Many people may not be familiar with the term Giclée, but it is very important in fine art printing. Giclée is a method of making digital prints of fine art with an inkjet printer. This is important because there is an art and science to printing fine art. Using the wrong printer or the wrong process can ruin a good reproduction. This is why it is important to find experts who know the digital reproduction process and can offer high quality work to their clients.
There are many features to look for when looking for a company that can produce high quality fine arts printing. One of them is the variety of products offered. For example, a client may need stunning cotton cloth paper or gallery wrap. The printer should be able to output one of these without problems. In addition, printers need to work with clients to help them determine the best media for reproduction so that they get the best quality.
It is also important to look at the type of media and the technique the printer uses to produce the reproduction. Giclée may be the overall term for inkjet printing, but there are many different types of media that can be used in fine art printing. These media can include acrylic, aluminum, extruded PVC, fabrics, glass, wood and many other types of media. The substrate may also dictate the technique used, which can include contour cutting or routing, multi-layer printing using white ink and clear lacquer, and printing reverse acrylic bonded to aluminum or white steel.
A good printing service will also help clients choose from a variety of canvases or materials. Canvases can include anything from archival canvas, cotton, and linen to Lyvve Premium archival canvas and watercolors. Regardless of material, a good printer knows that not all artwork will work on any media type, so it’s important to look at all the available materials for your fine art printing needs.
Of course, those working on fine art printing must have an art background. While having experience in printing is essential, a printer must also have a good eye for art and know how to make reproductions look as good as the original. Also, printers need to know how to make reproductions last because Giclée reproductions need to last for at least 80 years.
When looking at a fine art print shop, a client should make sure the printer takes the time to sit down and consult with them about their needs. In other words, printers need to work with clients and come up with ideas that respect the client’s wishes but deliver professionalism and service that results in a stunning final product. The printer may also offer other services that make printing more convenient for the client while not compromising the quality of the reproduction.
Jani Smith, an expert in the fine art printing business. He gained his experience through hands-on printing encounters while finding the best way to replicate his art.