In this section you will read more about Giclée art prints and why I choose to work with a masterprinter to create Limited Edition Giclée art prints of the highest quality.
What is an Art Giclée
The Giclée art print is a revolutionary new and contemporary printing medium that adheres to the highest standards set by artists, museums and art collectors for graphics art. Because of this the Giclée print has taken its place among more traditional graphics and printing methods like etching, screen printing and stone lithography. Various museum exhibit Giclées instead of the original artwork.
Real art Giclées are created with a very high resolution (a minimum of 1140 dpi to 2880 dpi) and are printed using high-quality archival inks on acid free materials. The canvas and paper types used have a coating that ensures that the inks do not degrade or fade. Canvas prints receive a UV blocking varnish or UV top coating. Because of this real art Giclées come with a lifetime guarantee.
Origin of Giclée
The French word 'Giclée' is a feminine noun derived from the verb ‘gicler’ which means misting or jetting.
With this technique high quality inks are sprayed in various layers of colors on special fine art paper, photo paper or canvas. In giclée printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern.
The term "Giclée print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printers that are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints of both fine art and art photographs. The Giclée printing process provides better colour accuracy than other means of reproduction. Archival quality inks ensures that the prints are light-fast and non water soluble. These high quality inks are printed onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper.
Since it's introduction in the nineties in the United States, the quality of the ink, scanners and printers has greatly improved. Artists are able to create limited edition series from their original artworks this way. Before, this was only possible for artists using traditional graphics methods like screen printing, etching or stone lithography.
Certified Art Giclée
The Certified Art Giclée™ quality hallmark is the European standard for original, limited Giclée art editions. With this hallmark, the highest quality and valuable Giclées of museum-grade quality are guaranteed. The Certified Art Giclée™ logo guarantees consumers, artist, galleries and museums the highest quality and lastingness. These Giclées are provided with a Certificate of Authenticity. The Certified Art Giclée™ logo also acts as a guarantee that there will never be more prints created from an artwork than agreed upon with the artist. If the edition size of an edition is 25 than there will never be made more than 25 with Certified Art Giclée.
The lastingness of a Certified Art Giclée™ is between 50 and 300 years and sometimes even longer (depending on quality atmosphere and exposure to UV sunlight).
I choose to solely create the Giclée art works with top materials. The inks, canvases and papers are chosen for their high-quality aspects. Because of this a stable production process is guaranteed. The archival pigment inks, materials and printers are the best of their kind.
The inks are chemical free water-based inks and have no harmful effect on the environment. The canvases and types of paper mostly consist of natural resources, are ph-neutral and free of chemical, aggressive whiteners and glues.
Because of the high quality inks, materials, and printer types used, and of course the artistry and many years of experience of the masterprinter, the colors are extremely vivid, vibrant and rich,
" I was truly amazed with the quality of the prints and the SAME feel, vibrancy, color and LIFE FORCE pulsing in and through them as the original: ~ L.