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What is the expected life of a Palette Arts giclee reproduction/print? The most important fact to remember is that all color fades. As far as Giclee prints are concerned, some original watercolors & most lithographs will fade much faster than a well-made Giclee. Unlike lithographs and serigraphs, Giclees have undergone extensive, third-party fade-testing. While the predicted display life depends on many variables, under typical home or office lighting , and depending on the papers or canvas used, giclees made with wide-gamut pigmented inks are estimated to last in some cases over 130 years without noticeable fade. Acrylic coatings that are applied by Palette Arts when requested are also rated at 100+ years. All of our testing information comes from independent testing labs and the manufacturers of the materials we use. Palette Arts shall not be responsible for any damage to our Reproduction/prints from use of unapproved varnish or other coating mediums, improper handling or from exposure to extreme environmental conditions.