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    (Giclée Print) (pronounced "zhee-clay) A reproduction process that is digitally printed by spraying ink directly onto the paper or canvas. This method offers the highest degree of accuracy and can match the original colors with millions of possible hues. Produced by a large format ink jet printer on art-quality paper or canvas. A Giclée print is a high quality inkjet print that allows for a greater complexity of colour and tone. The term is often applied to inkjet reproductions of artworks that were originally produced in another medium. It is a method of inkjet printing including processes that use fade-resistant, archival inks (pigment-based inks), and archival substrates primarily produced on HP , Epson,and other large-format printers. These printers use the CMYK color process but may have multiple cartridges for variations of each color based on the CcMmYK color model (such as light magenta and light cyan inks in addition to regular magenta and cyan); this increases the apparent resolution and color gamut and allows smoother gradient transitions. A wide variety of substrates is available, including finishes such as satin photo paper, archival paper,and  cotton canvas,

    Artists generally use inkjet printing to make reproductions of their original artwork, photographs, or computer-generated art. Professionally-produced inkjet prints are much more expensive on a per-print basis than the four-color offset lithography process traditionally used for such reproductions. Giclee prints are printed using special light-fast inks, which, if kept out of the sun, will remain true for up to 25 years.

    In giclee printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting.

    Mostly when people first begin to collect art for their walls they cannot afford originals, and art prints become their only option. In that way they can look at really great works of art for a minimum amount of money. It’s a bit like writing a song, you don’t sell the song, you sell records.

    Numerous examples of giclee prints can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries. Recent auctions of giclee prints have fetched $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang Tillmans (April 23/24 2004, Photographs, New York, Phillips de Pury & Company.) 

    At Artezee.com we use only the best and original pigment inks. The term "pigment print" is used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigments. Pigment printing processes have been utilized since the middle of the 19th century. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing, including traditional silver-halide or metal-based. 

    Digital inkjet printing has seen a surge in the use of the pigment ink as ink sets have been refined to be compatible with the latest in high-resolution inkjet technology.

    Where archival dye-based ink sets exhibit excellent color gamut, pigment inks excel in permanence. A dye is molecularly soluble in its vehicle, but 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.


     

 

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