Frequently Asked Questions
What is a S/N Limited Edition Print?A S/N Limited Edition Print is a signed and numbered edition of identical prints numbered sequentially and individually signed by the artist, having a limit to the number in the edition. Our S/N limited edition prints and Artist’s proof prints are produced using museum quality inks and pH neutral (acid-free) paper. All of our prints are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
What does AP or Artist’s Proof mean?
Artist's proofs have a perceived higher value in the market place due to their limited supply and availability. The Artist's proof edition is signified with "Artist Proof" or "AP" in front of the number (AP 1/75). John Paul Strain’s lithographic paper Artist’s Proof prints are unique in that he now prints two small Remarque paintings in the white border at the bottom of the prints.
What is a Canvas Giclée?
A canvas giclée (pronounced zhee-CLAY) is an individually produced, high-resolution, high- fidelity reproduction done on a special large format printer. Giclée, a French term meaning "spray of ink" is produced from digital scans of the original artwork. A fine stream of ink, more than four million droplets per second, is sprayed onto a specially treated canvas. Our giclées have passed the 75-year ink-fade test and are produced on acid free, pH balanced archival canvas. Each giclée is hand-signed by Mr. Strain and includes a "Certificate of Authenticity." Most of our giclée reproductions come stretched and are ready to frame.
Caring for Your Canvas Giclée
Your fine art giclée reproduction is beautiful and delicate and should be handled with the same extreme care that you would give an original painting.
The giclée has been produced using superior printing technologies and premium quality materials. Treat this investment as you would any piece of fine art. To ensure that your giclée maintains its presentation quality for years of enjoyment, please adhere to the following recommendations when handling and displaying:
Room climate should be controlled to avoid excessive stretching or shrinkage. A consistent environment with temperatures within the 60 to 85 degrees F range and relative humidity of 30 – 55% is recommended.
Our lithographic prints and canvas giclées are shipped flat via FedEx Ground. Faster shipping options are available at a higher rate. Please call or email for a quote.
We try to accommodate all shipping requests but some destinations are cost prohibitive. Please call or email for a quote on international shipping.