Giclee Printing | FAQ's
- Postage Costs? All prices stated in the Artists Gallery on Threenine include postage and packaging within the UK! For all international shipping rates please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before purchasing any work and we will respond with a price.
- All Limited Edition Prints are printed on Somerset Enhanced Textured Art Paper and are sent 1st Class Recorded Delivery in postal tubes. All prints come unframed unless otherwise stated. Postage FREE within the UK!
- Original Art Work An original piece of artwork produced by the artist. The mediums used will be stated. Postage FREE within the UK!
- Box Framed Canvas means an original or printed piece of artwork has been stretched over a wooden box frame and will be ready to hang.
- UK Giclee Printing on high quality canvas, textured art and photographic papers. No job too small or big email@example.com for pricing and samples. High quality canvas printing
What is giclee printing
Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt".
The Term : The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
The Advantages : Giclee prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
The Process : Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
The Quality : The quality of giclee printing rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.
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