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The original paintings are acrylic on paper. All of our limited edition giclées are signed, numbered, and titled.  Those produced on paper are printed with archival dye inks on Cranes Textured Fine Art Paper, also archival.  If framed by us, archival standards have been applied and 80% UV glass has been used in the process.

Fine Art Giclee Prints by Lindsey Leavell

The “Giclée”

The following information and excerpts are provided in part by Jack Leustig Imaging, the printing house responsible for producing these giclée prints.

Q: What is a giclée?
A: Giclée is a French term for a print produced by the ink jet method.

Q: Are all giclées equal?
A: No. Giclée has no qualitative meaning.  Technically, a print made with a consumer printer using dye inks may be called a giclée because it was produced using the ink jet process.  If you are considering purchasing a giclée, be sure that the gallery can assure you that it was produced by a reputable printer using all archival materials.
However, know that papers and inks are just the beginning of the differences.  Because the equipment used in giclée printing is relatively accessible, there has been a proliferation of studios offering the process without the skill set to make truly fine prints.  The primary skill in preparing an image for print is a mastery of Photoshop, the industry standard for image development.  While there are millions of Photoshop users, almost all of them would acknowledge that they only use a small fraction of the programs phenomenal power.

Q: Can I see the difference between a good and bad giclée?
A: Yes.  Take a look at any JLI print and you will see very precise detail, accurate color, and absolutely no flaws.  Every one of our prints has to meet these standards.  Next time you are in a gallery that carries giclées, scrutinize the prints up close and you will see a range of quality that will surprise you.

Q: Why are JLI prints better?
A: Experience.  In the early 1990’s working as a film director in Hollywood, Jack Leustig developed companies that were at the leading edge of the digital revolution in film.  His Photoshop work was not only in textbooks and on the covers of magazines, but it was honored throughout the world of professional digital artwork.  In the mid-nineties he heard that Graeme Nash (of Crosby, Stills, and Nash) had built a company, Nash Editions, to print his fine art photography using an Iris printer, (original ink jet technology.)  Jack was soon printing his own work with Graeme’s partner, R. Mac Holbert, at their studio in Manhattan Beach, California.  Today the Iris printer that Jack started working on is in the Smithsonian because it is credited as the printer that started the entire giclée industry.
When Epson saw what Nash Editions was doing (their U.S. headquarters are in nearby Long Beach), they partnered to create a printer capable of reproducing fine art at a quality never before imagined.  It took several years for all the necessary breakthroughs but Epson is now the world leader in fine art printing, and Jack Leustig was one of the dreamers who believed in and helped build the giclée industry from its very inception.

Q:  What is the proper way to display a giclée?
A: As with all fine art on paper, it should be framed using all archival materials and covered with a UV protective glass.  Even with that level of protection, art should never be displayed in direct sunlight.  Following these simple guidelines, your art will maintain its beauty and vibrancy for your great, great grandchildren to enjoy.
JLI giclées on canvas are protected from UV rays with a liquid laminate that is applied to the canvas after the print has cured for forty-eight hours.  Once the laminate has cured for twenty-four hours we stretch the canvas around the finest heavy stretcher bars and the canvas is ready to hang using the same guidelines as a framed paper print.

 

Greeting Cards

Prints are available as fine art greeting cards

CD Covers

Purchase CDs with paintings as cover artwork

"Migration"
"Honor"

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