“Blue Room Trumpet” Figurative Giclee ASD-AH4

African Art, Kansas City Artwork

Black Art playing trumpet in Kansas City

What is a Giclee? – Please see description below

What is Print On Demand? – This means we can print this image in many different sizes according to your needs.

Item # – ASD-AH4

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Title – “Blue Room Trumpet”

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Artist– Anthony High

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Price –$ Print On Demand – We have the ability to print any size you need, please call for pricing.

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Signed? – Yes

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Medium – Giclee on Canvas or Paper

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Total size of entire piece –Print to almost any size

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Can be shipped? Yes

Artist Statement

Art, in my opinion, is any type of visual expression that adds a splash to of color to one’s life, while it unpretentiously enhances the life of another.  I also feel that art is life, and that life itself is like an empty canvas waiting to be engaged creatively. The simple things that I see every day possess a great deal of beauty.  These things not only intrigue me; they also inspire me to do my art. Although, non-representational art holds a great deal of aesthetic value to me, I primarily paint representations from nature with oil as my medium focusing on innovative collagraph techniques.

Biography

I am a native Kansas Citian, local artist, and educator. I received my formal education from Lincoln University (B.A., Art Ed) and University of Missouri-Kansas City (M.A., Studio Art). I have been an educator in Kansas City for 26 years.

What is a Giclee?

A giclee (zhee-CLAY), is an individually produced, high-resolution, high-fidelity, high tech reproduction done on a special large format printer. Giclees are produced from digital scans of existing artwork. Also, since many artists now paint only digitally, there was no “original” that can be hung on a wall. Giclees solve that problem, while creating a whole new vibrant medium for art.

Giclees can be printed on any number of media, from canvas to watercolor paper to vinyl, to transparent acetates. Giclees are superior to traditional lithography in nearly every way. The colors are brighter, last longer, and are so high-resolution that they are virtually ‘continuous tone’, rather than tiny dots. The range, or “gamut” of color for giclees is far beyond that of lithography, and details are crisper.

Since giclee printers can use media in rolls, large print sizes are available, limited only by the length and width of the roll. Billboard sizes are possible. Giclees are typically sold by the square inch or square foot.

Lithography uses tiny dots of four colors–cyan, magenta, yellow and black–to fool the eye into seeing various hues and shades. Colors are “created” by printing different size dots of these four colors.

Giclees use inkjet technology, but far more sophisticated than your desktop printer. The process employs six colors–light cyan, cyan, light magenta, magenta, yellow and black (sometimes TWO blacks)–of lightfast (fade resistant), pigmented inks and finer, more numerous, replaceable printheads resulting in a wider color gamut, and the ability to use various media to print on. The ink is sprayed onto the page, actually mixing the color on the page to create truer shades and hues.

They are priced midway between original art and regular limited edition lithographs. Limited edition litho prints are usually produced in editions of 500-1000 or more, all at once; but giclees rarely exceed 50-100 high-quality reproductions, one at a time.

Giclees were originally developed as a proofing system for traditional lithographic printing presses, but it soon became apparent that the presses were having a hard time delivering the quality and brilliant color of the giclee proofs. Giclees evolved into the new darlings of the art world. They are coveted by collectors for their fidelity and quality, and desired by galleries and artists alike because they don’t have to be produced in huge quantities with their large layout of capital and storage.

In addition, Giclees are produced directly from a digital file, (which can be remotely uploaded,) saving generations of detail-robbing negatives and printing plates used with traditional litho printing. NOVASPACE has our own giclee printer and operator, allowing for more flexibility, experimentation, quick turnaround and lower costs (no middleman) to our customers.

This description on the Giclee process came from the wonderful folks at Nova Space Art.

 

One Comment

  1. Robert says:

    Charles certainly gave a good armeugnt for doing giclee printing yourself. And looking at his web page he has an impressive studio and top of the line equipment.However there are things to consider. While having your own studio and equipment may help an artist obtain better prints setting up a studio operation like this is an big investment of time and money. To get first rate equipment including a high end wide format printer can set you back $15,000 to $25,000. There is also a learning curve for creating first rate prints and those who do it professionally have spent years learning the ins and outs of printing, learning about differences in inks, papers, color profiles, etc.. And if you are spending your time doing this you are not making art which really is your primary focus. Prints can be a good source of supplemental income but for some artists the sales of original works are often primary. In that case reproductions of originals may be best left to a professional print house.If you are starting out as a young artists trying to establish a career and reputation doing your own printing may not be the best answer because of the time and money involved. Often more seasoned artists may be better off turning their printing over to someone else at first. Even to just test the market for your prints getting them from a professional print house may be the right first step. However if sales of reproductions of your originals takes off then you might want to set up your own shop operation to make a better profit. It is really a matter of economics.I see it as really an issue of what an artist intends to do with reproductions of their original works, how they will market them, and what they have in terms of time and money if they decide to explore making their own prints. One the other side of the coin I also think that if an artist chooses the right print house and establishes an ongoing relationship with whomever is doing their printing that in the long run they can get outstanding prints at reasonable cost that can be very salable.

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