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Blog posts November 2019

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Which Giclée Fine Art Papers Do You Print On?

It's good to stock a wide selection of archival Hahnemühle and Canson or Somerset papers for Giclée Fine Art printing – each paper provides a different tactility, texture and effect to the final print and the papers are available in varying widths. G…

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Colour management is a quality-control process to ensure the fidelity, consistency and predictability of digital colour. You don’t necessarily have to understand it yourself, but your giclée producer definitely should— and should be continually updating and refining the colour profiles for their cam…

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Your digital printmaker should share your passion for getting it right. Companies that offer fine art reproduction as a sideline often have urgent commercial deadlines to meet and may not be prepared to provide you with personalized attention.

Reproducing art with the giclée process is inherently…

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Image capture is by far the most important step in the art reproduction process because it determines how many details, tones and colors will be available in the print file. Some giclée printing companies use specialized “scanning-back” cameras for ultra-high-resolution capture with minimal risk of …

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Late-model, high-resolution printers from Epson, Canon, and HP all use water-based (aqueous) pigment inks that can produce prints that can last for decades when properly protected and displayed under normal indoor lighting conditions. Inkjet printers that use solvent-based inks also produce long-las…

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