Throughout, I have been dedicated to providing my art collectors
with the highest quality reproductions that technology makes possible.
Every archival gicle'e print offered on this website and in my bricks & mortar art gallery
in coastal Delaware has been personally inspected by me and
meets the highest standards of printmaking excellence.
About Ellen Rice Prints
What is a Giclée?
Giclée (pronounced shee-clay) is a French word meaning "to spatter out," a term that refers to the way ink is applied to paper or canvas by a large-format, high resolution (1440 dpi or higher), 10- or 12-color inkjet printer. Correctly made giclée prints are the most accurate and most enduring art reproductions available today.
Ellen's giclées are hand-pulled by her using the same equipment, archival papers, canvas and inks used by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
When conservation framed under glass with acid-free materials or mounted on canvas stretcher bars and kept out of direct sunlight these peerless fine-art reproductions maintain their vibrancy up to 200 years.
It is with good faith that we offer these fine editions for you and your family to enjoy and pass on to future generations.
What is an Offset Lithograph?
Offset lithography was the standard for quality art reproduction for many years. The process involves scanning the original work of art, making film color separations, then printing plates from the color separations, followed by printing on a press, drying, trimming and final inspection. Ellen used this method for her art's reproduction for almost 20 years.
All of Ellen's offset lithographs were printed employing the finest inks on museum quality, 100% acid-free paper stock.
UV protective glass and positioning away from windows and out of bright spaces are highly recommended for offset lithographs.