Giclée is a high quality digital printing technique, in which the design stems from a digital file. A high-end inkjet printer is used, using a pigment based ink. Giclée prints are high... Read More
Giclée is a high quality digital printing technique, in which the design stems from a digital file. A high-end inkjet printer is used, using a pigment based ink. Giclée prints are high resolution and of archival quality.
Giclée printing technique
When making giclée prints, the design is pre-made and the end result becomes a print based on an original artwork. To make a giclée, the original has been either photographed or scanned in a very high resolution, to make the print as detailed and precise as possible. A giclée print is based on the quality of four elements: resolution, ink, paper and printer type. To obtain archival quality, the inkjet printer uses pigment-based ink rather than dye-based ink, and a type of paper which is designated archival. Printers that print giclée prints are usually larger and hold up to 12 cartridges, producing a higher range of colors for duplicating the scanned or photographed artwork. These large format printers contain tiny spraying devices which match color and apply them very precisely, to make a result as close to the original as possible.
Artists working with giclée
Limited Works present giclée prints by artists such as Jakob Martin Strid, Anne Werner, Søren Arildsen, Jakob Steen and Hvass & Hannibal.
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