Art Inspired Gallery

Teresa Kelly-Tagaas

Original Fine Art and Limited Editions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What is a Giclee?

Giclee (pronounced "zhee-clay")


Giclee is a French word and means the spraying of ink. This term is widely used today to refer to a unique printing technology. With the advent of giclee, the art of reproducing fine art has become even more precise than lithographs.

A giclee gives the impression of an original painting due to the unique printing process having the highest apparent resolution, as high as 1,800 dots per inch, the high-quality art paper or canvas, and color fidelity with long term achievability. Displaying a full color spectrum, giclee prints capture every nuance of an original and have gained wide acceptance from art collectors, artists, galleries and museums throughout the world. Giclee prints are known to be used by museums to display works of art normally kept in the museum's basement vaults.

A giclee print is simply the closest duplication of an original artwork that is humanly, mechanically, or technically possible. The giclee is an affordable option to buying the original artwork or a hand painted reproduction. A certificate of authenticity is issued by the artist verifying the number for each limited edition giclee print.

 

Q: What is involved in the checkout process?

A: There are 3 steps in the checkout process. Accurate completion of these steps will accelerate the processing of your order.

Step 1: Shipping and billing addresses

We understand that sometimes you need to have your package shipped to a place other than where we'll be sending the bill. So whether you're at the beach in Florida working on your tan, or at work slaving awat, we'll ship it where you'd like. Please make certain that the addresses are correct (including zip codes) so that the chosen carrier can deliver your package.

Optional Instructions: Use the space provided on this page to make any necessary comments about your order. 

Step 2: Shipping

Shipping of our artwork is done with the utmost attention to protect your investment. Framed originals are protected in bubble wrap, sandwiched between corrugated cardboard and boxed in large sturdy cardboard boxes. Each piece is insured for its full value. Some originals and all unframed giclee or prints are shipped in strong tubes, for the best protection, and are ready for matting and framing. Insurance is covered on all work. Please allow up to two weeks for your order to be shipped.  

Step 3: Payment

In this step you will be asked for an e-mail address where we can contact you if necessary, and a optional phone number. You'll also be presented with an order total. If you are paying by credit card, you will also be asked for that information in this step.

 

Q: How safe is it to order online?

We are offering PayPal as a payment option. As a buyer you have the choice of how you want to pay for your online purchases, including credit cards, bank accounts, debit cards, or your stored PayPal balance.

As a pioneer in e-commerce, PayPal’s reputation for convenience, ease-of-use and security has resonated with millions of global users who consider PayPal their payment method of choice. PayPal employs the most advanced fraud detection techniques and tools in the industry. PayPal uses a128-bit encryption and world-class fraud-prevention security, PayPal user information has military-grade protection.

Q: Where is my order?

A: Delivery dates vary based on the availability of the items you ordered.  It could take up to 7 business days for your order to arrive once your order has been shipped.  If you still have further questions about your order, contact Customer Service at 406-581-4195.

 

Q: What is your return policy?

A: Here is the simple process for returning an item:

The following conditions apply when returning artwork:

  • If you are dissatisfied with the artwork for any reason within the first 10 days of reciept of your purchase, Art Inspired Gallery must be notified via either email at: artinspired@theglobal.net or by telephone: 406-581-4195, before returning the artwork. The artwork is to be returned insured for the full valued purchase price via a reputable shipper back to Art Inspired Gallery within 10 days of receipt. You are responsible for the return shipping costs. Repack the product in its original packaging materials, unless the package's condition is not suitable for a safe return back to the artist. You are responsible for artwork damaged in return transit.

  • Though we take the greatest care in packing our art items, we do realize the possibility of damages to the artwork, in transit. In case the art work reaches you damaged, you will receive a refund after claims have been processed through the shipper. Shipper must verify damage. Damaged artwork is to be returned to Art Inspired Gallery.

Artwork to be returned to following address:

Art Inspired Gallery

3411 Prairie Smoke Rd

Bozeman , MT 59715