Cuban Painter Damien Cruz
     About Limited Editions


A limited edition print is an original image limited to a predetermined print quantity. The edition is signed by the artist and individual
prints are always numbered. The numbers on the print denote the individual piece number in the edition over the total edition size.
For example, 3/125 is the 3rd print in a series of 125.  These prints are real works of art that are sold with a certificate of
authenticity also signed by the Damien Cruz.

The making of limited edition prints is a time-consuming, exacting and collaborative effort among the artist, a publisher and a
printer. The choice of canvas, printing technique, the size of the edition, the consistent quality of each print in the edition are just
as critical as the artist’s choice of subject matter and style.



  Why buy a Giclee Print?


A Giclee Print on canvas looks exquisite and elegant.  The natural texture of the canvas gives to the print the exact look and feel of
the original painting.  As an investment, the value of the signed, limited edition prints increase with the value of the original work of
art.

Giclee prints offer incredible saturation, depth of color, and a beautifully finished print that captures the essence of the artist’s
intent. Many contemporary and influential artists have adopted this new, high-quality printing technique. Giclee prints have become
so popular that even the best fine art museums exhibit them.  Giclee prints can be found in the following museum collections:
 
The Louvre Museum, The Smithsonian, The British Museum, The Washington Post collection, The New York Public
Library, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The New York Metropolitan Museum, The National Art Museum, The San
Francisco Museum of Art, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
amongst others.

             

       What is a Giclee?


Giclee printing made its debut in 1985. It incorporates the technology of digital printing, whereby microscopic ink droplets are
precisely positioned onto a surface. A giclee (zhee-CLAY), is an individually produced, high-resolution, high-fidelity, high tech
reproduction done on a special large format printer. Giclees are produced from digital scans of the original painting.

Giclees are superior to traditional lithography in nearly every way. The colors are brighter, last longer, the range of color is far
beyond that of lithography, and details are crisper.

Giclees were originally developed as a proofing system for traditional lithographic printing presses, but it soon became apparent
that the presses were having a hard time delivering the quality and brilliant color of the giclee proofs. Giclees evolved into the new
darlings of the art world. They are coveted by collectors for their fidelity and quality, and desired by galleries and museums.























Original Cuban artwork, Giclée Prints and Limited Edition Giclée Prints from this talented artist living in USA is nationally
and internationally recognized.
All artwork shown on this site has been photographed by Damien Cruz Art Gallery, using specialized
equipment that produces Giclée reproductions with outstanding detail and colour fidelity on the highest
quality canvas available. They have been coated with an archival quality matt varnish to protect against
damage. ArtéSol's images have up to 20 times more detail than a standard 10 megapixel camera. The prints
you purchase are validated and ratified by the Cuban artists who painted the original.