Product Type Definitions

Acrylic: the image is printed directly on a the back of a clear, acrylic substrate, so that the image appears in a glossy, contemporary finish. The acrylic sheet is bonded to a black metal frame which has mounting wire attached to it.

Canvas Transfer: a paper print is adhered to a canvas substrate, such that the canvas texture shows through the print.  A canvas transfer does not have textured brushstrokes unless they are applied as a separate process.

Giclée: Giclée is derived from a French word meaning ‘to squirt’.  Giclées are produced using high tech inkjet printing, with 6 colors of ink.  Giclées allow for much more accurate color than lithographs. Giclées are produced from digital images, without the need for negatives, as in lithography.

Limited Edition: means the publisher has committed to only producing a limited number of prints. These may be numbered editions, or they may be time-limited, with the publisher producing as many as are ordered before a specified date.

Lithograph: a fine art print that refers to a reproducible image.  These images can vary in production methods and materials, but usually involve ink on paper or canvas.  Most prints today are produced using Offset Lithography.  Printing plates for each color are produced from an original image, then the ink is transferred from the plate to a blanket cylinder, then to paper.

On Board: a paper print is mounted on a smooth, rigid board substrate with no glass.

Original Art: this is an actual (not reproduced) piece of art. Each piece is unique and has its own subtle differences.