What is a
What is a Reproduction?
What is a Limited Edition?
The words "print" and "reproduction" tend to be used interchangeably, however even though "print" is the best understood word to the general public, "reproduction" is the most correct term in that a reproduction has been made of an original and is "printed" on a surface. The most important distinction is that these are copies of an original, and not original paintings themselves.
This means that Rebecca will only create a certain number of prints of each painting. Thus, making your print more valuable and rare. If an edition size is set at 100, there will be 100 prints created of that image and no more - even if they all sell. Rebecca will sign and give each print a unique number such as: "1/100", "2/100" etc. and you can be assured that this print is not in an "open edition" so it will not be mass produced.
A limited edition is a fixed number of copies that is printed
and no additional copies will be made...ever.
A reproduction is a copy of an original.
and other great questions you may have...
What is a Giclee?
Giclee is the french word meaning "to squirt or spray". When a giclee reproduction is printed, the archival quality ink is sprayed or squirted onto the substrate (paper, canvas, etc.) leaving no visible dot screen pattern. A giclee is also known for it's color accuracy - having the hues of the original painting.
A giclee (zhee-klay - listen, here) refers to the way in which the reproduction is printed.
What is Archival Paper?
Rebecca's reproductions will be printed on Sunset Fibre paper. This is a fiber-based paper that has an acid inhibiting layer which neutralizes any acids that may cause the paper to yellow and deteriorate over time. Sunset Fibre is a bright white paper having a subtle texture and soft gloss. This combination will provide the deep darks, rich color and bright whites one will find in the original painting while mimicking the original painting's soft gloss surface.
Archival paper ensures durability and longevity of your reproduction.
After a high resolution scan, Keith from Creative Interior Images spends a generous amount of time color correcting the images and printing proofs until the colors are perfect.
My dear friend, Judy and I at one printer's location getting some proofs made and celebrating this next exciting step.
How should I display my print?
To protect the inks and paper, your reproduction should be framed behind glass, and to keep the paper from touching the backside of the glass, a mat should also be used. Bring your print to a custom frame shop or a store such as Michaels or Hobby Lobby to get a custom frame and mat for your print along with some helpful advice. You may not need to get a custom frame for the 8x10 prints as this is called a "standard size".
You may have the mat cover the edge of the image or you can leave space around the image to show the unique number and signature.
Do not hang your reproduction in a room subject to damp conditions. Do not hang your reproduction where it will be exposed to direct sunlight.
Contact Rebecca if you need extra help getting your reproduction framed.
A paper reproduction needs to be framed behind a mat and glass.