Edition and product information


What is a limited edition Print?

Dawn Pitre's limited editions are a limited number of prints that a particular image will be reproduced in a size and medium. After the image edition is sold out, no more images will be reproduced in that medium and size. The images are based on and developed from a painting by the artist. Each limited edition print is signed & hand highlighted by the artist. S/N are signed and hand highlighted by the artist. For the A/P, the artist uses this edition to color proof the edition which may result in each print being individual in color, contrast and composition. R/Q have a original small painting by the artist which unique's that particular piece in the edition.

What is an open edition print?

Dawn Pitre's open edition prints are giclee prints on paper. The open editions are only available on paper. They are hand signed by the artist and are available in a variety of sizes. The prints are beautiful and an affordable alternative.

What is a Giclee?

The word Giclee itself is French, and means spurt or squirt, in this case meaning, "spray of ink". .More than a million droplets of ink per second are sprayed. Once an image is completed printing, an image is comprised of almost 20 billion droplets of ink. The cornerstone of this process is enhanced digital ink jet printers which are specifically designed for the rigorous and precise criteria of fine art collectors and connoisseurs of museum quality, limited edition prints. A Giclee Print is as rewarding visually as it is technically amazing. For brilliant, exquisite color and razor sharp detail it is unsurpassed. This type of art reproduction is quickly becoming the new standard in the art industry, and is widely embraced for its quality by major museums, galleries, publishers, and artists. A Giclee Print is simply the closest duplication of an original artwork that is humanly, mechanically, or technically possible. The resulting print has no perceptible dot pattern, an endless array of richly saturated color, and every nuance of the original image. The most archival, light-fast inks available in the world are used. The latest inks offer up to a 100 year light-fastness and UV-resistance under museum archival condition. Beyond this description, a Giclee Print simply must be seen to be fully appreciated. A Giclee on canvas does not have to be framed behind glass and looks exactly like the original. Giclee on paper must be framed behind glass.


How to care for your art?

Never display in heavy direct sunlight.
Never expose to extreme temperatures.
Never rub the painting
Never use cleaning solvents or chemicals on either side of the canvas or paper.