What is a Giclee?

The French word Giclee (zhee-klay) means a spray or spurt of liquid.

The term “Giclee print” provides an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality ink onto canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The Giclee printing process provides better color accuracy and longevity than other means of reproduction such at lithography.

Giclee prints offered by Nelson Fine Arts are created by utilizing the highest resolution digital printers available today, the Epson 9800/7800 series using the K3 Ultrachrome inkset. This modern printer is capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both fine art and photographic markets by spraying four million droplets of ink per second, in varying thicknesses called “stochastic screening”. These miniscule, random dots create higher image detail and allow greater ink densities to improve tonal range and contrast.

Fine Art Canvas

Chromata White Matte Canvas – a museum-grade poly cotton blend that delivers the purest roll to roll consistency and industry leading Dmax value by a wide margin. Utilizing “Chromata White” breakthough technology, this fine art canvas is bright white yet completely free of Optical Brightener Additives.

Textured Fine Art Paper

Professional artist require achival print media for their digital fine are and Giclee prints. We use only the highest quality, acid free, 100% cotton rag fine art paper. This egg shell colored cold press paper has the look and touch of Old World handmade paper. Capable of creating 1440 dpi, high-resolution prints this paper yields brilliant colors and deep blacks. This paper is made exclusively by Crane & Co., makers of fine specialty papers since 1801.

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