What is a Giclée Print?
Giclée print is a high quality reproduction of an original artwork, it offers one of the highest degrees of accuracy and richness of color available in any reproduction technique. In Giclée printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. Giclée prints have all the tonalities and hues of an Original Painting.
What is a Certificate of Authenticity, and why is it important?
The certificate of Authenticity (COA) is equivelant to a pink slip in the automobile world. It's proof of ownership of an original painting or limited edition (LE) Giclée print. It is recommended to store your COA along with all your other important documents, and never keep it with the Artwork.
What is an (AP) Artist's Proof?
An (AP) is a print intended for the Artist's personal use. 10% of an edition is commonly reserved as Artist's proofs. (AP) prints are signed & numbered by the Artist and generally holds a higher value in the edition.
What is a (PP) Printer's Proof?
Prints used by the Artist & Printer as reference. 10% of an edition is commonly reserved as Printer's proofs. (PP) prints are signed & numbered by the Artist and generally holds a higher value in the edition.