Shipping and Handling Costs
All paintings and prints are ready for framing and are shrink wrapped for protection,
and packaged for FedEx pickup and delivery.
FedEx rates vary depending on weight and destination. Packaging costs depends
on the size of
the order. Price for S&H will be quoted at the time of placing an order.
LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
Micropix, the Limited Edition specialists, 900 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York describe the
Iris giclee print making process as follows:
"Iris Giclee (pronounced zhee-clay) printmaking offers one of the highest degrees
of accuracy and richness of color available in any reproduction technique. Prominent
art museums such as the Moma,
Guggenheim, smithsonian, Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York have hosted exhibitions featuring Iris Giclees. Iris
Giclees have been displayed in galleries around the world. Renowned Giclee artists include
Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, david Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg.
The patented printing technology utilizes microscopically fine droplets of ink to form the
image. A print can consist of nearly 20 billion ink droplets. The microscopic droplets
of ink vary in size (approximately the size of a red blood cell) and density. This unique
patented feature produces a near continuous tone image, smoother gradation between tones,
and a more finely differentiated color palette.
Iris Giclee printmaking provides a luminosity and brilliance that represent the artistís
original work better than any reproduction technique available today. Offset Lithography
(i.e. commercial printing) is limited to the traditional four-color process and is normally
printed on 80 pound coated stock paper. This does not approach the quality of an Iris Giclee printed
on 100% rag paper. Iris Giclee printmaking should not be confused with color Xerox copies (laser prints)
which have neither the fine resolution, color quality, skilled color professionals working with the artist,
nor longevity suitable for framing.
The Equipoise ink set is used in our printmaking process. This ink set has been extensively tested by
Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc., an independent research firm in Grinnell, Iowa. Wilhelm Imaging research
is the leading authority in testing imaging materials (inks, papers, etc.) for longevity. Equipoise is
the longest lasting ink set available today that produces a very wide color gamut.
Our combination of sophisticated printmaking techniques and superior ink and paper provide you with a
museum quality limited edition print.