Due to the overwhelming response to this Portrait, SM Air has decided to make this piece available to you. We are now offering a 500 series of this ‘Extreme Happiness’ Portrait.
Please be advised that this is a limited quantity series. This was custom airbrushed by Steve Moran. This print will be hand autographed by Steve Moran himself, on the front of the print in the bottom right corner. It will be numbered accordingly. Should you request that anything else be written, please call to discuss.
The ‘Extreme Happiness’ Portrait is printed on a thin canvas that has a gloss finish to it. This print will need to be framed. This print should not be displayed in a window. It is not printed with UV Ink and therefore it will fade if displayed in a window.
Note: There will be a charge to include any additional writing. 10% of all profits from this print will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund.
Please keep checking back with us to see what we come up with next.
What is a Giclee Print?
The Definition: Giclee (zhee-klay), the word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt".
The Term: The term ‘Giclee Print’ connotes an elevation in print making technology. Images are generated from high-resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art and photo base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
The Process: Giclee Prints are created typically using professional 8 color to 12 color ink jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson & Hewlett Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4 color ink jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
The Advantages: Giclee Prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
The Quality: The quality of the Giclee Print rivals traditional silver halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries and photographic galleries.