If the words "print" or "reproduction" conjure up images of inexpensive poster prints, think again! Giclee reproductions bear no resemblance whatsoever to mass-printed posters or cards. My original paintings are done in pastels. But when reproduced on the highest quality satin canvas using the giclee technology, the images are often indistinguishable from an oil painting. They really are that good!
Here are some statements from several customers:
"I just received the sunset painting and it is amazing. If I did not know it was a print, I’d have no idea. It looks just like an original. The colors are vibrant and the texture is that of oil pastel. I cannot wait to get it framed and up! I have a framed succulent print in my office already. I have received many compliments. It is unique and original. The colors are vivid and lovely. It goes with, but brightens up, our conservative law office decor." SCH, Boise, Idaho
"I was amazed how beautifully the color and drama in Judy's paintings are reproduced in the giclee prints. I was particularly impressed with the sunset print, but every print I saw looked like an original painting. It's wonderful work". Louis Rohlicek, Willits, California
"I am so happy with the giclee print of your painting “Succulent”. The colors are as vibrant and the depth of image compares to an original oil painting hanging on the adjacent wall. It looks wonderful in my living room. In fact, it improves the room. I can’t imagine that the original could be more beautiful. I am absolutely delighted". K.W., San Rafael, California
"Last year I obtained a print of Judy’s wonderful painting Misty Morning. I know Judy is very particular that her prints are of the highest quality. I gather she has an excellent person who creates the prints.. When I received the print, I was more than impressed with how all the colors were vibrant, clear and very distinct. The print is really beautiful! I highly recommend her work for those who may be interested in purchasing any of her paintings as prints. It is well worth the money. " Richard B., Montana
I am so delighted with my giclee by Judy Aizuss. It looks so vibrant it looks just like an original painting. I have endless compliments from everyone who comes to visit us. They ask "where did you get that painting? It is phenomenal!!" Many of those guests have also asked for Judy's Art Website as they are very interested in purchasing one for themselves. It is absolutely gorgeous! Steve S., Simi Valley, California
"Judy's work graced the walls of my hair salon for several months, bringing their joy and vibrancy to my space. Many of my clients, artist themselves, admired Judy's skills with pastel. I purchased (a giclee reproduction) of her "Toward the Morning"" with it's purple hues, reminiscent of a local walk for my sister. When art speak - we listen - my sister was drawn to the print every time she visited the salon and now enjoys the piece in her home."
K.B., Fairfax, California
WHAT IS A GICLEE REPRODUCTION?
Giclee French for “to spray ink” and is today’s state-of-the-art method for printing fine art. Giclee is quite different from the older “offset printing” technology that artists used to have to use, and has many advantages for both artists and customers.
For example, with the old offset printing method, artists had to order a print at a certain size by the hundreds. But Giclee printing allows me, the artist, to custom-order each print. This means that you, my customer, can choose the size of print that you want.
Giclee Prints have many additional advantages including:
Extremely accurate reproduction quality. I work personally with my digital imaging expert to assure that the printed image matches the original painting and my intentions for that particular piece.
You have price and size choices. Your cost is determined in part by the size you order.Your cost will be much lower than what you would pay for an original of that size.
Your Giclee print will not fade, as mass-produced prints do. A Giclee lasts a lifetime.
Unlike my pastel originals, your giclee image does not have to be framed and matted under glass. This means that there is no issue with reflections from glass, and the framing is less expensive as well.
Only archival quality inks are used in production of your print. Major museums, galleries, and publishers have embraced giclees because of their high quality resolution, color and longevity.
Because your print doesn’t exist until you order it, you know that it won’t be sitting around somewhere gathering dust or getting wrinkled.
WHAT SURFACE IS THE GICLEE PRINTED ON?
Although my originals are in pastels on paper, I have my reproductions printed on the highest quality canvas only (Epson’s“Exhibition-worthy, Satin finish canvas). I don’t use or recommend paper because pastels have a special brilliance which ink on paper cannot match. However, when printed on the slightly shiny satin canvas, the ink looks every bit as vivid as the original pastel. Most people think that the finished product is an oil painting, and don't recognize it as a print. While canvas costs just a bit more than paper, I believe that the stunning result is well worth it.