Fine Art Reproductions

Q: What type of Fine Art Reproductions do you offer?

A: Giclée prints on canvas and various papers.

Q: What is a Giclée?

A: Giclée defined. The word “giclée” (zhee- klay) is a word invented by Jack Duganne from the French gicleur, loosely meaning “nozzle” or “to squirt.” Briefly stated, the word giclée has come to mean “a print of a two-dimensionable printable painting, photograph or other work of art using archival inks on various media” for Fine Art Reproductions. Interpretation subject to debate.

Q: What type of canvas paper do you use?

A: Our Fine Art Reproductions are printed on 20 mil textured bright white, matte finish poly-cotton canvas, approved by the Fine Arts Trade Guild. Your finished canvas is coated for UV protection. It is Archival Certified, acid free and has no optical brightness additives (OBA). Wilhelm Imaging Research, renowned authority on art print longevity, estimates the canvases we choose for your purchase resist fading and deterioration for 150 years.

Q: What type of paper do you use to print photographs?

A: We use high quality archival papers appropriate to the photographic print. All photographic prints are recommended to be framed with glass for UV protection.

Q: What type of inks do you use and are they archival?

A: Your Giclée image is printed using Epson Ultrachrome High Dynamic Range pigmented archival inks. In addition, we offer your choice of matte or glossy UV protective coatings free of charge to enhance longevity and care.

Q: Do the Fine Art Reproductions include frames?

A: No, frames are only included with select original paintings. Our gallery wrap Fine Art Reproductions include a solid black edge and hanging wires and are suitable for hanging as-is. They may also be put in your own frame and the kiln-dried and machined stretchers ensure an exact fit. The standard thickness of the gallery wrap is .75", but you may also request a 1.5" thick gallery wrap at no extra charge.

If you would like an unstretched canvas, please contact us for a reduced price quote and indicate the image size and you will receive a canvas that is printed at the size you specify with an additional 2" on all four sides.

Q: Does the image wrap around the edge of the canvas?

A: Our standard Fine Art Reproductions include a solid black edge for a contemporary look, but if you would like another color or for the image to wrap around the edge please contact us or include instructions with your order. We will respond to your request and ask that you confirm your choice prior to submitting your order.

Q: Can I order a size that is not listed?

A: Please contact us and we will try to accommodate your request.

Q: How do I care for my Fine Art Reproduction?

A: When needed, gently dust with a non-chemical feather (wand type) duster, or wipe with a damp soft, lint- free cloth.


Shipping

Q: How much is shipping?

A: Shipping is free to the continental United States. Please contact us about international shipping prices.

We will personally deliver original oil paintings to our customers in the Chicagoland area at no extra charge.

Q: When will I receive my order?

A: Your order is carefully packed and usually shipped within 10-12 days depending on the day of the week of your order.  We will notify you if otherwise. 

Q: What should I do when I receive my artwork?

A: Please examine your package and note any apparent damage before unpacking. If the artwork is damaged, take photographs showing the box and the canvas and send them to us for a replacement canvas. Upon proceeding to unpack the contents, please set aside packing materials in the event your purchase has to be returned.

Q: What is your return policy?

A: Should you believe your purchase is not what you ordered, notify us immediately, by email only, that you are returning the contents, repack it in the original shipping carton, insure it for the amount of your purchase and return it to us within 21 days from date of delivery to your ship-to address and we will ship you a corrected item or refund your full purchase price.