Giclee Fine art prints are premium-quality photographic images generated using high-performance printers, archive-quality, pH-neutral, and light-fast archival inks. For framed works and prints without frame, we use 100% cotton paper, and for acrylic mounting we use polycarbonate backlith film.
The value of a work of art is partly a function of its rarity. For that reason, the photos in our catalogue are available in limited editions. Once an edition is sold out, that photograph will never be available for purchase again.
Each print in a given edition is numbered and signed by the photographer, who grants us the exclusive right to print and sell the photo. When you purchase a photo from us, you can be sure that it will not be available anywhere else. Note, however, that photographers retain the right to print three artist’s proofs of each of their works for personal use, such as in an exhibit, as well as to publish their photos in books, magazines, on the Web and so on.
Lastly, all works sold by Robin Simard Photographe come with a certificate of authenticity, a document containing security features to protect against forgery. Signed by the photographer, the certificate identifies the photo (title, date) and the edition (print format, number of the print, date of printing, as well as paper, ink and printer data). The certificate includes a numbered security duplicate print of which is affixed to the back of the photograph. Furthermore, Robin Simard Photographe registers each photograph’s certificate of authenticity.
Framing shows the work in its entirety, including margins on which include the signature of the author, the title of the work and numbering. It also helps to appreciate the remarkable quality of the photo paper on which it was printed.
The print is stuck permanently on Foamcore the same size as the photograph in order to raise it slightly. A cardboard mat, acid free, positioned over the set, enables the integration of the draw in a custom built wood, slightly larger than the photo.
The edge of the frame is a contemporary square profile available in black and has a width of about 25 mm (1”).
This assembly is completed by a glass of 2 mm thickness giving to the print an extra protection and a prolonged survival. For larger sizes to 30″ x 42″ (76 x 107 cm), we opt for a glass of clear acrylic 3 mm thick, for reasons of weight and safety due to the large size of the print.