Q. What is a giclee print?
A- Since the invention of the computer,
it has developed to become not only a wonderful design
tool but also to provide a means of high quality printing
(with investment in specialist equipment). The term 'giclee'
is derived from the French work gicler which literally
means to sqirt ink.
expertise in modern giclee printing techniques is widely
recognised. I control every step in the production of
my archival Giclee prints, from creating the art right
through scanning, configuring and adjusting images in
Photoshop through to printing the final image using lightfast
archival pigmented inks on archival paper using a special
Fine Art Printer.
I am the Contributing Author on the 'Process of Giclee
Printing' in the recently published book 'Printmaking
- Traditional and Contemporary Techniques' by Ann d'Arcy
Hughes and Hebe Vernon Morris ISBN
What is a Digital Original ?
A Digital Original is an image that exists only in digital
format. I created my popular Digital Original series of
seascapes using a combination of the very latest digital
art technology and traditional painting and printmaking
techniques. I scan segments and textures from my etchings,
paintings and collagraphs into digital format. I then
use them as a starting point for the new Digital
Original image, working on the image, painting into it
digitally (using a special electronic drawing brush),
combining other digital collage images and techniques
to create a new and unique limited edition of Digital
How do I purchase prints from this website?
About using this Website
How much will I pay for postage & packing and how
will my order be sent to me?
A- When the online shopping facility
of this website is finished, postage and packing will
be automatically added to your purchase total when you
go to the checkout page. It will be shown as a separate
item on the page and is based on the value of your order.
postage rates info
When will you send my order?
A- I aim to send out confirmed &
paid print orders within 3 working days, unless I am away
at an Art Fair or on holiday. I will post this information
on my website and ensure that it is up to date.
I want my order urgently in time for a special occassion,
how can we arrange that?
best way to do this is to phone me so we can discuss your
needs. I will be able to advise you about express delivery,
etc (although this may incur higher postage costs - if
this is the case I will, of course, inform you of the
exact cost before we go ahead with your payment on the
telephone using PayPal's secure Virtual Terminal).
In any event all despatches will be confirmed by my sending
you an email (or telephoning you if that's what you've
Will my credit card details be secure?
A- Rest assured that I will NOT
store any of your credit card details. All payments whether
online or by phone are made using PayPals secure payment
sytems. The only details I need are the official details
of your payment as listed in my PayPal account which,
of course, comply with all UK financial details Privacy
Do I need to have a PayPal account to make a purchase?
A- No, now that I have upgraded
my business PayPal account, you do not need a PayPal account
to make a purchase.
All you need is a valid credit or debit card.
Can I pay by cheque?
A- Yes, I am happy for you to pay
by cheque but bear in mind that this will mean your order
takes longer to arrive as I will have to wait until your
cheque clears before I despatch or artwork. Please phone
or email Troy to arrange payment by cheque.
Any other questions?
(please note: as I'm a Self-Employed Artist I may not
be able to answer the phone immediately,
please leave a message on my studio phone, I'll ring you
back as soon as I can)