Giclee Printers Create Inexpensive
Fine art giclee processing refers to the sophisticated inkjet printing method that utilizes advanced large format
printers in combination with archival inks, archival watercolor papers and canvas.
The printing method is utilized for reproducing exact replicas of artwork, photographs, or posters that have subtle
gradations and unique color combinations.
Fine art giclee printing works well on almost all types of printing substrates such as canvas, watercolor, and even
satin paper. The prints generated by these printers are characterized by beauty and brilliance that is quite difficult
to achieve even with advanced commercial printers. These printers commonly referred to as giclee printers are best
for artists and photographers who want to market their paintings or photographs to a wide audience.
Professional firms that provide inexpensive art reproduction services use giclee printers to produce quality reproductions
of original artworks or photographs as demanded by customers. An artwork that is sent to an art reproduction firm
is first analyzed for determining its exact color, resolution, and gradation. Based on the analysis, customized print
formats are then loaded on the printer for producing exact replicas. The prints can also be modified by way of color
correction, burning, dodging, and general retouching if the client has specially requested to do so.
It is not necessary to use the services of professional firms as giclee printers have user-friendly systems, making
it easier for artists and photographers to produce copies on their own. However, users will have to follow some standard
procedures that are necessary for producing high quality prints. For example, users will have to select the right
substrate material such as canvas for replicating an old oil painting and fine art paper for replicating watercolor
These printers are compatible with color-correction packages that are designed for amateur users and are utilized
for effecting changes in the replicated print copies. By using color-correction packages, users can perform various
tasks such as color matching and image resolution that help in enhancing the clarity of the final product. While
scanning an original artwork or photograph, users need to select the CMYK color mode as most of these printers have
CMYK based printing system. In case the images are being loaded from a digital camera, users need to convert it into
CMYK format because digital cameras follow RGB color format. For ensuring the crispness of replicated prints, users
need to covert all the scans, digital photos, or Photoshop paintings into CMYK format having a resolution of at least
300 dpi at final size.
These printers are considered an inexpensive means of replicating original works or art because the cost per print
is relatively low as compared to other available printing systems. The low costs make them most suitable for artists
who want to sell a limited edition of their work to potential customers. Individuals can also opt for these printers
to produce prints of their favorite photographs, which can be then shared between family and friends.
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