Thank you for visiting Miro Arts Publishing. At Miro Arts Publishing we represent Canada's top established & emerging artists. We provide high quality fine art giclees to seasoned and new art collectors. Art collectors can view and buy new releases on our online gallery of top Canadian artists.
OUR CONTACT INFORMATION:
BY STANDARD ADDRESS:
Miro Arts Publishing Inc.
20 Bay street, 11th floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2N8
(between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern zone)firstname.lastname@example.org
Orders from our store will be shipped & delivered within 10 business days from the order date.
RETURNS AND CANCELATION POLICIES:
All sales are final.
Buyers with giclees delivered damaged can return the product for replacement by notifying us by email or phone within 3 business days of receiving the product.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COLLECTOR PRINTS:
WHAT IS A LIMITED EDITION?
A limited edition is a series of identical prints, which are limited to a one-time printing of a certain number of pieces. The artist determines the size of the edition, and usually signs and numbers each individual piece. At Miroarts Publishing limited edition prints come be purchased in 3 types of giclee collections - paper giclee prints(cheapest),APs giclee prints(second cheapest) & canvas giclee prints(most expensive).
WHAT IS A GICLEE?
Giclee (pronounced "zhee-clay") is a French word meaning "a spraying of ink. With the advent of giclee, the art of reproducing fine art has become even more precise. Giclees have the highest apparent resolution available today -- as high as 1,800 dots per inch. In addition, since no screens are used, the prints have a higher apparent resolution than lithographs and a color range that exceeds that of serigraphy. Displaying a full color spectrum, giclee prints capture every nuance of an original and have gained wide acceptance from artists and galleries throughout the world.
The patented printing technology utilizes microscopically fine droplets of ink to form the image. A print can consist of nearly 20 billion ink droplets. The microscopic droplets of ink vary in sizes (approximately the size of a red blood cell) and density. This unique patented feature produces a near continuous tone image, smoother gradation between tones, and a more finely differentiated color palette.
IS THERE BIG QUALITY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A GICLEE, A SERIGRAPH & A LITHOGRAPH?
In terms of resolution, a giclee print has the highest resolution and color range.
GICLEE - printmaking offers one of the highest degrees of accuracy and richness of color available in any reproductions technique. GiclEe printmaking provides a luminosity and brilliance that represents the artist's original work better than any reproduction technique available today.
A SERIGRAPH - is created when paint is 'pushed' through a silkscreen onto paper or canvas. A different screen is used for each color in the print, and this results in a print with great color density and many qualities of the original piece in terms of color saturation. This process also adds some texture to the final product.
A LITHOGRAPH - is the least manually intensive reproduction technique, and in turn, is not as expensive as a serigraph or giclee. Although images can have a high resolution, and excellent appearance, they will not have the same degree of resolution or color density as a serigraph or giclee.
*** At Miroarts Publishing Inc we only use the best reproduction technology available today - GICLEE PRINTING.**
WHAT DOES 'S/N' MEAN?
S/N is a symbol used to indicate that a limited edition has been signed and numbered by the artist himself/herself.
WHAT DOES ARTIST'S PROOF OR A/P MEAN?
A small group of prints set aside from an edition for an artist's or printer's use. Typically some of the first prints pulled from a limited edition of prints are marked as an A.P. and [sometimes] left unnumbered. Artist's proofs generally draw a higher price than other impressions.
WHAT IS MEANT BY THE TERM 'ACID-FREE'?
Acid-free paper or canvas has been treated to neutralize its natural acidity in order to protect fine art and photographic prints from discoloration and deterioration.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANVAS GICLEE & PAPER GICLEE?
Eaxactly that, the reproduction giclee process is done either on paper or canvas. Also, Canvas giclees is more expensive because of the canvas, the giclee reproduction techniques & the museum quality & durability of a canvas giclee.
WHY PURCHASE THE MORE EXPENSIVE CANVAS GICLEES?
1 - BENEFITS OF CANVAS GICLEE PRINTS
For those looking to spruce up their office, home or workspace with fine art, canvas giclee prints is an excellent option. Canvas Giclee prints gives the same elegant look of an original oil or acrylic painting, and there is even technology available to give these canvases the authentic look and feel of brushstrokes. Some of the most famous and popular artists of all-time are featured on canvas giclee prints. From Cezanne & Monet to Rembrandt to Van Gogh & Miro, you will be able to duplicate the authentic look and feel of the works of these masters and other great artists on any canvas giclee print without paying the high cost of originals but maintaining the collectability in the secondary art market.
2 - THE QUALITY & APPEARANCE OF CANVAS GICLEE PRINTS
The museum quality of these reproductions is sure to give anybody the prestige and satisfaction of a serious fine art collector. In fact, canvas giclee prints does not even need to be framed with glass to look amazing - it can be a stretched gallery wrap style which is used for a canvas photo & other comtemporary paintings, which makes for great canvas giclee prints. The natural texture of the canvas gives these prints the look and feel of an original oil or acrylic painting. Also, prints on canvas giclees are tougher and more durable than conventional paper prints. It has been consistently shown that canvas giclee prints lasts longer than anything else available on the market.
3 - THE DURABILITY OF CANVAS GICLEE PRINTS
Tests conducted on canvas giclee prints show they have a life expectancy of 100-200 years. Plus, when printed on high-quality heavyweight art paper, these prints possess archival standards of collectable artwork. The visual quality of canvas giclee prints is visually stunning. These prints are reproduced with such precision that no dots, blurs or lines are even discernable to the naked eye. It would take a high-powered microscope to even determine how the prints were created.
Giclee printing uses a spinning roller which sprays infinitely small pixels of rich, vibrant archival inks onto the Canvas Giclee Print at a very high rate of speed. This system produces amazingly smooth and vibrant images true to the original painting. Canvas Giclee Prints is quickly becoming the new standard in the fields of art and photography. It is widely praised for its exceptional quality by major artists, photographers, galleries and museums. Giclee Prints are, without question, the closest replication of original artwork that is currently possible.
WILL THE VALUE OF A LIMITED EDITION INCREASE LIKE OTHER COLLECTOR PIECES?
By their nature of being limited in number, demand for certain limited edition prints can be greater than the number of reproductions produced for the edition. Once an edition is sold out from the publisher, which means that the print is no longer available from the publisher but may still be available from an authorized dealer, the prints are considered to be on the Secondary Market. This means that the print can be bought and sold by any dealer or individual, often above issue price, depending on supply and demand.
WHY ARE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS SO MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE THAT OTHER PRINTS IN THE MARKET PLACE?
The premium price of limited editions is a function of the limited supply of each giclee print, and the exceptionally high quality of these giclee prints. Typically, the more manually intensive the process is, the more each limited edition giclee print will cost.