About Fine Art Prints

About Giclee Prints

Giclee ( pronounced zhee-klay) is basically a French word “giclée” meaning a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb “gicler” meaning “to squirt”. In the world of photography, the term ‘giclee print’ is associated with highest quality of photographic print making.

At Landscape Wizards, we use professional grade digital SLR camera systems for making images of landscapes. We make use of professional inkjet printing process to ensure quality and permanence. The prints are available either on high quality photo paper from epson and canvas media, printed using pigment ink that lasts decades. Various archival paper and canvas options are also available.

If you plan to invest in a fine art print that you want to look up for decades, things can get a little harder for you in terms of choosing the image. To make the process of choosing image(s) easier for you, we have organized our store in way where you can search the images based on various criteria.

Whether you may want to buy the image for your home or for decorating the interiors of corporate houses, photographers at Landscape Wizards will be more than happy to help you out.We have undertaken many orders and have successfully fulfilled large scale orders of more than 30 matted and framed prints and you can be very sure that we can definitely help you with yours.

Giclee Prints - Advantages

Giclee prints are made  using high quality professional grade 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Couple of pioneering manufacturers of these high grade printers : Epson & Hewlett-Packard. Modern printers are capable of producing  prints with great details for both the fine art and photographic markets. These printers use pigment inks for permanence. Main advantage with these prints is that, with the onset of digital imaging technology, it is possible to produce images of really big size onto varying print media, including museum grade archival medium like canvas, giving the artist total control over the print process. It also helps in customizing the prints to meet specific client requirements.

Print Care - Go Green Tips

We at Landscape Wizards strongly believe in caring for the environment. It is the responsibility of every human being. We encourage use of green products as a mark of respect and concern towards nature and environment.

Once on the wall, within acid free frames and glass, generally the prints are safe. As an extra level of protection, we would suggest you to follow couple of addition steps to protect your investment in art:

  • Avoid places where direct harsh sunlight falling on the art work.
  • Over the years dust build up is inevitable, you may want to consider cleaning the glass/frames. We highly recommend you to use ammonia-free solutions with soft micro-fibre cloth for cleaning of the frames and glass.
  • If you do not want to use chemicals or if you do not know if the cleaning solutions contains ammonia, you can prepare solutions at home: Half vinegar and half water, applied with a soft cloth or pump spray bottle. (If streaking occurs the first time, it is from years of glass cleaner buildup). Use a little rubbing alcohol to get it off. Or mix 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice in 1 glass of water and apply the solution on the glass using a pump spray and gently rub the surface with micro-fibre cloth to remove the accumulated dust.
Mounting/Matting

Prints up to and including 24×36 inches are generally mounted on archival/acid-free mounting board, white, off-white or black mats (image dependent) and hand signed in the lower right corner of the print. We use only conservation-grade materials throughout to ensure the health and longevity of the print.

Alternative matting options are available upon request; please do feel free to Contact Us

Framing

Prints 12×18 in and larger come with a 1.5 inch smooth black/brown gallery style frame, smaller prints come with a smaller 1in frame with similar styling. We offer both glass as well as plexi-glass protection for the prints.

Limited alternative framing/protection options interms of choice of color for the frame to match your walls and choice of protection in terms of glass or plexi-glass are available upon request.