My Cost to Make a 12×16 Giclee run
Giclees are more expensive to reproduce than the bulk prints made using traditional lithography and they are priced accordingly, but, it goes without saying, that they aren’t as valuable as original works. Since they can be indistinguishable from originals, however, they are sometimes passed off as original works.
One may also ask, how much does it cost to get a print made? Print & Enlargement Pricing and Shipping
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Also question is, how much should I charge for a giclee print?
Suggested Retail Pricing Guidelines:
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|8 x 10||6 x 8||$30|
|9 x 12||7 x 9||$40|
|11 x 13||8 x 10||$50|
Why are giclee prints so expensive?
Because of it’s high quality and relative rarity, a limited edition giclee is valuable from it’s initial printing. But these giclee prints also become more valuable over time as the artist gains more and more recognition and the edition of the print sells out.
What is the difference between a giclee and a print?
It is a process that uses a 12 color ink jet printer, acid free papers, and pigment based archival inks. This insures that your prints will never degrade or yellow over time and allows a better longevity. Giclee printing allows the artist to provide a quality product for their customers that will never fade.
Does a giclee prints have texture?
Giclee is a French term which means to spray ink and is pronounced “jee-clay”. Giclee prints can be done on a variety of materials. While the giclee print is an excellent reproduction of the original painting, my giclee prints do not have the raised texture that is characteristic of most of my original paintings.
Are lower numbered prints worth more?
“Artists don’t necessarily number the prints in the order they were produced,” says Woody. The lower-numbered impressions of a drypoint etching done by Whistler in 1890, for example, are sharper because the metal plate wears down with each print. Myth 4 An artist’s proof is more valuable than a numbered print.
How can you tell if a painting is valuable?
Method 2 Determining a Painting’s Authenticity Look for the artist’s original signature. Use a magnifying glass to check for printer dots. Inspect oil paintings to see if they have textured surfaces. Examine watercolor art pieces to see if they have rough surfaces. Look to see if canvas paintings have rough edges.
Do giclee prints need glass?
In the case of a giclee on paper, glass should be used, but there is no need to put canvas prints behind glass. UV protective non-glare glass such as Museum Glass is the best option for paper prints.
What is a giclee on canvas?
Well, giclee is French meaning “to spatter out” which pretty much refers to the process of how ink is applied to paper when a special large format printer is used. This makes the giclee print a museum quality reproduction. But more than their archival quality, the giclee canvas art offers a really accurate print.
Is Giclee better than lithograph?
Giclée Art Print vs Lithograph Side by side however, the giclee art print has a better quality than lithographs across the board. It comes from the ability to have one continuous image with every color perfectly matched. That matching even has the essence of shadow the color will have.
How do you price art for beginners?
Pay yourself a reasonable hourly wage, add the cost of materials and make that your asking price. For example, if materials cost $50, you take 20 hours to make the art, and you pay yourself $20 an hour to make it, then you price the art at $450 ($20 X 20 hours + $50 cost of materials).
How many prints should be in a limited edition?
Limited editions can contain anywhere between 2 and several thousand prints, depending on the technique used and intent of the artist. Prints from small editions retain exclusivity and reach higher prices than large edition prints.
How do you pronounce giclee?
How do you pronounce “Giclée”? You say “zhee-clay”. What does giclée mean and what are giclées? It’s a French word meaning “to spray ink” or “to spray on” and is sometimes referred to as the “Iris” (after the original machine that produced the print).
How do you label giclee prints?
How to Sign a Giclee Print Sign the print at the bottom just below the image or on the back. Make sure you sign your print and not just the mat. Always sign your name with something permanent! If you choose to sign the back, an artist label can be made to fill out all the appropriate information.