What is a Giclee Print?

What is a “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, ( though it can be a print OF a photo) 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 places them between 100 and 200 years under archival storage – less when displayed. Before choosing on the paper and canvas stocks we offer for your editions, manufacturer specifications on longevity are examined then we thoroughly 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.

Giclee Pigment Prints Edition
Giclee editions trimmed and ready to be sleeved.

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.

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?

 

No extra charge for custom sizes