The French word "giclée"(pronounced "Zhee-clay") describes this spray print method and the stunning reproductions it creates. The paintings are first scanned by a highly sensitive scanner, translating the visual image to digital data. A state-of-the-art graphics printer then utilizes this data to spray millions of microscopic ink droplets per second onto the printed surface. The highly accurate computer-controlled process is unsurpassed by other fine art reproductions available today.
All of Steve Simon's giclées are printed "in-house" under the artist's direction. The artist's oil paintings are reproduced exclusively on archival canvas using archival ultrachrome inks. The printed canvas is then mounted to hardboard and sealed with two coats of acrylic varnish.
The net result is an archival print with exacting control of image integrity. Steve Simon signs all of his reproductions after approving the quality of each print.
When framing these prints, no glass is required or recommended. The framing presentation is identical to that of an original oil.