Paper Print Care

 Caring For Your Giclee Prints Giclee prints are very special: they can be found in the world's finest museums, art galleries and private art collections and should be treasured and cared for in the same way as an original piece of art. Giclee prints carefully reproduce the rich colours and beautiful detail of each brush stroke of the original painting and any imperfections that you may see on the print are a feature of the original painting and exact reflection of the nature of the painted surfaces of paintings.   

 Your Giclee print has been professionally printed on artist’s quality, heavy duty canvas with fully archival Epson UltraChromeK3® pigment inks. All canvas prints have a coat of UV inhibiting varnish which is designed to add an extra level of protection to the ink on the canvas. This coating also increases the longevity of the colours in your image.  Please read the care instructions below to ensure your giclee print will continue to enhance your surroundings and bring you pleasure for years to come.  

Care and handling of your canvas giclee print on arrival  

  •  I recommend taking your print straight to the framer, unrolled. If this can’t be done, after unrolling it from the packaging, please use two hands to support your print so it will not bend. A crease in the print is permanent.

  •  The cardboard tube your print is packaged in is not suitable for long-time storage as it is not acid free and archival.  

  •  Please keep your new print covered until it is framed to avoid damage. Be careful of water, hard objects & adhesives as these can damage and scratch the surface of your print. Try not to use your hands to wipe off any dust as this can also scratch the surface.

  •  After being framed, try to keep your print away from direct sunlight as UV rays can eventually affect the colours over time.