About Archival Prints

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Another name for archival prints is ‘Giglee’ prints.  Giglee is a term originally coined to describe a high quality fine art print created on an IRIS printer.  Over the years, though, the term has become synonymous with high-resolution prints from a high quality inkjet printer using archival inks (fade-resistant) on archival (acid-free) paper or canvas.  I refer to the prints that I sell as archival prints, as the term seems more understandable.

 

Limited Editions
All of my archival prints are hand-numbered, titled, and signed by me, and come in limited edition sets.  For example, if I offer a signed limited edition set of 25 of an 8 x 10 print; it is my pledge to never to offer for sale more than 25 signed prints in an 8 x 10 edition.  After the 25th signed 8 x 10 print sells, the set is sold-out and is no longer available.  Really.  I do reserve the right to release the same image in multiple limited edition sets that come in different sizes; so while an 8 x 10 edition may be sold out, I may still create a new 5 x 7 edition (unless it’s already been sold-out).  I also reserve the right to offer unsigned reproductions of my work through other services, such as Fine Art America, in unlimited numbers and sizes.

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Amy Ferrari Art Prints
My limited edition signed prints are printed at Amy Ferrari Art under the direction of Marco, owner of Ferrari Industrial Design. Being a typical designer, he’s a real stickler for precision!  We use an Epson Stylus Photo R2000 inkjet printer with the Epson Archival inks on fine art quality 100% cotton rag archival paper.  The size of our Epson printer limits the sizes of the prints we can offer, as the maximum width of a paper roll is 13 inches.

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A Win-Win!
While a fancy inkjet print will never compare with the original painting, offering archival prints is an easy way for art-lovers to acquire fine art that will last a lifetime if cared for.  It’s a win for customers because prints are so easy to buy!  Offering archival prints is also a win for me because I get to share my work with more people, and it helps me create additional income from a single painting.
Availability
If there’s an image of one of my paintings that you would like but don’t see available, please contact me to see if it’s possible to create a high quality print of that image. Many of my archived images are older, and pre-date our access to higher resolution cameras.  If a limited edition of the piece you wanted is sold-out, please contact me to see if it’s possible to create a new limited edition in a significantly different size.
Ordering a Print
If you are local to The Region of Waterloo (Ontario) and can arrange to pick-up your print directly, you may be able to avoid shipping charges.  The prices of my prints do not include matting or framing.  The prints that I offer will be printed as soon as they are ordered, thus the shipping time is extended by a couple days in order schedule the printing.  Please note that some original images from the paintings may be minimally cropped and/or stretched to accommodate the edition’s size format.