Frequently Asked Questions

ART PRINTS

1. What are giclée prints?
2. How are these print designs made? 
3. Can I purchase an original?
4. MAT-ONLY OPTION: What does the mat look like?
5. FRAMED OPTION: What do the frames look like?
6. Can I order a print that isn't in a mat or frame?
7. How are prints shipped?
8. How long will it take to receive my print?
9. Can I commission a print design?

TALLIT (PRAYER SHAWL) DESIGNS

10. When will the designs on this website be available for order?
11. How are these tallitot made?
12. What size are they?
13. Can they be dry-cleaned?
14. How long will it take to receive my tallit?
 
15. How can I customize a tallit design?

GENERAL QUESTIONS

16. Can I purchase a print or tallit for resale in my gift or Judaica shop?
17. How long will it take to receive a T-shirt or onesie?
18. Do you design ketubahs?
19. A note about the name of God on these designs.

 


ART PRINTS
1. What are gicleé prints?  
Gicleés are a kind of high-quality inkjet print using fade-resistant, pigment-based inks that resist weathering and degradation over time. Gicleés can be output on many different surfaces; Goren Judaica prints are on heavy, bright white watercolor paper. Colors are incredibly vivid and will remain that way for years. 
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2. How are these print designs made?

Each design begins as a sketch, either on paper or iPad Pro, that’s refined and tightened over multiple iterations. It's combined with color in the form of digital "paint" in a program called ArtRage, and migrates between ArtRage and Photoshop until it reaches completion. The digital file is then sent to the printer and output as a gicleé (see above).
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3. Can I purchase an original?

These prints are "digital originals," not copies. The digital print IS the original. Each print is signed, dated, and numbered as part of an open edition, meaning that there is no limit to the number of prints that can made from each design. (Also please note that the concept of a "limited-edition digital print" is difficult to authenticate, and you should proceed with caution if encountering artwork so advertised. The plate of a non-digital print can be destroyed, guaranteeing that no further prints can be made and all existing prints are part of a limited edition. It is much harder to authenticate the destruction of a digital file, however.)
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4. MAT-ONLY OPTION: What does the mat look like?
Your print will be shipped in a single, white mat sized for a standard-size frame. 
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5. FRAMED OPTION: What do the frames look like?
For U.S. orders only, Goren Judaica offers 3 frame styles through our terrific partners at SimplyFramed:
White FrameNatural FrameAntique Gold Frame
Frame details: 
• Wooden frame moldings in each finish
• UV-shielding plexiglass, which protects against about 89% of UV rays and 92% of light transmission
• Custom cut acid-free 4-ply white mats with beveled edges
• Archival acid-free foam core backing
• Protective paperback finish
• Wall bumpers 
• Hanging hardware + nails 
• Hanging and care instructions 
• Each frame arrives gift-wrapped in kraft paper
On the page for each print, there's a small image of what that design looks like in each frame style.
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6. Can I order a print that isn't in a mat or frame?
Because these prints should not directly touch the glass of a frame, they are only offered matted or framed.
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7. How are prints shipped?
Prints in mats only are shipped via UPS or USPS. Framed prints will come to you directly from SimplyFramed via their carriers. Shipping charges are added to each order at checkout. 
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8. How long will it take to receive my print?
Prints: MATTED ONLY (no frame): Please allow 2-3 weeks from the time you order to receive the print. FRAMED PRINTS: For U.S. orders only. Please allow 3-4 weeks from the time you order to receive the print. Please contact us if you need rush delivery sooner than 2 weeks for matted prints, or 3 weeks for framed prints. 
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9. Can I commission a print design?
Yes! Please contact Goren Judaica for details and pricing.
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TALLIT (PRAYER SHAWL) DESIGNS
10. When will the designs on this website be available for order?
We're aiming for Spring, 2018.
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11. How are these tallitot made?
Each design begins as a sketch, either on paper or iPad Pro, that’s refined and tightened over multiple iterations. It's combined with color in the form of digital "paint" in a program called ArtRage, and migrates between ArtRage and Photoshop until it reaches completion. The digital file is then sent to a fabric printer and output on medium-weight cotton with reactive dyes. Additional satin fabric is individually sewn on each, and tzitzit (fringes) are tied in the Askhkenazi style. Each tallit comes with a handmade, zippered bag. 
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12. What size are they?
They are 72" long x 24" wide, and meant to be warn shawl-style. They're a comfortable size for men and women alike.
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13. Can they be dry-cleaned?
Yes. Color is permanent and will not fade with dry cleaning. DO NOT clean these in a washing machine or by hand with soap and water.
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14. How long will it take to receive my tallit?
Please allow 3 weeks from the time you place your order to receive your tallit and bag. Each tallit is made "on demand"—fabric is ordered and sewn once the order is received.
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15. How can I customize a tallit design?
Please contact Goren Judaica for more information
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GENERAL QUESTIONS
16. Can I purchase a print or tallit for resale in my gift or Judaica shop?
Yes! Please contact Goren Judaica for more information.
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17. How long will it take to receive a T-shirt or onesie?

T-shirts and onesies will come to you directly from their manufacturers. Please allow 2-3 weeks from the time you order to receive your purchase.
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18. Do you design ketubahs?

Yes! Please see the Ketubahs & Commissions page for more information.
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19. A note about the name of God on these designs.
Some of the texts on these prints and tallitot contain the name of God in Hebrew (abbreviated as hey-yud or yud-yud). If you need to discard a print or tallit, which we sincerely hope will never be the case, please consider taking it to a geniza. A geniza, which you can find by contacting any synagogue, is a depository for documents or ritual objects that contain the name of God where the objects are buried with the respect accorded to those texts.
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