No. You must be the legal copyright holder (i.e. you are the artist) or have permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the artwork.
All artwork in Canada is automatically copyrighted, whether or not it has the copyright © symbol.
If we do not have reasonable grounds on which to believe that you either are the artist or have permission from the artist, we will refuse to handle the piece.
Copyright law protects everyone's interests: authors, painters, artists, sculptors. It's in everyone's interest to see the law upheld. Please don't ask us to reproduce something illegally; you're asking us to break the law.
There are some things we won't print
We understand that the world of art is diverse and sometimes makes audiences feel uncomfortable. However, we reserve the right to refuse to print art and photography that is pornographic, exploitive, racist or derogatory.
No. Buying art does not legally entitle you to copy it. You bought the physical art piece, not the copyright (or "right to copy"). The 'right to copy' is still held by the artist unless they expressly (and legally) surrendered that to you when bought it (we'd require proof). This is regardless of whether the piece was bought by you for a large or small amount of money, or was gifted to you.
We will not reproduce art unless you hold the copyright or have permission from the copyright holder.
Some art, due to its age, is in the public domain and can be freely copied. In Canada, most art passes into the public domain fifty years after the death of the artist. Before assuming a piece is in the public domain, do some research.
Please do not press us to reproduce something illegally: you're asking us to break the law.
In general, it's a three-step process:
- scanning / capture
- image correction
Learn more about the process and what we print on here.
Yes. But there are some things that you need to understand about the term giclée.
"Giclée" used to refer to an art print that was created on an IRIS printer. It refers to the production method wherein ink is 'squirted' or 'sprayed' through the printer' nozzle onto the paper to make the image.
Today, a huge proportion of art reproductions are done on inkjet printers. So, loosely, the term applies to almost any fine art inkjet print. Normally it is used to refer to an art reproduction that is run on the same media on which the original was created (fine art paper, canvas, etc.) with the intention of creating a reliably accurate copy of the original.
Our art reproductions are usually run on an Epson Stylus Pro 9800, which is indeed an inkjet (i.e. ink spraying through nozzles) technology. That qualifies these to be calle giclée prints.
Print size depends on what we're printing on. Your art must fit the roll width of the media we're printing on. Length is virtually limitless.
- Our canvas rolls are 44" wide
- Fine art paper rolls are 36" and 24" wide
- Photo paper rolls are 44" and 24" wide
We usually tile-scan artwork originals. Because of this, it's difficult to capture originals that are excessively large. Art up to 24" x 30" is getting near to our upper size limit for scanning. Call us to discuss your original.
No, we don't offer any picture framing. We can mount your image to foamboard and apply a laminate. A more complete framing option is available through two very good frame shops in Smithers.
- Creations by Lynn - 250-847-9727
- Nielsen Gallery - 250-847-0070 or www.nielsenart.ca
Both are competent picture framers with excellent products, and both of these ladies will treat you and your project with utmost care and attention.