This is the year I wanted to open an ecommerce gallery. Last year I started exploring the art of making giclées and it was quite a learning experience.
My wife, Marilee's experiences are in the advertising world. She owns a branding and graphic design agency, www,POPovichDESIGN.com based in the Chicagoland area. She provide creative strategy, graphic design, and marketing development for small and mid-size businesses. Specializing in logos & corporate identity systems as well as advertising, web design, e-mail marketing, seo (search engine optimization), and anything print-related. I depend on her keen eye for printing and the limitations of the medium.
We did our research asking fellow artists, googling, and tried several shops. But hands down we thought Osio-Brown Editions in Elmhurst, IL delivered the quality product we expected. Their final giclée prints will far exceeded our expectations.
Osio-Brown Editions is a fine art giclée printing company specializing in museum quality giclée printing for Chicago area artists and art galleries. Their combination of high resolution scan technology, state-of-the-art Epson Stylus Pro printers, using an eight color pigmentation process with 100% archival inks and substrates, best possible color accuracy, contrast and sharpness, digital enhancement, color correction giclée printing expertise and a knowledgeable staff insure that your final giclée prints will far exceed your expectations.
Finally, these fine-art printmakings met our artistic standards by printing on cold-press watercolor paper.
So why did we go with giclée prints? We want to make sure you have a lifetime of enjoyment and not see your prints fade with time. Unlike lithographs and serigraphs, giclée prints have undergone extensive third party fade testing. While the predicted display life depends on many variables, giclée prints made with archival pigmented inks are estimated to last over 80 years without noticeable fading.
Osio-Brown's state of the art scanning system technology offering sharp scans and even lighting
'Thanksgiving Morning' painting top and print bottom
Then we spent time researching ecommerce websites. I'm telling you can learn anything – the info is out there. We settled on Shopify because it has a large following, solid reviews, and my wife was very, very impressed with their help desk. 24/7!
DISCOVER A MASTER WATERCOLORIST'S PASSION.
We are proud to announce the opening of my Online Gallery. At this gallery you will find:
- Museum quality giclée prints
- Demonstration paintings and studies
- Coming soon, original paintings
And don't forget if you are in the Nashville, IN area this spring, stop by the Brown County Art Gallery. I'm represented by one of the oldest galleries in the United States.
Please take a look at my new Online Gallery and let me know what you think.