Certificate of Authenticity
A signed Certificate of Authenticity (COA) is included with each original piece of artwork. A unique QR code will be stamped on the Certificate of Authenticity. Scanning the QR Code will direct you to web page where you can imput the serial number to unlock and verify authenticity of the artwork with a matching digital Certificate of Authenticity.
Care for Giclée Prints
Giclée prints require the same treatment and care you would give any original piece of artwork. They are delicate and vulnerable to damage so please handle with care.
I recommend taking your print straight to the framer. If this can’t be done, after unrolling it from the packaging, use two hands to support your print so it will not bend.
Handle paper prints as gently as possible. When doing so, be sure that your hands are clean. If possible, handle with lint free cotton gloves to minimize the chance of finger prints or transfer of oils from your hands to the print. Handle prints from the edges only.
A dry lint free soft cotton cloth is recommended for wiping any dust from your giclée print’s surface.
When matting or framing giclée prints, using archival materials is essential to the preservation of your print. All mats, adhesives, foam core, tissues, mounting tape and boards should be 100% acid free, and of archival or museum quality.
Direct exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light rays is one of the principal dangers to a giclée print. Therefore it is recommended that prints be displayed on a wall that is not receiving direct sunlight on the print. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will cause the print colors to fade.
Consistent temperatures and low humidity are an ideal environment for displaying or storing giclée prints. Do not store in damp or high-humidity rooms.
Caring for Canvas Prints
Canvas prints require the same treatment and care you would give to any original piece of artwork. Canvases are delicate and vulnerable to damage so please handle with care.
The very nature of a natural product such as cotton canvas means that there will be slight imperfections on the surface of the canvas caused by the variations in the cotton threads that make up the canvas. This is normal and a feature of all natural cotton canvases.
Because canvas prints are usually stretched and not framed behind glass, they are more in need of a protective coating. The coating can protect the print from minor scratches, oils from the skin, and environmental pollutants, and helps maintain color longevity. However, canvas should not be exposed to direct sunlight (UV Light).
Canvas prints can be cleaned with a light feather duster or air can duster. Solvents, water, soap, etc. should never be used. If anything marks or stains your canvas seek expert advice from a fine art print framer.
Do not store in areas of high humidity or moisture. The ideal humidity to store unframed canvas artwork is 40-50% with a temperature between 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit (21-24 degrees Celsius).