Frequently Asked Questions
What is an offset lithograph?
An offset lithograph is a special photo mechanical technique in which the image to be printed is transferred to the negative plates and printed onto papers or canvas. Offset lithograph is very well adapted to color printing. This process allows more people to afford a work of art other than the original painting.
What does limited edition mean?
Limited edition means that a definitive number of prints are produced. The quantity is decided by the artist and the publisher. The number establishes the edition size and the artist signs and numbers each print. Example: 50/100. 50 is the individual print number and 100 is how many are in the edition.
What is a remarque?
A remarque is a small hand drawn sketch or painting by the artist usually done on the lower margin of an art print.
How are paper prints or canvases shipped?
Paper prints are shipped in a flat box via First Class. My stretched canvases will be shipped First Class in a flat box also. Some of my larger canvases will be shipped in a large tube along with stretcher bars.
What does open edition mean?
An open edition means that an unlimited number of prints are reproduced
from the original artwork.
What does AP or Artist Proof mean?
This is a print that is reserved for the artist’s personal use. It is a common practice to reserve approximately ten per cent of the edition as artist’s proofs, although this figure can be higher.
What is a Giclée?
The French word Giclée means to spray or squirt. The giclée process uses incredibly accurate computer controlled jets to apply inks to museum quality watercolor paper, canvas or etching paper. These unique jets are able to vary the width of the ink stream to as small as 1/100th of a human hair. It is this capability that gives the giclée it’s beauty. Giclées have a higher resolution than offset lithographs and the dynamic color range is greater than serigraphs. Kevin uses the highest quality water color paper and canvas for his giclées.
How does it work?
The giclée process begins with the input stage. A scan of the original painting or transparency will create a digital file. The scanning process is critical and requires the most technically advanced equipment. After the scan is complete, the resulting file will be entered into the computer, where the file must be color balanced and adjusted to match the original artwork. Making the final print match or exceed the original painting itself is an art in itself and calls for a great deal in patience and skill. Then the watercolor paper or canvas is attached to a drum. During printing, the drum spins at approximately 60 mph. The printer head travels left to right very slowly, shooting colored ink onto the watercolor paper or canvas. This process takes up to one hour to complete an image 24”x36”. After the process is complete Kevin will hand sign and number each piece of artwork.
Name: Kevin Daniel
Birthday: December 13th
Hometown: Victoria, MN
U.S. Art Hall of Fame
- Inductee 1997
Minnesota Wildlife Heritage Foundation
- Artist of the Year 1991
Kansas City National Wildlife Art Show
- Best in Show
Oklahoma Wildlife Festival
- Best in Show
Minnesota State Duck Stamp
- Winner 1990
- Winner 1997
Minnesota Wildlife Heritage Foundation Art Show
- Best in Show
North American Limited Edition Dealers
- Artist of the Year 1987