Art Giclée™ is created with a minimum resolution.|
|Process ||The artist is always closely involved in the production process.|
|Editions||The Certified Art Giclée™ is always a limited edition.|
|Control ||Each Giclée has been approved, signed and numbered by the artist.|
|Certificate ||Each Certified Art Giclée™ comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist as well as the master printer.|
|Hallmark ||Each Certified Art Giclée™ carries the Certified Art Giclée™ logo. This logo has been imprinted as a blind stamp.|
|Materials||For the creation of a Certified Art Giclée™ special ink and high quality materials are used.|
|Membership||All companies that are member of the GPE meet the stringent requirements that apply to the creation of a Certified Art Giclée™.|