Giclee printing is a somewhat misunderstood term. Technically, it refers to the process of printing using an inkjet printer.
We often use the phrases ‘archival pigment printing’ or ‘fine art printing’ instead of ‘giclee printing’ because we feel they better communicates the quality of the final product that we are able to offer you. This is especially relevant because in regards to giclee printing, it is the materials and equipment that really make the difference – and we use the very best we can lay our hands on.
Our workhorse is an Epson 9900 and we use top of the line Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks, which provide the widest colour gamut possible in inkjet printing. These are the industry standard when it comes to giclee printing. We also use ICC profiles created by Les Walkling that are customised to the papers we print on – a selection of our favourite papers from both the Hahnemühle and Canson brands. Both companies are known for their high end archival fine art papers. These factors (partnered with our knowledge of the many quirks of the 9900!) give us the ability to produce fine art prints with an exceptional colour gamut, so your printed product will have all the tonalities and hues of the original artwork.
It is handy to bear in mind that the quality of the final print is largely dependent on the file we will be working from, so if you have any questions about how to best prepare your work for print don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you are an artist who works on paper or other flat media, we can take the hard work out of file creation for you with our art reproduction service. We are also always, always happy to chat with you about how you can get the best results using the equipment and resources you have available to you.