‘Oh you brought the original!’. This is what one of my customers said to me earlier today when I dropped off one of my prints. It might just have been optimism of course but actually the two local Irish printers that I use: Ronan Hayes and Steve Crozier, will produce giclée prints that are so close to the original that sometimes even I struggle to tell them apart.
Can you tell the difference?
Which one of these is the original and which two are prints? Comment below.
Giclée printing is a process for producing Fine Art prints from original artwork using highly specialised wide format inkjet printers. The original artwork is scanned at a very high resolution and then printed using ‘Epson Ultrachrome’ pigment inks on pure white, heavyweight ‘Hahnemuehle’ German Etching paper or canvas; this ensures the prints are of archival quality. All of my fine art prints are produced on high-quality fine art canvas which ensures they are Archival Quality and that they are permanent and non-fade over time.
They come ready to hang in a wooden frame. And the good news is that shipping to anywhere in Ireland is FREE and I also ship abroad.
If you would like to get ahead of the Christmas rush be sure to order your print soon! The order deadline for delivery is 1st December.
My recent animal collection with its intensity of colour looks wonderful in original and print version so if you would like to own Simba or Orangutan or be followed around the room by the ‘Eye of the tiger’ then get ordering!
If you prefer more nostalgic scenes my seascape prints are the perfect gift for friends and family living abroad. They are also great for any sea swimmers in your life as they show the beauty and sometimes wildness of the sea. People looking at ‘Vico’ have often commented that they can almost feel the chill of the water (without the need for a dry robe though!)