Fine art prints on canvas or paper are often made with the giclee process and are relatively inexpensive reproductions of original artwork.
What are giclees? For a giclee definition and a review of some of their advantages click here.
Tania Heben, 'Yule Point'
There are giclees...and giclees...and it seems to me that what you pay for is what you get. So, if you are after cheap prints, it is obvious that the quality of the scan, the substrate, the inks and the finish will be inferior to a high quality product for which you will pay more.
Personally, I use only the best materials and most highly qualified operator available. In Cairns, most artists are very happy with the quality of service and skills of Lee Middleton from High Scan.
Terry Johnson, 'Goin' Troppo, Port Douglas'
Fine art giclees are easily posted in a cardboard
'tube', ready for stretching and/or framing. Once scanned they may be
printed at any size and in any quantity, unlike offset printing of art
reproductions, which requires rather large numbers of prints in order to
be reasonably priced.
This section on giclee art prints mostly is about reproductions of original paintings or prints. But, just to confuse you, some have been designed to be the original artwork, albeit available in multiples! Of course there has to be an 'origin' somewhere and this may exist as a digital artwork or a manual construction, designed to be photographed and then, perhaps, destroyed.
These links will lead you to examples of fine art giclees, most of which are available for purchase.
Please fill in the form below or make enquiries direct from the artist if you would like more information about ordering one (or a dozen!) of these attractive, durable prints.
Terry Johnson, 'Beach Shack'
Jill Booth, 'The Blue Table'
Tania Heben, 'Canvas in the Wind'