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Print Types - Polychrome Prints and Giclee Canvas Prints
I offer my artwork in the following sizes/formats:

- 8"x10" Photo Print in 11"x14" mat - $39. USD
Photo Print format
A high quality polychrome photo print mounted on foam-core board and DOUBLE matted with Canterbury Lace White presentation mat board. It is sleeved in clear plastic with my biography insert. (Normally ships within 2 days)

- 11"x14" Photo Print in 16"x20" mat - $59. USD
Photo Print format
A high quality polychrome photo print mounted on foam-core board and DOUBLE matted with Canterbury Lace White presentation mat board. It is sleeved in clear plastic with an my biography insert. (Normally ships within 2 days)

- 16"x20" Giclee Canvas Print - $139. USD
Giclee Print format
A high-tech Giclee-process image, printed directly onto stretched artist's canvas. I use tear resistant polyester canvas stretched traditionally over a wooden frame. Each one is hand varnished by me. The standard 16"x20' size fits commercial ready-made frames available everywhere. (Normally ships within 2 days)



Please note: Any image in my online gallery can be custom ordered as a Custom Giclee Canvas Print in larger sizes on stretched canvas in sizes of 24"x30" ($275) or 30"x40" ($379). Please allow approximately 3 weeks for delivery of custom orders.

NOTE: Prices include packing and shipping in the continuous United States.

Frequently Asked Questions About Art Reproductions and Prints

The most frequently asked questions are about the technical differences between various types of art prints and reproductions.
In addition to my fluctuating inventory of original paintings, my studio is proud to offer the largest selection of unique tropical images available anywhere.


- Art Definitions - 

GICLEE
Giclay (zee-clay) is French for "sprayed ink". It is the most modern method of art reproduction. An original painting is digitally captured with a high resolution camera called a "Phase One" and then transferred to a computer with special color management software. Then a  large inkjet printer sprays the UV stable, pigmented inks on the artist's choice of media. The resulting continuous tone, intense color is unparalleled.

ORIGINAL PAINTING
This is the original artist's handmade interpretation as a "one of" work of art. In Shari Erickson's case, her original paintings are oil paint on canvas or panels. 

ORIGINAL PRINT OR SERIGRAPH
This is a genuine, traditional print created by the artist, by hand, using a classic stencil process.

LITHOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTIONS
Not a handmade traditional lithograph print. Also called Photomechanical reproduction or Photo-Lithography. The original art is photographed, separated into 4 colors, and printed on paper by an offset lithography machine press. Examined closely you can see the tiny dot patterns of the four colors.

POLYCHROME PRINT
The subject is digitally captured, tweaked in the computer, then chemically printed on emulsion enhanced paper. The continuous tone color is saturated and accurate.

OPEN EDITION PRINT
Prints and reproductions are published either as a limited edition of a pre-set quantity, or, an open edition with no predetermined number.  I don't limit editions so we can accomodate our collectors' requests for custom sizes and applications.