A Giclee Print is the Highest Quality Art Print Available Today
About giclee (giclée) prints:
Imagekind defines a giclee (zhee-klay) as a form of fine art printing which is superior to any previous form of inkjet printing. Giclee is a French word that means a spray of liquid, which possibly derived from the word “gicleur” meaning “nozzle” or “to squirt.”
When discussing the word 'giclee', Wikipedia.org states "It was coined in 1991 by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working in the field, to represent any inkjet-based digital print used as fine art. The intent of that name was to distinguish commonly known industrial "Iris proofs" from the type of fine art prints artists were producing on those same types of printers. The name was originally applied to fine art prints created on Iris printers in a process invented in the early 1990s but has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print and is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such prints."
All of the member artwork at Imagekind is printed from high-resolution digital copies on several different museum quality media options. This method of art reproduction is perfect for those seeking a quick turnaround on their art prints but not sacrificing the level of detail and quality.
Unlike the traditional printing method of lithography, which only uses four colors – cyan, magenta, yellow and black, giclee prints typically consist of six colors – light cyan, cyan, light magenta, magenta, yellow and black, offering the best giclee art prints for sale . Imagekind also uses the additional two colors of light black and light light black. This printing method results in an extensive color gamut of millions of colors allowing the print an exact true color representation. To make a giclee, Imagekind uses pigmented inks instead of dye inks, which result in a far longer lasting fine art print; this is an important distinction.
The lithography style of printing consists of the use of tiny dots of the four colors that confuse the eye into seeing colors not actually on the print, whereas giclee actually sprays and mixes the ink on the page creating the actual color desired, creating true giclee fine art prints.
Beware: not all fine art prints sold as giclees (giclées) are quality art prints! They may look great when you purchase them, but if made from dyes rather than pigmented inks, their colors will fade much more rapidly. Beware of art prints made on the average home printer; purchase your giclee prints from a qualified and knowledgeable professional art printer. The printer I refer you to has an excellent reputation for archival quality giclee prints.
In addition to the precise level of color representation available from Imagekind through the giclee printing system, there are extensive media options available to print on. Imagekind offers eight different paper types and two different canvas types that are widely used in the visual art world for prints and paintings, look tremendous, and will last for years.
Whether you choose the giclee prints on canvas or paper the quality remains outstanding and you are sure to find an affordable giclee.
Many of the artists on Imagekind have already chosen papers or canvas, along with matting and framing options for you, and you may choose to purchase the art as the artist framed the artwork, or alter the choices to fit your specific needs.
Imagekind states "All of our giclee prints on canvas are created using long-lasting archival inks that have received permanence ratings that well exceed 100 years. In addition, our canvas prints are treated with a UV and water resistant coating that protects against fading and dust, ensuring your fine art canvas print will keep its original brilliance for generations."
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