Giclée, from the French meaning to spray and pronounced “gee-clay,” is a printing process from which digital prints are reproduced using ink-jet printing. This sounds underwhelming until you realize advanced high-tech ink-jet technology makes for sharper details and the ink will last longer than traditional prints.
In fact, the ink-jet printers used at high-end, custom printing shops like ArtisanHD, use the latest ink-jet technology that provides smooth and precise images with no dots, blurs, or lines all while having the true hues of the original print.
Why choose giclée prints of fine art or photos for canvas prints?
- Fine detail – Advances in ink-jet technology reproduce images at a fidelity that traditional printing can’t replicate
- Precise color-matching – With a blend of 8 – 12 colors and professional imaging software, colors can be tuned to match the original
- Durable inks – The type of ink ink-jets use last long.
Giclée canvas printing allows photographers to reproduce their photographs onto a completely new medium, other than traditional photo paper. With giclée reprints, we can reproduce digital images to just about any size you want. The results are astounding. Fine art giclée prints on canvas are also very durable, and under the right conditions, last a long time.
In the case of professional artists, the original work can be multiplied in a limited run for sale purposes. This is very cost-effective for artists with limited budgets. The large format printers used to produce giclée prints work extremely fast and are capable of replicating thousands of prints in a short period of time.
Difference Between Cheap And Professional Giclée Prints
- Canvas vs. canvas paper – There’s a huge difference and cheaper giclée will be lower quality
- Ink-jet technology – Giclée is cheaper when you use outdated ink-jet printers with fewer colors and detail
- Size limitations – Large giclée prints on quality canvas require the highest-end machines to accomplish
Be careful from whom you order your giclée on canvas reprints. They promise you a cheap giclée print and then mail you a print made on canvas paper. The canvas paper is made to replicate a canvas look but it is not made from the high-quality poly-cotton canvas we use. The canvas paper is a linen derivative with an embossed finish. When you place an online order, make sure that the company from whom you are ordering has large-format inkjet printers and not souped-up copy machines.
Are Giclée Art Prints Worth It?
We help artists, companies, and individuals from all over the world to create or recreate beautiful images using Giclée art prints. Because of both the quality of the final images on high-grade canvas and the longevity of the final product, we recommend it to anyone looking for something beyond a standard print.
Our giclée printing services are always in high demand because of their indisputable beauty. One of the reasons for this demand is that giclée canvas printing requires special light-fast inks. We use only the best quality inks, inks that highlight all of the shades, nuances, and hues of the color of the original digital photograph or painting. Artisan HD specializes in the Giclée on Canvas method. With our large format inkjet printers, we can transfer your artwork and photography projects into fine art giclée prints.