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The Definition :
Giclée (zhee-klay) - The French word "Giclée"
is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt". In giclée 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.
"Giclée print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans created with state of the Art Editing Software and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art water color papers, photo-base paper and many other substrates that are offered in the Industry.
The giclée printing process provides better colour accuracy than other means of
The Process :
Giclée prints are created typically using professional 8-Colour
to 12-Colour ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these
printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan,
& Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclée prints are sometimes mistakenly
referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Colour ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics. Here at Geneva Galleries Inc. we rely on the the best of them all " Epson Stylus " Pro 9900
44" inch Large Format Printer.
The Advantages :
Giclée prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed,
or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives
and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of giclée
printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
The Quality :
The quality of the giclée print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and homes of avid art collectors.
Geneva Galleries Inc. promises you
the highest quality and the utmost attention to detail.
W James Taylor DGA
All scanning of negatives, transparencies and/or digital capture
of original art is done by our off-site photographers, if contracted through Geneva Galleries Inc.
File Preparation :
All printing requires file preparation from digital files, which involves exacting color and tone corrections using state of the Art Image Editing Software. All files are proofed and electronically archived by our staff.
File Preparation from digital file for each Image - $ 75.00 (one time fee)
Turn Around Time :
Most jobs take 5-10 business days to complete. A work timetable will be designed specifically to meet customer needs.
Media Printing Cost :
Pricing below is based on a minimum of (5) five prints per run.
Using Stock Base printing media/Premium
Bright White 210g Paper or Bright white Canvas
5 x 7 $10.00 per print total $50.00
8 x 10 $15.00 per print total $75.00
11 x 14 $20.00 per print total $100.00
16 x 20 $35.00 per print total $175.00
20 x 30 $38.00 per print total $190.00
22 x 32 $40.00 per print total $200.00
Please call for larger print sizes up to 44 inches
Cost for printing one image is half the cost of five prints
Epson Media below is offered at addirional cost
EPSON PROFFESSIONAL FINE ART MEDIA SELECTIONS
Hot Press Bright
Hot Press Natural
Cold Press Bright
Cold Press Natural
Photographic Media :
Commercial Media :
Disply Trans Backlight
Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic
Kodax Water Resistant Removable Vinyl
Kodax Water Resistant Premium Banner
Layout Instructions :
A minimum 1 inch border is required to
Stretcher Bars for Canvas prints is offered at an Additional cost
Thank you for your order
W James Taylor