The Art of Giclee Prints

For years, giclee prints have made it easier for collectors of various ages and financial means to be able to own their favorite piece of art. While they differ from original art pieces that are hand painted, they play a key part in increasing art accessibility. Cyndy Carstens provides giclee prints for collectors upon special order. Here are the ways that giclee prints differ from original artworks and how Cyndy personally crafts them as an artist.

What Are Giclee Prints?

There is much confusion when it comes to the difference between prints and giclee prints.

Giclee prints are a type of art piece.”Giclee” is a French meaning “to spray”, even though giclees are no longer “sprayed.”  Today, giclees are printed using pigment-based inks rather than dye-based inks used in lower cost inkjet printers. The giclee is not an original painting done by the artist with a brush, but they may be hand enhanced by the artist afterward to give it a special artistic touch and finesse that further resembles the original piece. The artist also personally works with the printing company to ensure high quality, resolution, and proper color matching to the original artwork during the printing process. Giclee prints are completed through a special printer that has intense color saturation, as compared to a traditional printer, creating a high quality final result.

Why Would Someone Choose a Giclee Print Over an Original?

There are many personal reasons why one might choose a giclee print over an original art piece, but one major reason is affordability. As we’ve mentioned before, art accessibility is a complicated topic within the art world. Cyndy uses her artwork to combat this by providing a variety of prices and sizes of her original artworks, therefore making them more accessible to the masses. Though, if one simply desires something different or would like to purchase a giclee, Cyndy provides that option for her collectors.

Giclee prints are typically cheaper than original prints, which can be very expensive depending on the artist and size of the work. This makes giclee prints the perfect alternative for a collector who is looking for something unique and affordable, yet doesn’t want to sacrifice quality, originality, or vibrancy.

Cyndy’s Giclee Prints

By special order only, Cyndy can create a giclee print for collectors. These prints are hand enhanced by Cyndy personally and are signed and numbered. To ensure quality, each giclee print comes with a certificate of authenticity. The pricing of Cyndy’s giclee prints is based on size, ensuring a fair price for the collector. With Cyndy’s giclee prints, collectors can take home a piece that is as beautiful and vibrant as the original.

Cyndy Carstens is a Scottsdale-based artist who creates artwork that is inspired by and captures the beauty of our world. From her infamous Southwest desert skyscapes to landscapes and nature, Cyndy’s artwork allows her collectors to hold in their hearts and homes a piece of the natural beauty that the world has to offer. She offers original paintings in her gallery, and giclee prints by special order. To learn more about her art, contact her today.