possibilities for artists and photographers...
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.
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:
- Setup is much cheaper
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.”
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
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..
uses water-soluable pigments rather than the dye-based inks
used in traditional photographic printing and other forms of
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.
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.