Studio utilizes Giclée printmaking
term Giclée is widely used today to describe a printmaking
process. Giclée is a general description and artists should
be educated that there are many different types of Giclée
printing. We believe the Giclée process offers artists
several significant benefits.
size. Giclée is a
very sophisticated printmaking process that produces near continuous-tone
printing. The secret is the 3 pico liter size of the droplets.
No other printing process produces such a small droplet. This
enables the Giclée process to produce superior detail
and subtle shades. The small droplet size is the reason
Giclée can produce great detail with 4 colors (cyan,
magenta, yellow and black). Other types of Giclée printing
produce a significantly larger dot size and need additional
colors (6 or more. Ex. Light cyan, Light magenta, cyan, magenta,
yellow and black) to try to produce subtle shades.
Gamut. Giclée printmaking
produces the widest color gamut available today. Color quality
is vital to reproducing a print as close as possible to the
original. Artpix Studio utilizes the Pinnacle Gold ink set.
Pinnacle Gold provides a wide color gamut and outstanding lightfastness.
Giclée is a 4 color (cyan, magenta, yellow, black)
printmaking process that produces a wider color gamut than other
Giclée processes that utilizes 6 or more colors. Other
types of Giclée printing need the additional colors to
try to produce subtle shades. These extra colors do not produce
more color, just fill in more subtle shades.
of Reproduction. A significant
benefit that all Giclée processes provide is the ability
to print small quantities. An artist benefits financially by
being able to order prints literally as they need them. It is
vital that an image printed months apart must look the same.
Repeatability is a big part of Iris Giclée printmaking.
Giclée has advanced features that ensure consistent,
repeatable color from image to image over time.
To Print Well On Uncoated Art Paper. Giclée printmaking produces the highest quality
images possible on uncoated fine art paper. Many artists and
their customers prefer a print on uncoated paper because it
is truer to the original work. Giclée printmaking
is the only Giclée process that provides excellent results
with uncoated paper. The other Giclée processes must
use a coated paper to have any chance of achieving an acceptable
print on paper.
The above features
are why Giclées are so widely respected. No other Giclée
process has more sales or been exhibited in the world’s leading
museums. Prominent art museums such as the Moma, Guggenheim, Smithsonian,
Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of
Art in New York have hosted exhibitions featuring Giclées.
Giclées have been displayed in galleries around the
world. Renowned iris Giclée artists include Andrew and Jamie
Wyeth, David Hockney & Robert Rauschenberg.