is a Giclée?
Giclée, from the French
word for spray, is a process or method for making art
prints with a special type of computer printer, or a
print made using this method. (1)
When Digital Fine Art printing began on Iris printers
in the early 1990’s, the inks available were significantly
inferior to those available today. The high-tech revolution
has yielded pigmented ink sets for new generation, seven
color Micro-Piezo style printers that have been independently
tested to last over 100 years in accelerated fade testing.
Coating Giclées on canvas lends 99% UV protection
that increases print life, water resistance, and abrasion
resistance. B.C. Nowlin Giclées on
canvas are printed on Parrot Ultra matte canvas with
Epson Ultrachrome pigmented inks, and coated with Parrot
Shield clear coating.
B.C. Nowlin feels each Giclée has a life, a mood,
a destiny all it’s own, and hand-embellishes each artwork
with oil or acrylic paints. Each B.C. Nowlin Giclée
on canvas reflects this subtle “nuancing”, and
own original direction and completion through his personal
involvement. As subtle but exciting differences emerge between
images from the same titled suites, each B.C. Nowlin Giclée
on canvas takes on it’s
own life, and becomes a unique work of art.
B.C. Nowlin works on canvas are stretched on
professional grade, heavy-duty, custom made
Your giclée is delivered ready to hang.
As with any original fine art on canvas, B.C. Nowlin
Giclées on canvas should be treated with care. They
should not be hung in direct sunlight. Rubbing or scrubbing
the image will cause damage, as will cleaning with water
or solvents. The prints can be feather-dusted or cleaned
compressed air, and should be stored in acid-free boundary