Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Giclée?
In giclee printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting. Giclée (pronounced GEE-clay) is a French term meaning to spray or squirt, which is how an inkjet printer works. However, it is not the same as a standard desktop inkjet printer, and is much larger. Giclée prints are a little over a meter wide and are often affectionately referred to as a “knitting machine” as they look very similar.
Do Giclée printers use ordinary printers inks?
No. They use special light-fast inks, which, if kept out of the sun, will remain true for up to 25 years.
What kind of printing paper is used for Giclée prints?
Giclée prints can be produced on any paper as you wish, and printers generally have several specific ones to choose from. I chose to print on to canvas. My original paintings are on canvas, and I wanted the Giclée prints to be as close to the originals as possible, not only in color, but also in texture. And canvas prints are much more durable than paper as they do not crease when rolled for mailing.
What is a signed & numbered limited edition?
Each original painting that produces a Giclée reproduction has a limited amount of prints produced in each size and type (canvas or paper). Each Giclée is hand-signed and numbered by the artist. The fewer reproductions made of each piece, the more valuable the print. A "Certificate of Authenticity" accompanies each piece.
What does hand embellished mean?
The artist paints and highlights certain areas of the Giclée when the Giclée is reproduced on canvas only. Embellishment is the artist's way of adding a personal touch and rendering to the piece, therefore creating an "original feel". An additional AP (artist proof) is added near the signature to indicate that this has been done by Myra Goldick. An additional fee is added for this service and discussed before AP is applied to the piece.
Myra Goldick is available for commissions. Most commission work is done using a photo or photos provided by the client. A minimum of one-third to one-half the agreed upon price is due prior to the commencement of work. The balance is due upon completion. An artist-client contract must be signed and notarized prior to beginning work.
Myra Goldick stands behind her work 100%. Every effort to keep an unblemished customer relationship is made by Myra. Any customer that is not 100% happy on any unembellished giclée, will receive a full refund, less shipping costs, if returned within 10 business days. The return shipping costs must be paid for by the customer in case of any damage. Upon inspection, a refund will be made to the customer within 30 days.