Giclée (pronounced zhee-clay) is a French word which means “spraying of ink”. In this high-tech computer reproduction process, a fine layer of ink—more than four million droplets per second—is sprayed onto archival watercolor paper or canvas. Each droplet is four times smaller than a human hair.
The first part of the process includes making a very high-resolution scan from Heidi’s original work. Then, the ink is applied to produce a combination of 512 chromatic changes with approximately 10 million color possibilities of highly saturated, nontoxic water-based ink.
This combination of high-resolution scanning and digital printing gives each image the vibrant and luminous results of an original watercolor—resulting in a print that can be difficult to distinguish from the original.
Each giclée print is protected by applying an extra strength UV coating to insure museum quality. The limited edition is individually hand-signed and numbered by the artist and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
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Shipping is included only for items that state it clearly in the product description. Shipping for original art and canvas giclee prints will be billed separately. Shipment costs are calculated based on size, weight and destination. It typically runs approximately 5-10% of the price of the artwork. Exceptions can occur. Please contact the artist at (602) 625-3509 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a more accurate shipping estimate.
In stock items ship within 3-5 days of processing via [USPS, UPS, Fedex or Freight]. You will receive a Shipment Confirmation email once your order has shipped containing your tracking number(s).
All sales are final. We accept returns for refund or exchange in the rare instance for items damaged in transit. To be eligible for a refund or exchange, you must first email us within 7 days of receiving the artwork at email@example.com to alert us of the damage, then return the damaged item to us. Upon receipt of the damaged item we will ship out a replacement, if available. If a replacement is not available we will refund the full purchase price of your item.