Giclee printing is a type of high quality, inkjet printing, designed to give an extra long print life and high-quality results. Giclee is the French word for spray, the process involves squirting or spraying micro- scopic dots of pigment-based ink onto archival art paper or canvas. Giclee printing is often used by artists looking to reproduce their work as the digital information can be fine-tuned to the type of paper or Canvas using paper profiles for which the image is to be printed, further ensuring loyalty to the original and true colour matching.
Reproducing prints in this way is perfect for artists who find it difficult to mass-produce their work, but need to reproduce their work on demand. Once a master print is produced the digital master file can be archived and identical edition prints can then be printed at any point.
Originally the word Giclee was used to describe digital reproductions of conventional artworks, today, it is generally accepted that it can also be a work created entirely in a digital medium. There are however certain criteria that must be met to make it a true Giclee print. These include resolution, paper quality, printer type and Ink used.
Resolution is important to ensure high-quality images. Any image that is to be printed as a Giclee needs to be created at a resolution of no less than 300 dots per inch. The paper or substrate used to actually print the final piece must also be of archival quality paper or Canvas greater than 280gsm.
The last element in a true Giclee print is the type of ink and printer used. The biggest contrast between a standard inkjet print and a Giclee print is that Giclee’s are printed using pigment-based inks rather than the dye-based inks.
Artists in and around Shropshire looking for Giclee printing services can rely on Ironbridge Fine Arts & Framing. We offer high-resolution fine art giclee printing and scanning and pride themselves on producing quality.
With the capabilities to print up to 60” prints in-house onto a wide range of Fine Art Papers and Canvas, we have a great offering. Our quick turn around means we can print single images on demand. No minimum order is set so whether you require a bulk batch or a one-off print we can supply this for you. Say goodbye to your piles of prints and hello to affordable reproductions to the highest standard!