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Heritage Printing, Giclée prints
The highest quality giclee printing on the finest archival papers. Archival pigment prints are perfect for photographic, illustration, or painting reproductions that require maximum detail and longevity.
A Giclée print is a high-quality archival inkjet print. We use the latest best-in-class Epson Sure Colour P9500 printers, capable of producing print resolutions up to 1440 by 2880 DPI.
Choose from two beautiful fine art papers.
Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm
Тhе hеаvу-wеіght еtсhіng bоаrd Gеrmаn Еtсhіng hаѕ а mаtt, vеlvеtу ѕurfасе аnd thе аttrасtіvе wаrm whіtеѕhаdе оf а trаdіtіоnаl аrtіѕt'ѕ bоаrd. Тhіѕ gеnuіnе mоuld-mаdе рареr іѕ іdеаl fоr ѕорhіѕtісаtеd оrіgіnаlрrіntѕ. Тhіѕ аrсhіvе grаdе рареr іѕ оnе оf thе mоѕt рорulаr mеdіа wоrldwіdе fоr аrt rерrоduсtіоnѕ.
Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle Rag 310 gsm - Matte
This genuine 100% rag, watercolour paper possesses the unique structure, surface
texture and warm white tone that demanding artists expect from a traditional Fine Art
paper. This paper complies with the highest archival standards and is extremely age
Carefully packaged in tubes, we can send single prints or large batches of giclee prints to destinations worldwide.
A brief history of giclée printing /archival pigment prints
Giclee prints are often known in exhibitions as archival pigment prints, this term is increasingly becoming the standard term used in the art world.
The word Giclée ("gee-clay"), is based on the French verb gicler which means "to squirt or spray” and was originally coined by printmaker Jack Duganne in 1991. Giclée printing is a fine art digital printing method using specialist archival pigment inks and acid-free papers; creating gallery-quality inkjet prints with excellent depth of colour, longevity and stability.
The print process involves squirting microscopic dots of pigment ink onto high-quality fine art or photographic papers using sophisticated high-end inkjet printers with exceptional accuracy, wide tonal range and colour gamut.
Studies have shown that Giclee Prints colour vividness can last in excess of 200 years with tests by independent bodies such as Wilhelm Research and printer manufacturers such as Epson. This gives assurance to collectors and art buyers of this type of printing method.
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