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What is a Giclee Print?

The name Giclee originally applied to fine art prints created on a modified ink-jet printer in the late 1980s. It has since been used loosely to mean any fine-art print, most of the times archival.

Giclee printing is meant to produce a product at a higher quality and with a longer lifespan than a standard desktop inkjet printer. It is often used by artists, galleries, and print shops to suggest high quality printing but since it is an unregulated word it has no associated warranty of quality. In other words, a giclee is an ink jet print, but not all ink-jet prints are giclees.

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Why do artists sell Giclee prints?

Many artists choose to print and sell giclees of their work for a verity of reasons. Foremost among them are the ability to sell to a wider range of customers

by offering a lower price point for their work. Gone are the days of large print runs. With digital giclee printing artists can essentially print on demand. Once the initial setup fees are paid for (typically after the first Giclee sale) an artists can simply call or e-mail to have another giclee printed.

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What is an Embellished Giclee?

A hand embellished giclee is a giclee print on which an artist has applied their unique touch with their particular art medium or mediums.

An artist paints or draws in areas of choice to add texture or metallic paints making a giclee look even more like an original than it already does.  This can be as simple as painting a little bit in the highlights/shadows and can be as complicated as painting over most of a printed image. Each artist’s embellishing techniques are as distinctive as the art they create.  Artists can use embellishing in different ways to customize or offer one-of-a-kind prints to their clients.

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Our Giclee Printing Process

About Our Printer

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Epson Stylus Pro 9900, Professional Edition 44" Wide Format, 10- Color InkjetPrinter. 

The Epson Stylus Pro 9900 incorporates the latest achievements in photographic inkjet technology. It combines the precision of MicroPiezo TFP print head with the extraordinary performance of Epson UltraChrome HDR inks. In order to ensure consistent printing  Epson has refined the manufacturing process to include colorimetric calibration.

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About Our Inks

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Epson UltraChrome HDR represents our latest generation of pigmentink technology.

Now utilizing ten colors — including an all-new Orange and Green — Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink produces the widest color gamut ever from an Epson Stylus Pro printer. Even more remarkable, combining Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink with our new Epson AccuPhotoTM HDR screening technology dramatically raises the level of print quality and once again sets a new benchmark standard for photographic reproduction.

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About Our Papers

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Canson® Infinity offers Museum Quality Fine Art Inkjet Papers and Canvas.

Canson® Infinity Rag Photographique is a 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. It has been developed to address the need for continued longevity requirements in the Digital Fine Art market.

Canson® Infinity Aquarelle Rag is a 100% rag, watercolour paper possesses the unique structure, surface texture and warm white tone that demanding artists expect from a traditional Fine Art paper. This paper complies with the highest archival standards and is extremely age resistant.

The Canson® Infinity Museum ProCanvas portfolio is Water resistant and specially designed for professionals in search of a Canvas that can produce true Fine Art Reproductions that require precision images with a very high resolution. Available in Matte & Luster.

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