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Understanding Fine Art Printing

What is the difference between a giclée on canvas, embellished giclée on canvas, a paper print, and an original?


To begin, let's talk about an original. An original starts as a blank canvas and then artist Lindsay Ekstrom uses acrylic paint to render a portrait of a rebel, founder, or icon that doesn't exist anywhere else in the world.

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Moving on to a giclée on canvas. A giclée is an exact replica of the original work onto the same stretched canvas the artist paints on, using the highest caliber of ink so that it has the look, appearance, and sheen of paint without having to pay the full price of an original work.

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Similar to a giclée on canvas, a paper print is a high quality reproduction of an original work, but on paper. The paper used for reproduction is velvet fine art paper, which captures every detail of an original. No matter if it's a 5x7 or a 20x30 inch paper print, you will get premium quality fine art.

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Lastly is an embellished giclée on canvas. The point of an embellished giclée on canvas is either to deepen the tones and richen the appearance by making it look more lifelike and similar to the original, or to chance large details and make the piece completely one-of-a-kind. If you were to commission or purchase and embellished giclée, you could ask for bespoke details such as a change of an item of clothing, and even the addition of a piece of meaningful jewelry.

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