OVERVIEW OF PRICING
Please use the contact form for inquiries about prices of original paintings and Giclée prints on canvas. To give you a general idea, my original paintings on plywood, tin, and hand-made paper, are priced between USD$900-$3500, and my Giclée prints on canvas, between $120 and $230. My small paintings on scrap wood, found objects, local handicraft objects-- such as hand-hewn wooden troughs, are generally priced between $100-$800. My pricing of originals is based on the size and detail of the work, and the time it took me to create it.
My museum quality Giclée prints are meticulously produced by a small, family owned printing company-- Sterling Editions, in Springfield, Oregon. I order prints from Sterling, on demand, as you order them, and have them shipped them from the Oregon. I also ship work from my home in Mexico, and shipping costs depend on what service you chose, such as Estefeta, DHL, or by regular insured Postal Service.
What is Giclée Printing? Sterling Editions explains it as follows:
Giclée (pronounced zhee-clay) printing is a relatively new process for art reproduction. It requires digital input (scanning) of original art or of a large format, professionally produced transparency.
Once this is done, the file is painstakingly color corrected. Proofs are made to produce a print that closely matches the original art (or the transparency if the original is no longer available). After the artist has approved the color, prints are made on a high resolution inkjet printer using fine art paper or canvas and archival inks.
In the past, the artist had to rely on photographic prints or be forced to invest in offset printing, a process that usually costs thousands of dollars. With giclée printing, an artist can offer a first rate product to the art buying public, one that gives the look and feel of the original artwork. The use of archival materials allows for a reproduction that will last for generations, if cared for properly. The quality, longevity, and repeatability are far superior to these other methods.
Giclée reproduction is considered to be “on demand” printing. Unlike offset printing, you order only what you need at the time. A copy of the approved piece should be archived by your printer to assure future color match.