Watch this video of the First Step of Producing a Quality Giclee

Posted by Marshall Rawlings on 30th May 2015

At American Giclee Art Gallery, we produce the art we sell. Each painting is scanned using our Cruse Scanner.  

The Cruse Scanner is possibly the best device for scanning fine art originals. The scan head sits above the the scan bed and never contacts your painting. The scanner has 5 different ways of lighting the painting. The scanner scans at a 1:1 ratio. If you scan a 36x24, the image is 36x24. Resolution is variable. 300 dpi to over 1500 dpi at full size.

Each scan we make is scanned at the highest resolution possible given the size of the painting. The file size can exceed 1 gigabyte. This means we can enlarge your print to virtually any size you want.

The resulting first generation digital image is then painstakingly color corrected and proofed until it matches the original.  This proof is shown to the artist and approved to print.

The now color matched image is analyzed for possible sizes to offer and a set of sizes are determined to offer.  When an order is placed, the image is sent to our color managed Raster Image Processors and printed on archival canvas. The print, now a canvas giclée, compared to the proof.  Once quality and color match is approved, the canvas is sealed or coated with a archival giclée veneer to add durability, protection, and added UV resistance.

A certificate of authenticity, also a giclée on fine art paper, is printed.  Once the canvas coating is dry, your fine art reproduction canvas giclée and it's certificate is on it's way to you!