Pigment Printing For The Fine Artist
Giclee Prints by the Nations Leader in Fine Art Printing.
For over three decades, Reed has printed fine-art Giclee Print Pigment reproductions for many of the nations premier photographers, artists and galleries. Our fine art prints have even hung in the Smithsonian.
The most critical element of the printing stage is the Artist’s Proof.
We feel that a real fine art print should have the input of the artist during this important step. Your artist proofs are imaged on the same materials as you editions. No guessing, no on-screen estimates – these are the genuine article. While almost every other printer has abandoned artist’s proofs so save them money, we understand that meeting the fine artist’s vision is the single most important thing we can do to support their success. So important is the proofing step, we’ve made the proofing price low to keep it affordable.
Pigment printing offers an artistic look and feel all its own.
As artists working for artists, we understand, and honor your artistic calling; we want to support your growth in the market and see your successes expand. Pigment Printing using our TrueArt™ process delivers an exceptional Pigment print that meets your expectations and enhances the viewer’s experience. As Master Print Makers and early adopters of Giclee Pigment printing technology, we have a breadth of experience and are confident we will maximize the visual experience in your Pigment prints. For extended print longevity, we use Canon Lucia Pigmented Inks that, according to Wilhelm Imaging Research reports, consistently outlast Epson Ultrachrome!
Our unique process of working with you begins with a Creative Consultation.
This first, and critical step ensures we understand fully what you expect from us, from your budget and from your final Giclee print. Your Creative Center Consultant is then able to assist you with any remaining details and move your images into the print production stream. With the goal of increasing your success, we may discuss ideas for new and exciting solutions that you may not be aware of; ideas that may expand your market and inspire new creative thought. Your Creative Center Consultants are available to answer questions any time during the production process too. If you ever have a need to meet with any of your TrueArt™ production team, they are available via phone, email or face-to-face.
Stop the Embarrassment.Let's end the embarrassment from hanging low-quality consumer level printing with your name on it. Or when your buyer picks up their newly purchased work of art, only to find out it was printed on cheapo foam core and cardboard instead of real artist canvas with real stretcher bars. How about the disappointment of sending your file off for print, only to have it come back to you with bad color? It's your reputation and your career at stake, and it's not worth risking it over a small price difference.
Providing your buyer with a higher caliber of print adds important value that allows the artist to increase their prices, becoming more profitable, and more than offsetting the small difference in production costs. A high quality reproduction brings with it certain feature benefits to the artist and the buyer that a cheap print cannot. Real stretcher bars and canvas instead of cardboard and foam-core. Meticulous printing by a qualified master printer - not in a warehouse full of online printers run by minimum wage staffers with only weeks or months of experience. When it comes to longevity, a genuine fine-art pigment print is your best option - period.
"Price is only a consideration in the absence of value"
We know you will be viewing your Fine-art Pigment Print proofs with a critical eye, and we are ready to listen.
Our goal is the same as yours – to take pride in the final product. Every member of our team believes that perfection is a worthy pursuit. If you are new to the process, we are ready to gently guide and if requested: coach.
As a solution provider, we are prepared to complete all aspects of your fine art editions including print on demand and fulfillment to your customers or galleries. Even our shipping-crates are a work of art, each one designed around your ready to hang artwork. For single items, our custom-built boxes hold your mounted pieces gently and securely, and ship via FedEx.
When you are ready to get started with your Pigment Prints, contact a Creative Consultant at 1-800-999-8084, or drop by our TrueArt™ Creative Center™ at 888 Federal Blvd. Denver, Colorado.
Products and Services for the Artist
- Gallery Mount System
- Canvas Gallery Wraps
- Photos On Canvas
- Giclée Pigment Prints on Water Color Rag and Baryta Papers
- LightJet Photographic Prints
- Drum Scans
- Artist’s Center Blog
Move Up to the Hottest Pigment Printing Available For The Artist
Two of the biggest buzzwords in the art-market today are “Giclée Printing“, and “Pigment Printing”. If you are looking for Canvas Gallery Wraps or Deckled Water Color Rag Paper, or the amazing Hahnemühle Baryta fine art photo paper, we are your professional Pigment Printing source. With an ultra-high apparent resolution of 1800 dpi, and the ability to print on many fine art substrates, the Giclée Pigment processes deservedly command a great deal of gallery and professional print buyer attention. Ideal for fine art limited editions, the Pigment fine art print has become the preferred method for fine art reproduction world-wide. Gone are the days when full artist editions had to be run at one time. With our high-end fine art pigment prints, your editions can be run in smaller batches, as little as one print at a time. Why spend your money printing hundreds or thousands of fine art prints on speculation?
Many clients feel that our TrueArt™ process, combined with our years of ground-breaking technical experience in the digital realm, provide for fine art prints that outperform the competition for color fidelity and detail. The twelve color printing process of the Canon Pigment printer provides a larger color gamut than the four and six color versions on the market today, and our technicians measure their professional reproduction experience in decades, not just years.
The mystery behind “Pigment Giclée “
You probably already know that the word “Giclée“ is French, with a loose English translation of “to spray”. But there is no magic behind a fine art Giclée print itself. A Giclée printer is not a photo print per-se, but rather an expensive high-end ink-jet pigment based printer with higher resolution heads and the ability to work with archival fine art pigments and substrates such as, Hahnemühle watercolor rag papers, Artist canvas, Hahnemühle Baryta, and other art and graphics printing papers. By using “archival” pigmented inks, this printing medium preserves your fine-art editions and portrait photo print buyer’s investment; making your artwork a more attractive purchase. And just how archival is a Pigment artist print? Accelerated testing place them between 100 and 200 years under archival storage – less when hanging on a wall. Before we decide on the paper and canvas stocks we offer for your editions, manufacturer specifications on longevity are examined then we test the printing papers to make sure the final print quality meets our stringent professional guidelines. We take the risk out of printing, your satisfaction is completely guaranteed, and we have an A+ rating with the BBB.
Black & White Pigment Prints Offer Stunning Tonal Range and Detail
Black & White digital files printed on our pigment printers result in stunning B&W prints in the same large print sizes and pricing as we offer in Color Pigment Prints. You will be amazed at the beauty of the expanded tonal range and clarity of detail in these exhibition quality fine art prints. The standard features include a continuous-tone-like look, image permanence, tonal control and exquisite appearance while offering the unique advantage of greater dynamic range and color gamut over conventional wet process printing.
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