Making a Giclee print starts with a digital file of the image to be printed. Files created by photo-reproduction of artwork, or provided by clients who have sent them to us using an online service such as WeTransfer, or on a thumb drive. I can also have film scanned.
I like to work with Tiff files that are 300dpi. After the files have been sized, checked for correct tonal values and cleaned up, I do a test strip using the paper that has been chosen for the final print. This editing, proofing and tweaking is the process used to make great prints. There is a one-time file prep fee incurred for this service. I will then archive the file and whenever additional prints are requested, fees charged are for the print alone.
Test strip proofs are available for client approval for a small fee. Consulting and retouching in front of the main computer with provided files is also available.
When the prints are finished, they can be shipped anywhere in the US. I use very strong 6-8 inch diameter tubes along with thin foam for protection and Fedex Ground. If the print(s) are going to an artist’s client, they can be signed first, before shipment.
• I have collaborated for many years with Frames On Wheels located at 84 Railroad St in Great Barrington, MA where artwork and prints can be dropped off and picked up.
Their hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10-5 (413) 528.0997
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