What is the difference between a print (giclee) and an original?

 

Giclee is a type of printing meant to produce a product at a higher quality and longer lifespan than a standard desktop inkjet printer. Originally, the word was used to describe digital reproductions of conventional artworks (painting or drawing) or photographs. Prints on Canvas or Paper offer a option for the collector who isn’t a serious art investor but wants something of inspired beauty. My giclee prints are archival qualities and are color corrected to be as vibrant as me original paintings.  Each print is sealed with a sealant to protect the giclee. Another added value of purchasing a print is while they look just like an original, the cost is much more affordable. This will allow you to be able to start a collection of my work and purchase several of your favorites to create a grouping.

An original painting is considered an investment that should appreciate each year as an artist continues to mature and grow their art career. Originals are more “collectible” and give the best return for your money.  If I were to be later discovered as one of the masters of my time; CACHING for you. Resale value of artwork is much higher if you own an original.


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No, all sales are final. 

 Can I return a print?


No.  I offer a variety of  sizes.  If you really really want a certain size, you could have a custom original made by me.

Can I custom order a print size?


Originals are released in series.  They will be listed on the website as soon as they are available. The best way to acquire an original is to sign up on C Irwin Design's email list at https://www.cirwindesign.com/  The mailing list always receives the information first. You can also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/cirwindesign/, and  on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/cirwindesign/ to see what I am creating on a regular basis.

I really want to buy an original


What if a print is no longer being offered.  Can I still purchase one?

I think all my work is great! But, they do need some rest to make room for other pieces. I will at times re-release pieces at some point in the future.  Be sure to stay tuned on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/cirwindesign/ and on Facebook,  https://www.facebook.com/cirwindesign/.