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WHAT IS A giclée PRINT?
The word giclée (it reads “jee-clay”) derives from the French verb “gicler” which means “to spray”.
The word is a neologism coined about 30 years ago, and is used to describe a fine art digital printing process that combines mineral pigment-based inks with exceptional quality paper, i.e., good principles for high longevity or permanence. All printing – most certainly giclée printing – must be produced in a controlled environment with professional color management workflow.
This type of printing technology (giclée) offers smoothness and richness of color as well as the assurance that the print represents the artist’s original work as closely as possible.
Image permanence is a legitimate concern for artists and collectors. Aging estimates – based on laboratory analysis – point to a fading and color change resistance of over 200 years under ideal conditions (dark storage at 22.7°C and 50% R.H.), and up to 86 years when exposed under glass.
Giclée printing is, in short, a method for art reproduction available to artists whose mass production of their works is simply unfeasible. Giclée printing allows artists to use art reproduction that ensures quality and permanence and also, an art piece very close of the original artwork.
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Hahnemühle, which has been sporting its proud rooster for over 400 years, is one of the benchmark brands for Giclée and Fine Art printing with a strong presence in the European market. Quite naturally, the “paper” created 4 centuries ago is a far cry from the printing substrates used in modern printing. It was the ability to adapt to a new era and the transition to the digital domain – with more success than any other brand – that makes the German brand one of the market leaders in digital fine art across the planet and one that so many we often recommend to our customers.
Are you looking for a different Hahnemühle paper? Please get in touch. We have access to all papers from the Hahnemühle digital fine art line and, depending on our customers’ needs, we can produce series in any paper of the German brand.
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Born Mongolfier – yes, the family of the first airship (which actually gives rise to the stylized hot air balloon that we can still see in the Canson logo) – moved to Mongolfier et Canson in 1801, to become, later, Canson-Mongolfier.
Maker of some of the most famous fine art papers we can find on the market, it offers inkjet printing media with the same quality as traditional paper, but now adapted to modernity and the most demanding processes in terms of fidelity in color reproduction and permanence.
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We have access to all the Canson Infinity line of papers, and depending on your needs, we can produce series in any paper of the French brand.
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