A Brief History ….
Giclée printing is produced to exacting standards on archival media substrates. The process was pioneered in the early 1990’s by rock legend Graham Nash and his business associate Mac Holbert. Their team formulated pigment inks to replace the existing dye based technology of the Iris 3047 printer and in doing so, ushered in a new era of fine art print making.
The term, “Giclée” (gee-clay) was coined to distinguish the process from the non-archival inkjet and photographic prints available at that time. The word “Giclée”, was derived from two French words, “le gicleur” meaning “nozzle” and “gicler” meaning to spray or squirt a liquid, describing the function of the print head.
Studio Giclée Prints
Our “Studio” line of giclée printing is produced exclusively using high tech pigment based archival inks, on giclée certified printers using carefully selected archival media from premium manufacturers. State of the art equipment coupled with our extensive experience allow us to produce these one-at-a-time creations at affordable prices, while maintaining our high standards of quality.
Prices listed do not include the cost of file setup, manipulation, retouching, photography or scans of original art, which are all available at additional charge. File setup, image manipulation and retouching is billed at $20 per quarter hour. We strongly encourage artist participation in this process. When figuring cost, round up to the next larger print size to include borders.
Special order media is available at additional cost.
Prices listed are for single copies. Duplicate prints are available with the following discounts: 2-10 additional, less 25%; 11-24 additional, less 30%; 25-49 additional, less 35% and 50 or more prints, less 40%.
Premium Archival Matte is a heavy weight 230gsm bright white paper that’s ideal for matte prints. It yields highly saturated images, while maintaining excellent highlight and shadow detail. The flat matte surface produces brilliant prints with no glare or reflection in direct lighting situations. Excellent archival life and rich blacks make this paper an great economical choice for fine art and B&W photography.
Sunset Cotton Etching Rag is a 285gsm paper with a smooth surface. It is a bright white paper made of 25% Cotton liners and 75% Alpha Cellulose. This economical hybrid paper meets the Fine Art Trade Guild Standards for Limited Edition Gicleé printing.
Hahnemuhle German Etching Rag is a 310gsm acid free mould-made water color paper with a smooth, lightly textured surface. It’s ideal for images that are highly detailed and require photographic quality. Also, as the name suggests, it has a surface similar to an etching paper, which provides for excellent reproduction of traditional prints.
Hahnemuhle Museum Rag is a smooth, mould-made 350gsm 100% Cotton Rag paper with a bright white surface making it ideal for fine art use, and is especially well suited for reproducing charcoal drawings and pastel work. It is also ideal for printing black and white photographic images because of it’s outstanding wide dynamic range.
Artist Matte Canvas is a poly/cotton blend with a bright-white textured finish that can be used in a variety of fine art, photographic and commercial graphics applications including gallery and museum wraps, fine art photography reproductions. We recommend finishing this canvas with acrylic coating to seal and protect the Giclée.