FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

What does sold out at publisher mean?

Sold at publisher does not mean you can no longer purchase the piece of art. It means that the piece is no longer available from the publisher at the stated list price. Our gallery can check on the availability of the piece you are interested in on the secondary market.
We will look for the piece you are inquiring about and let you know whether or not it is available and what the current market price is
for that piece. If you’d like us to, we can obtain it for you.

What is a limited editon print?

A limited edition print is created by a complex photo-mechanical process called “offset lithography”. This process is used to replicate original works of art onto paper. This process involves many steps.

  • Photography
  • Separation of the image into four “process” colors: cyan, yellow, magenta, and black
  • Creation of screened “half-tones” and color proofs
  • “Stripping” of thes half-tones onto metal printing plates
  • Printing – inks are carried by rubber rollers called “printing blankets” to stripped metal plates to paper
  • Each color is printed separately so the paper may go through the press several times

What is remarque?

A remarque is an artist’s small original sketch. A remarque is usually related to an art print – a different perspective on something within the print or to highlight something within the print with additional detail. The remarque may be in pencil or in color.

What is a fine art canvas?

To create a fine-art canvas, offset lithographic printing is applied directly to the canvas using nearly the exact techniques by which offset lithographics prints are created. The process has been adapted for printing in this medium with excellent results. And, like an original painting, a fine art canvas offers the benefit of framing without glass. Generally, “texture” in this process comes from the canvas itself and any additional original painting and enhancements to the canvas readily stand out.

What is textured canvas?

This unique technique replicates the look and feel of an original painting, including canvas texture and the artist’s original brushstrokes. The image is first printed by offset lithography with oil-based inks on a thick piece of oil-based material. A mold of the original painting can be used as a guide to create a feeling of brushstrokes, or the artisit can re-create the brushstrokes him or herself. The mold is used with heat and pressure to bond the printed image to artist-quality canvas.

What is a giclee canvas?

This technique is also referred to as Iris printing, after the brand-name of a particular inkjet printer, which is used to create limited editions on canvas as well as paper. Each second, the inkjet printer produces over four million extremely fine droplets of ink that combine to form more than two thousand shades of color resulting in an image of exceptional clarity and color fidelity.

What is a canvas transfer?

Canvas transfer is a generic term which typically refers to a chemical process by which inks are lifted from the original medium (usually paper) to another (canvas). Most inks, papers, and printing processes were not designed for this use, so there can be a breakdown in color. Image fidelity is difficult to control.

What is a fine art lithograph?

Fine art lithographs are created by hand in a process that dates back to the 18th century and is the origin of the modern offset lithographic process. A separate plate is used to print each color and each plate is hand-drawn by the artist or a chromiste. The plates are printed one at a time and each color is allowed to dry before the next one is printed, giving the artist an opportunity to see how the colors are building and to make changes, if necessary.

What is a mixed media print?

This is a print that has been created with a variety of traditional print-making processes to best express the artist’s work.