Giclée Prints > Boxed Canvas Prints

Ann Swan - Boxed canvas prints of botanical artAnn Swan - Boxed canvas prints of botanical artAnn's images of concentrated fruits and vegetables have now been published as a series of boxed canvas prints to add a splash of vibrant colour to contemporary homes.

High resolution scans from Ann's original drawings have been enlarged and printed onto 100% cotton canvas which has been specially treated to take the giclée process. Printed using lightfast, archival inks and then oversealed with a protective, matt varnish containing UV blockers that filter out 95% of harmful light and help protect the surface.

The canvases are then stretched over a unique system of tensioned, box stretchers made from chamfered, obeche wood, a substantial 45x45mm square, obtained from renewable sources.

This system ensures that the frames will not warp or twist and that any slackening over time can be re-tensioned simply by pushing the tensioning blocks further into each corner.

To view larger versions of these, please view our Fruits & Vegetables giclée prints page.


About giclée prints

Giclée printing is a recent introduction and is making a strong impact on the British print market.

The giclée process starts in the same way as off-set litho in that the original drawing is scanned using a very high definition laser scanner but instead of making plates the information is fed into a computer and the image is printed using a very high quality, large format, inkjet printer called an iris printer - hence the name giclée which is French for 'to squirt'.

New non-fading archival inks combined with the ability to print onto acid free, hot pressed watercolour paper similar to the paper Ann uses for the original drawings produces a superb quality print virtually indistinguishable from the original.

The prints come in deep cut single museum quality off white mounts or double white mount and are shrink wrapped for protection.

Large Prints are no longer supplied with mounts due to postage difficulties and will now come unmounted in a rigid cardboard tube. Unpack with care and if necessary lay on a flat clean surface to allow them to relax back before framing.