About Giclée Prints
A giclée (GEE-clay) print is the latest advance in printmaking technology. Here, the original pencil and gouache drawings by Henry Catenacci are digitally photographed at an extremely high resolution. The images are then painstakingly digitally perfected to capture the color and detail of the original pieces.
Giclée prints are printed with the highest quality archival inks. A Boy in Winter and A Boy in Summer are printed on Canson Infinity 100% cotton fiber, acid free, 310 g/m2 ultra smooth glossy finish paper. Sour Grapes and Mexican Coffee Pot are printed on Hahnemühle 100% cotton fiber, acid free, 308 gsm matte finish paper. All are printed in the exact size of the original. A one-inch white border is left around each print so the piece can be signed and numbered by the artist. (A Boy in Winter and A Boy in Summer have an additional one-half-inch of border at the bottom.) The giclée printing process provides better color accuracy and detail than any other means of reproduction (e.g., silver-halide and gelatin printing), allowing intricate and complex original works such as these to be reproduced and made available for the first time.
Although prints are sent wrapped in glassine acid-free archival paper, it is recommended that they be framed upon receipt. At the very least, prints should be removed from the mailing tube immediately upon receipt, stored flat and covered in glassine. As with any valued fine art piece, a print should be displayed in indirect lighting conditions and away from any contact with moisture. Using archival materials for mats, backing and spacers, as well as museum quality framing and UV protected glass will add to the life of the print. The artwork should never directly touch the glass.