Purchasing Information

Owning a Desert Horse Image

If you desire to own a Desert Horse image you can rest assured that you will be personally taken care of. Each print will be custom made through a high quality process at the time your order is placed...not pulled off a shelf in the back room. You will receive your print on archival paper. It will be mounted on foam core, double matted in Museum White, and signed. It will also be protected with shrink-wrap and insured for loss or damage in shipping.

Framing will be the only thing left to be done when you receive it. It will be to your advantage that way, as you will be able to more closely match your frame to the color scheme and decor in your home or office.

Feel free to send any comments, questions, or purchasing inquiries by copying and pasting this email address:
gary@deserthorse.com On the subject line please reference Desert Horse Studio. I'll personally respond to you as quickly as possible.

Matte and High-gloss Finishes

Lambda printing gives the highest resolution on the market today. Using continuous tone digital technology, photographic display graphics are produced by transferring images directly from computer generated digital files to reflective photographic materials without the need of a negative. Within the equipment there are three lasers...red, green, and blue, which are merged into a single beam that simultaneously exposes the photographic material, producing the image in a single pass. The photographic material is then processed in the same manner as traditional photography by developing in a 'wet' film processor. By using the lasers, the total image is crisp and precise edge to edge, with no distortion. All of this means that the quality of a Lambda print will be unsurpassed in terms of clarity, sharpness, and color saturation.

Matte, or High-gloss?

If the wall location for your artwork is by a window with direct sunlight hitting it I would suggest a matte finish to prevent glare.

If the spot you have chosen is not in direct sunlight then either matte or high-gloss will work just fine.

In either case I always suggest clear glass when you have your artwork framed, as opposed to 'non-glare' glass or plexiglass...which somewhat diminishes color and sharpness.

Giclee (pronounced zhee-CLAY) Fine Art Finishes

A Giclee is an individually produced, high-resolution, high-fidelity, high-tech reproduction of original art or photography. They are done on a special large format printer and create a whole new vibrant medium for art.

They can be printed on a number of media, including canvas and watercolor paper, and are superior to traditional lithography in nearly every way. The colors are brighter, last longer, and are so high-resolution that they are virtually 'continuous tone', rather than tiny dots. The range of color for Giclees is far beyond that of lithography and details are crisper.

A Giclee also presents the art in the texture of the media printed on, meaning the texture of canvas or watercolor paper.

The cost of a Giclee is greater due to the process and the media printed on. However, if a Giclee is ordered on canvas...it will come to you already mounted on heavy-duty polystyrene (gatorboard), just as an oil painting, and will be ready for you to simply add a frame. No matting or glass necessary. If your Giclee is ordered on watercolor paper it will be mounted and matted...ready for you to add frame and glass, as you would with a watercolor painting.

These very special prints are coveted by collectors for their fidelity and quality, and are desired by galleries and artists alike. You won't regret investing the extra dollars once you see a Giclee hung on your wall.