The word giclée
(pronounced zhee-clay) was created by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working at Nash Editions. He wanted a name for the new type of prints they were producing on the IRIS printer, a large-format, high-resolution industrial prepress proofing inkjet printer they had adapted for fine-art printing. He was specifically looking for a word that would not have the negative connotations of "inkjet" or "computer
generated." It is based on the French word gicleur, which means "nozzle" (the verb form gicler means "to squirt, spurt, or spray").
canvases are printed on Chromata White Canvas which is a textured 19 mil bright white, consistent poly-cotton blend matte canvas using an acid-free, neutral pH coating. Released in 2005, Chromata White was the first ever OBA-free canvas to hit the market and it has since revolutionized the giclée
printing industry. Our canvas is archival certified for 100+ years. Once
the image is printed, we then coat it with a Satin coating. Our coating is a proprietary water-based, non-yellowing print varnish that has been developed to protect, preserve and enhance fine art and photographic prints produced on digital inkjet printers and is also archival certified for 100+ years.
These prints are water-resistant and fade-resistant.
objective is to make faithful reproductions of Swami
Tadatmananda's artwork available to the public. The
originals were painstakingly photographed, and the reproductions
are being offered in sizes and on media that replicate the
originals as closely as possible.
reproductions are giclée
(Inkjet on Canvas) only; and drawings
are printed on Fine Art Paper only. Photographs of the
paintings and drawings are available on
images on this website were modified for the internet directly
from the source files for the image
printing as accurately as possible, and those files are faithful
representations of the original artwork.
Be aware that
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depending on the color calibration, brightness and resolution of
individual monitors. The enlargement will always give a better
representation than the thumbnail.
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are printed on Fine Art Paper only.
are offered on canvas with the following wraps: Museum Wrap (2
inch white border to be stretched & framed) Gallery Wrap
(2 inch extended painting or colored border where extension
not available to be stretched but not framed). Both
are also available on stretcher bars. Illustration:
of Wrap Options
Wrap - Solid Color Border
Wrap - Extended Painting
Museum Wrap (shipped in a tube) The painting is printed to
image size with 2 inch white edges, suitable for framing,
mailed in a tube.
Museum Wrap shipped on stretcher bars ready for
Gallery Wrap (shipped in a tube) The painting is extended
2 inches (or a dominate solid color from the painting where
extending is not feasible) to wrap around stretcher bars,
mailed in a tube, to be put on stretcher bars by the buyer and
hung without a frame.
Gallery Wrap mailed on stretcher bars and ready to
hang without a frame.
Fine Art Prints (drawings only) are printed to image size
with a 1 inch white border, shipped in a tube, suitable for
various display applications.
NOTE: YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SPECIFY WRAP AND SHIPPING OPTIONS
THE SHOPPING CART DURING PURCHASE
you are having problems, please contact us