quick guide to the process...
Step one: hi-rez scanning
art needs to be digitally captured or scanned to create a Gicée
can be done by:
1) shooting with a high-resolution scan back on a large-format
camera or 2) Scanning of a film negative or transparency. Quality
of the digital image is all important to the quality and size
of the final output.
If you already
have a digital file you'd like to use, resolution must be high
enough to support the print size you require.
two: digital imaging
Digital files are carefully analyzed for color balance, contrast,
brightness and other factors that may affect quality of the
final print. Delicate color correction is generally needed to
ensure proper translation through the digital printing process.
Also, if original artwork uses unusual glazes or has scratches
or dust specks these can be handled at this time. The digital
imaging stage also provides opportunities for artists to work
with the master printer to create entirely new works from an
original image. Your final digital file is then archived to
ensure the next print will match your original in quality and
printer first helps you choose the best printing media to match
Test strips are then printed and ArtSource
utilizes powerful RIP ( Raster Imaging Processing) software
and proprietary profiles to match the digital files, media and
printer settings to achieve the best color gamut and resolution
for your finished work.
For fine art Giclée
a high-end, large format Giclée
printer with advanced heads is needed to deliver the exceptionally
wide color gamut and high resolution that distinguishes this
process from older ink jet technologies.
next step in the printing process is proofing, providing patches
of target areas or small prints of the entire image on the media
chosen for you to approve. After any needed corrections, the
final print is sized and printed. It must then be thoroughly
dried and receive a quality
This final step provides a fully waterproof surface allowing
artists to further enhance or retouch their own prints if desired.