What Is a Giclee Print?
Giclee fine art print refers to a digital reproduction using state of the art inkjet technology. The name comes from the French word Giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay) which means `spray` or `spurt`. Not every digital print is a Giclee print however, only digital prints that are created on special high resolution printers utilising specially formulated inks and media under strict printing standards. The media is carried by a spinning roller while infinitely small pixels of rich, vibrant inks are sprayed on it at a very high speed. This renders an amazingly smooth and consistent image true to the original painting or photograph, a superb quality fine art reproduction.
How long does it take for an order to arrive?
Orders are processed and dispatched within 3 to 5 working days after payment has been cleared. All UK orders are delivered next day after they are dispatched. International orders are delivered in 5 working days after they are dispatched. If you wish to receive your order quicker, you can choose ‘next day dispatch’ service (£10.00) which means that you order will be processed and dispatched within 24 hours and it will be delivered next day after it’s dispatched (UK orders only). Please note: ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BEFORE 4PM. WE DO NOT POST ANY ITEMS ON WEEKENDS.
What happens if I’m not in when delivery is made?
If you are not in, a courier will leave a delivery attempt notice. If you receive a delivery notice, please contact the courier to arrange an alternative time. Deliveries can arrive at anytime between 9am – 6pm, so if you are not in during the day it may be easier to arrange delivery to your work address.
Is it possible to print my own personal photos on canvas?
Yes, please visit the photo on canvas page where you can easily upload your digital image and place an order. If you’re not sure about your image quality or you wish to see how your picture would look in a certain shape e.g. 3 panel, please email it to us at email@example.com and we will be happy to send you a digital sample.
Please note, we cannot accept images that are less than 512k (1/2 MB) or are under as the quality will not be sufficient to achieve a good enlarged image on canvas.
What if my image is not a digital file?
In such case, please scan your image at minimum 300 dpi resolution, and save it in JPEG format.
Alternatively send the hard copy of your photo by post to:
Stables Market UNIT 57
Chalk Farm Road
Will printed canvas look the same as the image I see on my computer screen?
We cannot guarantee the colours will be identical as individual computer monitor settings/profiles may vary. The colour of printed canvas may be slightly lighter/darker than the image you see on your computer screen. Furthermore, images may vary slightly, depending on the size you have ordered due to image scaling.
What is the best way to maintain my canvas?
To maintain & increase the life span of your canvas do not expose it to continuous, strong sunlight or moisture. To clean your artwork please use damp cloth/sponge or duster lightly on the surface.
Do you have discounts for photographers or wholesale pricing?
Yes we do, please contact us by phone 02085465023 or send us email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How does the shopping cart work?
Similar to a shopping trolley at a supermarket, you can put things in your cart (by clicking on the ‘add to cart button’) without having to buy them. Think of it as a way of remembering things that you are interested in. You are not committed to buy until you take your selected canvases through to the checkout. However, you cannot purchase an item until it has been added to your cart, so remember to check the content of your cart carefully before you check out. You can check the contents of your cart at any time by clicking on the “shopping cart” icon . If you want to remove something, simply click ‘remove’ button on shopping cart page.
Is your website secure?
All your payment details are processed by a UK based online payments gateways NOCHEX on a secure server (all the information that are passed from your browser to the server is encrypted to prevent eavesdropping).
When you re-directed to payment page, a small padlock icon will appear in the status bar of your browser at the top/bottom of your browser when you are entering your card details, signifying you are currently on a secure connection. Another sign that you are on a secure site is that in the address bar of the browser you will notice that the beginning of the website address will be ‘https://’ It is also worth noting that we will never actually see / receive any of your card details – they are all processed externally via NOCHEX
What happens if I wish to place an order but would rather not use my credit card online?
Although our credit card processing is totally secure, we will accept a personal cheque, although we have to wait 3-4 days for the cheque to be cleared before proceeding with your order. Alternatively, you can make your payment by phone. Please call us on 02085465023 if you wish to place an order.
Which credit/debit cards do you accept?
Visa, Mastercard, Switch, Maestro, Solo and Delta.
By uploading/sending us your image, you are automatically acknowledging that you are the copyright owner of the image, or have obtained permission from the copyright owner in written form, which permits us to print it in accordance with your order.
Why are your oil paint price so low?
Red Art specialises in providing low cost, hand painted oil paintings. We have an unmatched ability to purchase paintings at a low price directly from the artists. By doing this we can offer very competative prices to our customers. Buying from Red Art you get the opportunity to purchase oil paintings at wholesale prices.