The key to buying a giclée print reproduction lies in the digital capture of the original image. The new technology enabling stunning reproductions has changed the art world. The digital fine art capture of Alicia’s original paintings was performed by the well known company, Berkeley Giclée, located in Berkeley, California. This east bay company, started in 1997 by President Tony Molatore, M.A., is the preferred choice of professional artists, photographers, and publishers. Tony’s team at Berkeley Giclée has many years of experience in artwork photography, digital file preparation, and printing. The Better Light Scanback is the cornerstone of their large format digital system.
This instrument creates an uninterpolated file up to 275 megabytes in 16 bit color space. As the name implies, the Better Light’s digital scanning process does not capture an image of the painting in front of the camera all at once. It occurs by physically moving a unique, highly-optimized trilinear color image sensor smoothly across the image plane, building up the image one line per color at a time. This large format digital camera system offers impeccable quality that is unreachable by film, even 8x10 transparencies. The first eighteen digital captures of Alicia Stonebreaker’s artwork were completed here in November 2010.
Berkeley Giclée was selected by the Stonebreaker Fine Art Gallery as the giclée printer for all works in this gallery. Their Epson 9900 printer utilizes the eleven color High Dynamic Range inkset which produces a wide color gamut, excellent color saturation and incredible sharpness.
Giclée prints are produced on high quality archival materials: Breathing Color Elegance Velvet Platinum Fine Art Paper - A 310gsm, bright white, fine art paper with a lightly textured vellum surface.
Stretched canvas giclée prints are produced with 3/4" solid hardwood stretcher bars with back staple. Prints are on Breathing Color Chromata white, acid free, cotton-poly blend matte artist stretch canvas. All stretched prints are protected with a matte finish archival UV varnish. If you prefer semi gloss or gloss please let us know.