Ketubah Printing Methods
Most ketubah artists choose this time-tested and widely used method of fine art reproduction for their artwork. Most Lithographs are limited editions where a predetermined number of each design and text are printed and when they are sold out they are no longer available. The lithography process uses acid-free paper chosen by the artist. The text is usually written in hand-calligraphy and reproduced as part of the lithography process, so the print has the charm of a hand-written document.
Giclee (pronounced jee-clay'), a French word meaning sprayed ink is a modern reproduction method increasingly being used by many ketubah artists. It is a finely honed technology in which more than four million droplets of ink per second are sprayed onto paper or canvas capturing the finest nuances of the original artwork. Because of the many layers of ink applied to the surface, Giclee reproductions appear to be 'painted.' Archival, ultra-chrome inks and 100% cotton papers rated to last for 120 years are used. This high tech method of reproduction offers the ketubah artist more production options and more flexibility to modify and personalize their artwork.