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What is a giclee?

Giclee is a french word meaning "to spray". Ink-jet technology specifically for fine art reproduction. The ink-jet printer produces over four million droplets of ink, each second, that combine to form more than two thousand shades of color. The information controlling the jets comes directly from a computer - no printing film or plates are required. The computer's information is scanned directly from the artist's original work. This modern method of creating reproductions is gaining in popularity because of it's ability to closely resemble the original.

What is conservation framing?

Conservation framing is the careful maintenance and protection of works of art. In conservation (preservation) framing, using materials and procedures that will have no adverse effects on a piece of artwork and will protect the artwork.

What is an original?

Original as defined by the dictionaries: Preceding all others in time; first. Any work considered to be an authentic creation by an artist, rather than a copy, reproduction or imitation. Original comes from the word origin. Origin: the place where something begins, where it springs into being.

What is a limited edition print?

A reproduction of an original work of art that is signed and sequentially numbered by the artist and is limited to a certain quantity of numbered copies. The first number indicates the number of the piece; the second number indicates the total quantity of the edition, e.g., 135/250.

What is a poster?

A poster is an inexpensive printed copy of a piece of artwork in unlimited quantities. Generally four-color lithographic reproductions of a painting, usually with coloured borders and wording on or around the image to advertise an artist, show or event. This art medium comes from the ancient practice of "posting" messages in public places.