A major advantage of Giclée printing is that it allows you to
self-publish your own Limited Edition prints.
This section explains how it works.
What you need to do:
What Giclée UK do:
Once basic proofing is completed, we produce an Artist's Proof (a Printer's Proof may also be made) for the Edition.
Once you have approved the Artist's Proof, we create a Production File for the Edition. This locks in the colour and density adjustments made during the proofing process, sets the print size, and defines the border - the amount of white space - around the image. The Production File is tagged with additional information such as type of paper used and any special finishing options.
As prints are called off against the Edition, Giclée UK produce a Certificate of Authenticity (see an example here) which must be signed by both Publisher and Printer. We can, if you wish, control the Edition (i.e. log print sales) for you.
When an Edition is sold out, the Production File and all proofing files for that print are destroyed to ensure the integrity of the Edition.