Limited edition giclée prints
Our prints are high-quality, limited edition giclée prints of original fashion illustrations by Sjoukje Bierma.
They are printed by Ruijgrok Piezografie of Amsterdam using Canon Lucia professional-grade pigment ink on museum-quality Hahnemühle 300gsm Platinum Rag paper.
This means that they look stunning and, properly cared for, will continue to do so – literally – for a lifetime. You can read more about giclée printing here. (link to Giclee Printing page) Numbered, signed and authenticated
Each print is uniquely numbered and signed by the artist in pencil. Each print is also titled and signed by the artist on the reverse side.
A signed certificate of authenticity accompanies each print.
Once a series of limited edition prints has been completely issued, no further prints will be issued in this format.
Please note that these prints are sold unframed – images of the framed prints are for demonstration purposes only.
Giclée (“g-clay”) printing is a fine art digital printing process known for producing archival quality prints.
The benefits and advantages of giclée printing
Giclée printing is the preferred printing method for many museums, art galleries and photographic galleries because it provides:
– near perfect integrity (i.e. the printed image is identical to the original, perfectly replicating all of the colours, detail and brushwork of the original work), and;
– superior light-fastness and stability (i.e. the colours don’t fade).
The giclée printing process
Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and fine-tuned by hand to the type of substrate or surface on which the image is to be printed, to ensure the closest possible match to the original work.
The giclée printing process itself involves squirting or spraying microscopic dots of pigment-based ink onto various archival-quality substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The French verb “gicler” means “to spray”.
Pigment-based inks – compared to dye-based inks used in lower-cost inkjet printing – have a much longer lifespan and light-fastness.
When used in combination with archival paper, pigment-based inks will not fade over a lifetime (providing, of course, they are kept out of direct sunlight, damp, etc).