About Our Art

Giclée (pronounced “zhee-clay” (French) is a neologism for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The word “giclée” is derived from the French language word “le gicleur” meaning “nozzle”, or more specifically “gicler” meaning “to squirt, spurt, or spray”.

more info available @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gicl%C3%A9e

what we do…
Simply put, we offer fine art giclée canvas prints at fair prices. We use a fine art giclee process to produce your artwork. This process is normally used by traditional artists to produce fine art reproductions of their paintings & artwork. Although this art production process is much more costly than normal canvas production, it is unquestionably the closest example of traditional fine art achievable today. This is why we put quality before cost.

but the customer pays for this, right?
No. See this is where ‘the customers always right’ does not apply. You see, as we do everything in our power to achieve the best in every area of our business, we have managed to keep our costs competitive with current standard canvas producers. Unlike our current banking systems, we have taken the financial loss instead of passing the extra cost on to our customers. This allows us to achieve our passion to bring the world of giclée fine art into homes across the country.

materials we use…
Our artist grade stretcher bars are kiln dried to a moisture content of 8% or less, with a rounded profile and finger joint to avoid warp or twist for longer canvas’. All artwork is produced using 38mm gallery profiles.  The canvas is then ‘wrapped’ around the stretcher frame, hence the term often used in Art galleries across the world ‘gallery wrapped canvas’ (also known widely as stretched canvas). All canvas’ are supplied with corner keys (also known as wedges) to ensure lifelong tightness of the artwork.

memories last a lifetime?
Yes. Well they certainly do at MattsCanvas. We highly recommend the application of giclée varnish to enhance colours and protect canvas. This allows you and your family to enjoy your treasured artwork for over 100 years!

so what about the artwork?
We are not just printers at MattsCanvas. We are primarily traditional artists with over 15 years experience of fine art, design, illustration and printing. We create custom one of a kind unique artwork from your photographs allowing you to enjoy your memories forever. We offer various designs from Lichtenstein Pop Art to Warhol Pop Art. However, if these styles are not what you are looking for, then simply let us know what you are thinking and we will create your unique custom work of art!

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