What is a Giclee (Fine Art) Print?

What is a Giclee (Fine Art) Print?

Giclee is a French term meaning “to spray”, referring to how an inkjet printer works and how the print is produced. But what makes a true Giclee print is its high quality archival properties that come from the resolution of the scan and image file, coupled with paper, ink, and printer quality.

HIGH RESOLUTION

Kai Morgin's reproduction prints of original artwork are all produced at the maximum required resolution of 300 DPI (dots per inch) to meet Giclee requirements. To compare, the images you see on screen or take from a digital camera are typically 72 DPI. The higher the dots per inch, the greater the detail - a factor that is vital for a true Giclee print.

 

PRINTER + PAPER + INK

= Giclee!

The most important factor in a GIclee paper is its archival, or museum-grade, properties. 

Our giclee prints are created with Epson Ultra Chrome Pro inks  that are environmentally safe and odour free.

For all prints and framed prints, your artwork is printed on premium, museum-grade 300gsm Ilford Smooth Cotton Rag. The 100% cotton, fourdrinier-made rag paper is ultra-smooth and includes no optical brighteners for a clean, matt surface. High colour consistency and gamut with core image stability completes the package for premium fine art printing.

The artwork is surrounded by a white border as standard that you may select to remove so that your art is printed edge-to edge of the print.

Overall, a giclee print will last for generations and will have the look and feel of an original work of art for your home.

 

 

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