Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q. Is your artwork made in Hawaii? 
A. "Yes, as a local artist my art is made on the island of Maui."

Q. How long have you lived in Maui? 

A. "Maui has been my home since the summer of 2000."

Q. Do you personally hand sign your artwork? 

A. "Yes, I always hand sign all of my art, and also hand number my limited edition artwork."

Q. Where can I buy your artwork? 

A. "My artwork is available at Maui Hands Galleries on the island of Maui, and online at MauiHands.com and Etsy.com You can also contact me direct by email at MauiArtShow@gmail.com Mahalo, Chris Larson"

Q.  What is a Giclee?
A.  The term 'Giclee' refers to an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and select archival papers. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.

Q.  What is the difference between a Fine Art Giclee print and a poster print?
A.  Fine Art Giclee prints are created with longevity and quality in mind and are made by using only professional archival museum-quality papers and inks. Fine Art Giclee prints are generally more expensive than poster prints but the quality difference is immediately evident. Additionally, Fine Art Giclee prints are created by the artist often in collaboration with a master printer as a 'Limited Edition' series.

Q.  What is a Limited Edition Series?
A.  Limited Edition Series prints are limited to a specified number of prints per image. This fact ensures the special uniqueness and value of each print. A limited edition print that is signed, archival quality, and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity has a higher value than an open edition print.

Q.  What is a Matted Giclee Print?
A.  Matted Giclee Prints are made on 100% cotton rag archival acid-free paper (310 lb), museum quality, and are finished with a custom-cut mat around the image front, and a supportive backing board. Matted Giclee Prints ship flat, unframed, and ready to frame under glass.

Q. What is a Unmatted Giclee Print?
A. Unmatted Giclee Prints are made on 100% cotton rag archival acid-free paper (310 lb), museum quality, and do not include a mat around the image. Matted Giclee Prints ship flat, unframed, and ready to mat and frame under glass.

Q.  What is a Aluminum Metal Print?
A.  Metal prints offer a unique modern look and durability. Metal prints are made by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets, making it lightweight, luminous, and virtually weatherproof. Our Metal prints come with a metal float mount attached on the back, making them ready to hang.

Q.  What is an Unstretched Canvas Giclee?
A.  Unstretched Canvas Giclee prints are not stretched or affixed to a frame. A perfect choice for your own framing and decorating options. Unstretched Canvas prints come rolled in a tube and are ready to bring to your local art framer.

Q.  What is a Gallery Wrapped Canvas Giclee?
A.  Gallery Wrap is a method of stretching the canvas so that it wraps around the sides and is secured to the back of the wooden frame. This method of stretching and preparing a canvas allows for a finished and frame-less presentation and is ready to hang.

Q.  What is a Hand-Embellished Giclee?
A. A hand-embellished giclee is when the artist hand paints over areas of the image on the canvas to enhance the color and customize a finished work. Hand-embellishing is a custom option. 

Q. What is a Custom Option?
A. A custom option is for special requests on custom print sizes, hand-embellishments, and for multiple orders. Please contact us for a quote and any questions.

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