Fine art printing – giclée
In French, word gicler means to spray. A printmaker Jack Duganne made up word giclée in 1991 to describe fine art prints made on Iris printers. Now days word is used to describe any print that meets at least three criterias. First, digital file should have at least 300 ppi resolution. Second, print is made on archival, acid free, optical brighteners free paper. Third, printer uses pigment inks that can last from 100 to 200 years.
We use 12 color wide format printer and very precise color managed workflow. From capturing your original with Cruse scanner, to editing and printing. We can make fine art prints that are same or even better as originals on different papers with custom dimension.
Giclee prints are great for artists who wants to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally captured, reproductions can be made with minimal effort and at reasonable cost. The usually high cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Digital files will not degrade in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Advantage of giclee printing is also that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various type of media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
Maximum print width is 150 cm and length 30 m.