What is a Giclée print?
To put it simply it’s a fantastic and affordable way for artists and photographers to offer their work as fine art prints. For the artist that’s a godsend, the same painting, drawing or pastel original can be sold time and again as either an open edition or limited edition print.
Rather than selling the original and then having to move on to the next piece many artists are now utilizing the ‘print on demand’ aspects that giclée printing offers. Gone are the days when offset lithography was used to make art prints, when plates had to be made for a print run to happen, a large print run then had to be ordered to make the expense of having the plates made viable.
Authentic giclée prints are made on specialist acid free pH neutral heavyweight fine art papers, at no less than 250gsm in weight, supplied by such companies as Hahnemühle, Epson and PermaJet. Prints are made using pigmented inks, which today offer lightfast colours of over 100 years. The inks are made from finely ground colour particles which are suspended inside liquid. When this combination of substrates (papers and canvases) and inks are used you can offer your print buyers the reassurance that kept under the correct conditions their giclée print purchased from you will last them a lifetime.
With many years experience of image handling gained in the traditional photographic darkrooms behind them, Gary and Bob have transferred their knowledge and skills to the digital arena. photoArt GB prides itself in the level of personal friendly service provided, and we're always happy to talk through your specific requirements with you, tailoring our services to each individual clients needs.