Prints provide a more accessible way of sharing and enjoying fine art. Thanks to advancements in printing, it is possible to make reproductions that can be mistaken for originals. At Turner Fine Art, our giclées are made with archival pigmented inks printed on the finest substrates for exceptional color and lightfast advantages. It is our goal to offer top-quality printed images that will inspire your spirit.
Giclée (pronounced zhee-clay) printing is simply a specific type of printing. The term was coined in the early ‘90s and has come to mean any high resolution inkjet print produced on large format printers from a digitally generated file. It must use at least 8 archival pigmented inks (rather than traditional dyes and standard 4 CMYK color values) and uses archival paper or canvas. Kathryn Mapes Turner’s giclée prints are all produced on 100% cotton paper and oil giclées are produced on cotton canvas.
Sometimes, artists choose to make unlimited prints of a certain artwork. This is called an open edition and allows for some flexibility with the reproduction. For the open edition prints available at Turner Fine Art, we are able to accommodate nuanced requests about specific sizing for the print, as long as the desired size is proportional to the original.
Limited edition prints are when are artist specifies, or limits, the total number of prints for a certain artwork. All of the limited edition prints available at the gallery are signed and numbered by the artist. Once the edition is sold-out, it will not be offered again.
At Turner Fine Art, we match the format of the original artwork for the most accurate portrayal. For example, if the original painting was painted on canvas then the print will also be produced on canvas.
Our oil giclée prints are typically printed on canvas and are available in two formats: mounted on hardboard or in a gallery wrap. In the first case, canvas is mounted to a board to support the print, requiring a frame to finish the edges. A gallery wrapped canvas means that the canvas is wrapped around a wood frame, supporting the print. Gallery wrapped canvas prints are beautifully displayed as-is—without the need for a frame unless it is desired. The canvas prints we offer are all open edition.
Watercolor giclée prints are printed on rag and require framing. Unlike original watercolor paintings, these are more resistant to fade but a UV-protectant glass is still recommended. All of the watercolor giclées we offer are limited edition prints.
We offer 2 framing options for all of our open edition canvas prints. The first is a black float frame for use with the canvas gallery wrap; the second is a black umber frame with silver detailing. This works with the canvas mounted on hardboard.
You can now order our prints online and be sure to check out our FAQs. If you would like a more customized open edition print for your home, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +1 (307) 734-4444 during business hours.