Detailing in the Print
About my Giclee Prints
A giclée (pronounced 'gee-clay') is a digitally reproduced print which represents the original Artwork as closely as possible and created via inkjet printing. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting even giving the look of an original painting on Canvas. There is no strict standard for giclee printing. The Fine Art Trade Guild do however specify a standard for archival Fine Art prints. That standard requires paper to be at least 250gsm in weight with a low acidity level (pH7 to pH10). When such paper is combined with modern pigment inks in top-end inkjet printers the result is a very high quality print that you can be confident will last. Prints produced in this way can be expected to last many years. Accelerated tests indicate that 75+ years can be expected and quite possibly a lot longer. This is the process that my printer offers as he uses Epson printers with UltraChrome K3 pigment inks. Mounts are of archival standards using Arqadia mountboards.