About Giclee Sheet Prints & Canvas Reproductions
The term "giclee" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital images and printed with archival and gallery quality inks onto various substrates including acid free fine art sheets or optional stretched canvas to give the feeling of an original oil painting. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction, including lithographs.
Darrell's high quality sheet prints and stretched canvas reproductions are produced by first doing a photo capture of the original work. This is accomplished by shooting the original work with a 39 megapixel Hassleblad studio grade camera using various filters and specialty lighting to preserve the exact clarity, colors and details of the original. There are 16 different exposures taken simultaneously then merged together for a superior high quality file. It is then cropped and sized in software then printed on Epson eight color large format printers. Typically a small number (usually 10% of a total run) will be printed as artist's proofs to verify color, tone and details. Once looked over and signed off on quality, the prints are ready for production.
The quality of giclee prints rival traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.
Darrell's Limited Editions and Canvas Reproductions are quite desirable for collectors who want something unique and that will be proudly displayed. Once the edition size has reached the last number for a particular piece, the run is discontinued and will never be produced again.