Giclee on Canvas by John O'Keefe Jr.
O'Keefe Arts uses K3 UltraChrome Inks by Epson for Giclee reproductions on Canvas. We use the highest quality canvas that mounted traditionally onto standard precision cut stretcher bars. Each canvas reproduction comes coated with a UV protective finish.
John personally reviews, assembles, signs and numbers each of his reproductions and included with each is an official, signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
You can order reproductions through the main gallery section - Look for the 'Giclee Reproductions Available - CLICK HERE' links as shown below.
The U.S. and International Copyright Law protect Giclee reproductions by John O'Keefe Jr. and O'Keefe Arts. Copyright ownership does NOT transfer with the sale of a Giclee reproduction.
SHORT HISTORY OF GICLEE
Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "gicl,e" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt."
The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high-resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
Giclee prints, also known as Pigment Prints, are typically created using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
The quality of the Giclee print rivals traditional Silver-Halide and Gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.