As the eldest son of an aristocratic family, Aloysius Gonzaga was in line to inherit his father’s title and lands. The violence and frivolity of Renaissance Italy shocked young Aloysius, and at an early age he began to adopt an ascetic lifestyle and dream of entering a religious order. Over the objections of his family, he became a member of the Society of Jesus at the age of 17, thereby renouncing his inheritance.
Giclée(pronounced "zhee-clay") is a name for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The word "giclée" is derived from the French language word "le gicleur" meaning "nozzle", or more specifically "gicler" meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray". The name has come to mean any high quality ink-jet print and is often used in art galleries to denote such prints.
The word “giclée,” as a fine art term, is associated with prints using fade-resistant "archival" inks and the inkjet printers. These printers use a color process that have multiple cartridges for variations of each color based on the CcMmYK color model (e.g. light cyan and light magenta inks in addition to regular cyan and magenta); this increases the resolution and color gamut and allows smoother gradient transitions.
Artists tend to use these types of inkjet printing processes to make reproductions of their original artwork. Professionally produced inkjet prints are much more expensive on a “per print” basis than the traditional four color offset lithography process originally used to make such reproductions.
Our wood plaques are produced exclusively for us by a local manufacturer here in Colorado.
Utilizing our fine art giclée prints, our plaque manufacturer masterfully completes our wood plaques each week. When the plaques arrive, we quality assure each one, attach the appropriate artist narrative to the back and carefully package for shipment.
SCHEDULE: The Reason Your Wood Plaque Order May Take 5 to 10 Business Days.
When wood plaque orders are received, we make the giclée prints for the wood plaques, usually within minutes of the order. These prints are collected each week in preparation for delivery to our plaque manufacturer.
Every Thursday morning (9AM MST) we deliver the new prints for the new plaques to our manufacturer. At the same time, we pick up the finished plaques from the previous Thursday delivery of prints.
We ship the wood plaques every Thursday night.
TIMING: When You Receive Your Wood Plaque Examples.
If you place your wood plaque order on a Wednesday night or Thursday morning before 9:00AM MST, your turn-around time will be the shortest because your order arrived right before we deliver the weekly prints. Your order will be ready to ship the following Thursday, 5 Business Days later.
If you place your order on a Thursday after 9:00AM MST, your turn-around time will be the longest because your order arrived right after we delivered the weekly prints. The prints for your wood plaques will not be delivered to our plaque manufacturer until the following Thursday. Your order will be ready to ship the second Thursday from your order, 10 Business Days later.
Knowing that we deliver the prints and pick up finished wood plaques from our manufacturer every Thursday afternoon allows you to determine when your wood plaque order will be shipped.
Faster shipping options DO NOT impact the manufacturing times. Faster shipping options only affect the shipping times AFTER the wood plaques are ready to be shipped.
Our holy cards are custom printed per order by our local printing partners here in Colorado. These beautiful holy cards are available in four sizes, 2¾” x 4” and 3½” x 5”. Your choice for the back of the holy cards: Artist's Narrative, Title Only, Blank or Custom Text. There is no additional cost for custom text.
Holy Cards: 5 business days to manufacture from time of order. Available in 4 sizes. Prices start at $0.75
Custom Note Cards
Standard 4½” x 5½” note card displays artwork on front. Your custom text is available on inside of cards. Includes envelope.
Note Cards - Custom Text: 5 business days to manufacture from time of order.