Giclee Prints on Canvas
Like offset lithographs, Giclée prints start with an original painting. A transparency of the original is scanned into a computer, where it can be color corrected, stored digitally and printed out as needed on a Epson R1900 printer, using pigment based inks. A series of tiny nozzles spray the paper or canvas, with a fine stream of pigmented ink. Because there are no line screens involved, Giclée prints have a higher resolution than offset lithographs, (about 1800 dots per inch) In offset lithographs each dot of color is encircled by white space, like in newspaper printing. In the Giclée process, however, inks are sprayed as droplets rather than dots; each droplet bleeds into the paper creating more of continuous tone than dot pattern. The Giclée prints' inks are a pigment based ink, verses an ink which uses dyes, and have been tested for longevity and outlast most lithograph inks being used. The Pigment particles are larger then that of dye particles, and so are known to hold color longer. The prints have shown to last 85-100 years without noticeable fading, assuming certain care factors are followed, allowing archival museum-quality prints.
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Cathy Williams Revealed
Limited Edition of 95 signed and numbered - Giclee on canvas 16 x 12 inches
Cathy Williams enlisted as a Buffalo Soldier in 1866 after she
was freed as a slave. She enlisted under the name William
Cathay and kept her identity as a female secret. She served
for two years before leaving company A and began a new life
as a successful business woman in Colorado. Cathy Williams Revealed shows female soldier proudly saluting. In the background, she is a Buffalo Soldier of 1866. The past and today are separated by a herd of running buffalo coming from the stars of the flag.
Her history plays an important part of her own self discovery and confidence as today's soldier.