How long will it take to get
my order once I place it? All paintings
offered as reproductions have been scanned in at a
high resolution and are stored and ready to be
printed when an order is received. They are created
on demand, usually printed within 2 days of receipt
of the order, then another day is required for the
UV spraying before being packaged for mailing.
Typical time frame is a week.
Why are they referred to as
"prints", then "reproductions", and also "giclees".
There is a lot of incorrectly used terminology going
around and I often am guilty of doing this. A
"print" in the truest sense is an original piece of
art often created on a press, however there are many
other ways. The word "print" has been used to refer
to photographs over the years and that may be where
some of the mis-use began. My images that I create
from my original paintings are reproductions. A 'giclee"
is a type of ink jet process used to make reproductions...."giclee"
is a French word meaning "sprayed ink".
How long will the color last?
The technology behind today's inkjet inks is
amazing. Many reputable companies state that with
expected proper care, the colors will stay true as
long as the original painting will....probably more
years than we will be around to prove them wrong. I use
only high-quality brands of ink. However, that being
said, if someone purchases a reproduction of mine and
the color does fade, I will replace it free of
What is proper care of a
reproduction? Treat it the same way you
treat an original painting. Frame it correctly,
using acid-free materials, place it behind glass and
out of direct sunlight, and of course away from
requests, comments? Send
them along and general responses will be posted