giclée info

Limitless possibilities for artists and photographers...

This state-of-the-art, digitally-driven “spray-style” printing process offers revolutionary benefits and possibilities for producing and marketing your work. A well done fine art pigment print has no perceptible dot pattern, an endless array of richly saturated color and every nuance of the original work of art.

Giclée prints on archival canvas and art papers are displayed in growing numbers of galleries and museums world-wide. Many museums in the United States and abroad have either mounted exhibitions of Giclee prints or purchased prints for their permanent collections. These include: the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Museum of Fine Art (Boston), The Philadelphia Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Art, The British Museum, The Washington Post Collection, The Corcoran Gallery, and the San Francisco Museum of Art.

The short list of benefits:

Low Cost - Setup is much cheaper for Giclée than producing offset for litho printing (no plates need to be generated). And while traditional printing methods demand upfront investment for large runs printed all at one time, digital prints can be run “on demand.”

Greater Revenue Opportunity - For the first time, artists can easily earn additional revenue by printing limited or open editions of original paintings that look as good – or sometimes even better – than the original.

Color Quality - Giclée printing offers a much wider color gamut than traditional presses, allowing for higher quality reproduction of the unusual pigments and glazes artists often like to use. While the latest giclee printers use 6 or more colors, traditional printing is limited to 4 colors. No screen or other mechanical devises are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting..

Longevity - Giclée uses water-soluable pigments rather than the dye-based inks used in traditional photographic printing and other forms of ink-jet. Giclée pigments match original pigment-based media and remain true for over 75 years. A protective UV coating is also applied. This is a signficant advantage over printing with dye-based inks which are highly susceptible to ozone and fading.

Flexibility - This new inkjet technology prints better with a wider range of substrates than traditional press methods. Also different sizes can be printed on demand to accommodate the market.

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