Our Quality Process
Our specialty at Heritage Prints
We specialize in creating true and certified facsimile giclée prints.
To give you a perfect reproduction of the original, our prints are always:
- Taken from the original editions.
- Printed in the original size.
- Printed with a maximum of 250 copies, signed and numbered.
- Printed on age resistant white etching paper (with a weight of 270 gr/m2).
- Printed with archival ink which resists fading for > 100 years.
- Printed with the highest possible resolution.
With every print, you will receive a certificate of authenticity and when you purchase a complete collection, you will have the option to add a Solander box to keep your prints in perfect condition.
See our video for a complete overview of the quality process, including digitalisation, retouching, proofing and printing.
What is a giclée print?
Giclée printing is a modern printing technique developed for digital fine art prints. It allows us to create superior quality archival prints that are printed individually for you, rather than as part of a mass edition.
The word giclée comes from the French verb gicler, which means ‘to squirt’ or ‘to spray’. This refers to the process used when creating giclée prints; a process created especially for the reproduction of fine art.
Using pigment-based inks and the highest quality archival paper, the technique achieves a print that looks identical to the original.
By using high-quality materials and processes, we ensure the end result will bring you many years of enjoyment as our giclée prints are created to resist fading for 100 years.
Giclée prints are far superior to standard inkjet prints. Using the giclée process, it is possible to match the artist’s original tones and colors precisely, to deliver artwork that is indistinguishable from the original.
The single prints are high-quality, historic giclée prints, that are identical to the original in size, color and tone.
They are created in editions of max. 250 prints, signed, numbered and stamped with a blind embossing.
When you invest in our prints or sets, you will receive a certificate of authenticity.
This provides a lasting record of your artwork and gives you valuable certification if you ever wish to sell or bestow your collection in the future.
Owning an entire collection from your favorite artist is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of their work.
A complete set includes all the prints from one specific book of an artist, cased in an elegant handcrafted Solander box.
Choose from 40 collections, including:
True to the originals, our set of Bodmer giclée prints are produced in black and white.
However, you may want to bring your print to life with color and have them hand-colored in period color palettes.
Part of the charm of handcoloring is that each print will be worked on individually. While two prints may have the same overall appearance, the fine detail and brush work will, upon close inspection, be found to show small differences.
In effect, each hand-colored print will become a new original!
There is a timeless quality to great art. This is especially true when you own a giclée print from your favorite artist.
Whether you are looking for feature artwork for a wall, or simply want to celebrate a particular picture that you love, we have curated a huge range from some of the great artists of the 17th-19th centuries.
We offer high-quality, historic giclée prints, that are identical to the original in size, color and tone.
We are proud to be an official supplier of the Audubonhouse Gallery in Key West since 2008.