Giclee Art & Canvas Printing

Giclée prints are large format reproductions made from original art or photographs printed on a variety of media, water-color paper, canvas, photographic paper, or other material.This type of art reproduction is becoming the new standard in the art industry, and is widely embraced for its quality by major museums, galleries, artists, publishers, and photographers.  

Giclée prints have captured the imaginations of many artists and photographers because of their exceptional quality, longevity, and the flexibility offered by the ability to print on demand.The result is breathtaking.  A Giclée print is quite simply the closest replication of an original Artwork that is currently possible.

Giclée (jee-clay) is a French word meaning "to spray or to squirt ink" originated in the 17th century. This method of printing was developed in 1989 as a digital method of fine art printing.  Sometimes referred to as an "Iris Print" (after the original machine that produced the print), it is the latest ground-breaking technological advancement of Fine Art Printing with a resolution higher than traditional 4-color offset or lithography printing, and a wider color range than a serigraph.

We utilize archival quality Pigmented Ink rather than regular or archival Dye Ink utilized by some companies.  Common consumer printers utilize the Dye Inks where as commercial/professional rated wide-format printers such as ours utilize the Pigmented Inks..  Where regular or archival Dye-based Ink sets do exhibit excellent color gamut, pigment inks excel in permanence.  A Dye is molecularly soluble in its vehicle, but the Pigment is not.  Pigment particles tend to be large enough to embed into the receiving substrate making them water-resistant.  The particulate nature of Pigment inks ensures their archival superiority. A particle of Pigment is less susceptible to destructive environmental elements than a Dye molecule.