About Giclée Printing

The Definition:

Giclée (zhee-klay), derived from the French term meaning "spray of ink," is a revolutionary and new printing process of an image that is created or scanned into a computer, then printed on a high-speed ink-jet printer. The giclée process produces the finest digital prints that can be created from an original work of art.

The Process:

Prints are created on the Epson Stylus Pro 9600 and 9800 at 1440dpi or higher using UltraChrome pigment inks. These printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints. All prints are produced on museum quality canvas, much like the original painting. This gives each piece a similar look and feel to the original work of art. The quality is superior to all other printmaking methods.

Do Giclée Prints Need Special Care?

A giclée print should be protected from water and not be placed in direct sunlight. Giclées printed on canvas are treated with a museum grade varnish to aid in their protection; however, careful treatment is still recommended. Unfortunately, I will not be responsible for any damage to prints from improper handling or environmental conditions such as moisture, heat & light.

Varnish has been applied to protect your investment from UV rays and dust.

The Advantages:

Giclée canvas and inks are produced to be archival; they should last over 100 years! Reputable museums around the world, including the Louvre, New York's Metropolitan Museum, and the Guggenheim, display giclées as part of their collections.

Paintings by Gloria:

These are 100% original, one-of-a-kind G. Blatt creations. Only the finest archival quality paints are used on these 'investment quality' paintings. A Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist is included with each purchase.

Varnish has been applied to protect your investment from UV rays and dust.

Canvas Paintings – Artist's Materials

I use only professional-grade acrylic and oil paints as well as museum quality stretched canvas for my contemporary paintings. There are no staples on the sides of paintings and the edges are painted black for a modern, contemporary look. A final topcoat of varnish is applied to protect your investment in a new abstract painting from harmful UV rays and dust.

All works are signed and dated on the reverse. Only certain canvas paintings are signed on the painted side, as the owner may want to display the piece in a different way. Florals, landscapes and cityscapes will be hand signed on the front, whereas the abstract paintings will only be done so upon request.

Should you have any further questions about shipping, fees, or my paintings, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am approached by artists and aspiring artists quite often, who wish to learn more about my techniques and specific paintings. I am always honored to respond to any queries!