HOW ARE DIGITAL PRINTS OR "GICLEES" MADE?
The first and most important step for producing an amazing print is the creation of a digital print file. This can be a RAW or TIFF file from your digital camera or a quality SCAN or PHOTO CAPTURE of your original oil or acrylic painting or any form of two-dimensional artwork. We can also scan a photo negative or transparency as well!
Davinci Digitale can easily assist you getting your artwork captured and print ready.
YOU WORKED HARD TO CREATE IT,
LET US WORK HARD TO RECREATE IT!
When it comes to making prints or reproductions of original art, all artists and photographers are seeking out
the best representation of their artform. This makes our goal very simple. We feel as strongly about that as you do and our dedication to this goal has given us the reputation we have today. As artists ourselves, we get it.
The quality and integrity of the materials we use is one of our primary concerns as we have known our competition
to cut corners and have seen the poor results that follow. To create the best product in the industry, we rely on
only the best materials available.
If your artwork is reproduced on canvas, we apply 2 light coats of a flexible acrylic coating that provides enhanced
UV protection and adds durability and scratch resistence to the surface of your print. All canvas prints are either stretched on a custom sized stretcher bar frame or simply rolled for easy transport and shipping.
Artwork reproduced on other media like paper or gloss film will have options as well. A watercolor print can be
trimmed with a margin added or have the edge "deckled" to recreate an original watercolor paper feel. If you work
with a unique style and have unconventional ideas for handling your reproductions, please contact us and we'll assure you that nothing is off limits for us.
Digital Image Capture
Once the print file is obtained or created, we will print out a small default proof of your image on your chosen media (paper, canvas, metal etc.) and discuss with you all options you have and any changes or improvements you would like to make to the file to improve your final print. These changes are referred to as “color moves” and are performed at an hourly rate of $75 and require adjustments of your print file on the computer and the printing of another proof. This process continues until you are satisfied with the results and are ready to print your art. At that time full size prints can be made to your specifications.
We routinely perform color correction adjustments to bring vibrancy and depth to an image that may be lacking that
little something to make it come to life.
Use the slider to see an example of color correction
Shown with "Gallery Wrap" and regular stretching
Shown with white margin and "deckled" or torn edge
"Beauty's Privilege" by Tim Cantor
"Don't Forget Me" by Tracie Spence