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What is a Giclee Print?

Giclee printing


Giclee printing is a digital printing method that has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly in the world of fine art. This technique offers many advantages over traditional printing methods, allowing artists and photographers to produce high-quality, museum-grade prints of their work.


In this blog post, we'll explore the basics of Giclee printing, how it works, and its advantages for artists, photographers and art collectors alike. If you're asking, what is a Giclee print... let's answer that question...


What is Giclee Printing?


Giclee printing is a digital printing process that uses high-quality inkjet printers to produce fine art prints. The word "Giclee" is derived from the French verb "to spray" or "to squirt," which refers to the way in which the ink is applied to the paper or canvas.


How Does Giclee Printing Work?


Giclee printing uses specialised high-resolution inkjet printers that can produce a wide range of colours and tonalities. These printers use a series of nozzles to spray microscopic droplets of ink onto the printing surface, creating a highly detailed and precise image.


Unlike traditional printing methods, which use a single ink colour per pass, Giclee printers use multiple ink colours to create a wider range of colours and tonalities. This allows for a more accurate representation of the original artwork, with a greater range of hues and shades.


Advantages of Giclee Printing


Giclee printing offers many advantages over traditional printing methods, particularly for artists, photographers, and art collectors.

  1. High-Quality Reproduction: Giclee printing produces high-quality, museum-grade prints that are virtually indistinguishable from the original artwork.

  2. Colour Accuracy: Giclee printing offers excellent colour accuracy, with a wider range of colors and tonalities than traditional printing methods.

  3. Archival Quality: Giclee prints are made with archival inks and papers, ensuring that they will last for decades without fading or yellowing.

  4. Versatility: Giclee printing can be used on a wide range of printing surfaces, including paper, canvas and even metal.


Information about Sky Spirit Creation’s Giclee Prints


Sky Spirit Creation's Giclee prints are available on either deep-edge stretched canvas or archival quality paper. They are made on a one-off basis by Paul Wright in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Paul is a world-renowned printer and there is no one who produces finer reproductions.

After production, each print is proofed and signed by the artist.



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