Giclée Images by Sarah Longlands

Giclée printing process is a term used to denote archival quality fine art reproductions produced using a sophisticated inkjet printing method that provides subtle gradations and fine colour accuracy. The larger images offered here are produced by Redcliffe Fine Art Printing Services of Bristol. They use the very finest Hahnemühle digital fine art paper and print at 1200 dpi using a 12 colour LUCIA pigment ink system that gives superb colour accuracy, excellent colour graduation, expression and accuracy with the broadest colour gamut in its class.

I have decided that these should not be made as limited editions for the reason that a completely handmade print has to be kept as a limited edition because the quality will diminish the more prints that are taken from the block or plate. I have seen Japanese woodblock prints where the later images have lost much of the original crispness of the detail. This does not apply to digital images, which remain constantly sharp and precise, so to make them limited editions seems rather false. All these prints, however, will be signed and dated and the larger ones will come with a guarantee of authenticity. The larger prints are available from PicassoMio.

The smaller prints on SA3 paper are printed by myself on Crane's Museo papers using an Epson Stylus R1800 printer using an equally fine pigmented ink. All the papers used are 100% acid free, with a neutral pH.




Any picture on my site is available from me on SA3 paper, 13x19." You can request either Silver Rag or Velina and I will do them to order. The oils and acrylics to my mind look better on Silver Rag, a satin paper which enhances the colours used in the original painting. The watercolours mostly look better on Velina finish, although some of the fruits can look better on a satin paper. The pen and ink drawings look at their best on Silver Rag.
All the prints are signed and titled. 
How to order an SA3 print:
Now, I'm not making things easy here, but if you really want something, you'll do it! The thing is, I don't like having buttons everywhere. Go to the individual page of your preferred print, by clicking on the thumbnail and copy and past the image title onto an email to send to me. The price of a print on SA3 paper is £75 plus postage, either by Interparcel for next day delivery to most places if required, or Royal Mail in the UK. There will be a 10% discount for three or more.
I will send you a return email with a paypal button which you can click for payment. You don't need a paypal account to use this. Once I have received notification of the money, I will send the print or prints.

Larger prints of some works and some original paintings may be purchased from here: but since they have gone out of business they will no doubt refer you to me, where you can purchase at about 30% less than on their site. Many are paintings of violins, which I feel need to be life size.

I also now have an exhibition on the e-gallery of my printers: This is called Salon des Refusées and is a selection of twelve paintings which I have had refused by such places as The Royal Academy summer show and The Royal Watercolour Society. Strangely I have sold quite a few of these original paintings! Redcliffe are selling all these as giclée prints, roughly SA3 size or slightly larger, on either Hannemuhle Baryta paper for prints of oil paintings or Hannemuhle Photo Rag paper for watercolours and other works on paper.




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