GICLEE PRINTMAKING

We currently print our giclées on two 8 color Epson printers. These 44 inch printers use archival quality pigmented inks which, depending on the canvas or paper printed upon, are rated as fade resistant for up to 200 years in dark storage and 60 to 100 years under museum display conditions. Artists can confidently resell our prints without the fear of their work fading. We provide certificates of authenticity which act a replacement guarantees for any giclée print produced in our studio.

 

We use Lexjet and Breathing Color canvas. Both cotton-poly canvases are optical brightener free, water resistant and use a micro porus technology to lock the inks deep into the fabric of the canvas. Our canvas giclées are given three coats of a special giclée varnish to protect the surface and provide a base for artists who wish to remark their giclées.

 

Giclées on paper are printed using a matte black ink to provide the deepest colors on watercolor papers. Our house paper is Breathing Color Pura Velvet, and we stock some Hahnemuhle and Epson papers.

 

Photo giclées are available on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, and a variety Epson Premium papers (gloss, semimatte, and luster) are stocked in widths up to 44 inches. Call the studio to inquire about available stock.

 

How to Print the Perfect Giclée is a downloadable PDF document that provides a step by step guide through the giclée making process.

 

On left:
Giclees drying by Moses Hamilton, Fanny Bilodeau & Pepe Conley.