What Is A Giclee Fine Art Print?

These high resolution digital images are printed with archival quality inks onto various media including canvas, archival cotton, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.AdvantagesGiclee prints make it possible to produce reproductions of rare art in small quantity on-demand at a reasonable cost. 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 Quality : Giclee prints rival the traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes in quality. This type of reproduction printing is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.If you have spent any time researching giclee printing you have seen terms like dye inks and pigment inks. A true giclee print will is printed with pigment inks. These pigment inks are archival approved for long lasting preservation of the image quality.Pigment printing processes have been in used since the mid 1950′s. Pigment inks are key to the stability and they are superior to that of any other method of printing, including traditional silver-halide or metal-based.In recent times we have seen a surge in Digital inkjet printing and the use of the pigment ink as ink technology has been refined enough produce high-resolution inkjet technology.While it is true that dye-based ink sets exhibit a slightly larger color gamut, pigment inks excel in permanence. On the molecular level, pigment inks are far more stable and water resistant then dye based inks. It is for this reason they are used for the longevity of the premium reproductions of the old masters.

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