||Archival Inkjet Prints |
We specialize in Archival inkjet prints. These prints have various names which can be confusing to consumers. A commonly accepted term is Pigment Prints which is found in exhibition catalogues including Robert Rauschenbergs Runts Show at Pace Wildenstein gallery. The term Giclee has not caught onto the gallery market which prefers Archival Pigment Prints or Archival inkjet print, but none the less all of these terms refer to Giclee printing. In a show that we recently printed for Bjarne Melgaard for a show at Greene Naftali Gallery, they termed the prints Archival inkjet prints
What are Giclee Prints
The earliest prints to be called "Giclée" ( pronounced "zhee-clay") were created in the early 1990. The Giclee process produces fine art prints or archival prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The Giclee printing process was originally developed to with Iris printers that were ment for prepress use. Now it is more common to print with Epson, Canon, and other professional printers that use archival inks that are superior to those that Iris printers use. Giclée style printing allows the artist to control every aspect of the image, color, the substrate (media) printed on.
Supreme Digital prints on Epson large format printers that use ultrachrome K3 inks. These inks are superior to other inkjet inks. The are archival 90+ years, depending on what substrate the digital lithography is printed on.
These digital lithographs can be printed on a wide variety of papers. We only us the highest quality archival papers for final output. Premium Luster is a stock paper that we feel is very close to Kodak Endura papers. It is an archival paper and has a outstanding photographic reproduction potential. We also stock Glossy Photopapers that have a "magazine finish" and Innova Semimatte for a matte finish, as well as Hahnemuhle papers that are similiar to Arches conventional etching paper.
We are always interested in work on print jobs that require research into unconventional substrates. Our printers have a 1.5mm platen gap and if it is possible to run a substrate through that we are open to experimentation. We have printed on unconventinal media ranging from canvas, to copper sheeting.
Click here to visit Wikipedia and read more about the history of Giclee
How are contemporary artists using Giclee Printing
New Digital Printing News!
We have launched the Digital Review to aggregate developments in Fine Art Printing. The review is focused on fine artists employing Digital printing in their work.