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WHAT'S A GICLEE PRINT?

Giclée prints are premium quality reproductions of a work of art or photograph. Giclées are created on high-end, eight-color (or more) inkjet printers, and are produced one at a time. The printers are capable of printing with extraordinary resolution and detail, and can match the vibrancy and color of the original art.

Offset lithography is a common term used to describe commercial printing. A typical color lithograph is printed using four inks (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) to create the illusion of full color. The process relies on the use of screens comprised of tiny dots, which, when overlapped, other colors are created. Four-color lithographs are limited in their range of color and vibrancy, as well as detail, due to the screening.

The image to the right shows one of my illustrations produced as a lithograph, and the same one printed as a giclée. As you can see, the giclée has greater color depth, better contrast/resolution, and superior color fidelity. The quality difference between the two printing processes is even more striking when viewed in person.

MATTED LIMITED EDITIONS, READY TO FRAME

All Plane Profiles aircraft illustrations are sold as limited edition giclée prints. Only 500 of each print series are produced, making them a worthwhile investment. Prints are never rolled, and come ready to frame with a matte and rigid backboard included. These materials are conservation quality, and are acid-free to prevent yellowing. All prints are numbered and signed by the artist, and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. Standard print sizes are either 12 x 24 in. or 16 x 40 in., depending upon the subject aircraft.

ORDERING YOUR PRINT

You can order prints of Plane Profiles artwork by clicking the links below. If you're interested in a customized illustration, please send an email to the address at the foot of the page. You will receive a prompt reply.

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Giclee vs. Lithograph