GICLEE PRINTS



This room contains a selection of Giclee Prints reproduced from my original watercolour and acrylic paintings.

WHAT IS GICLEE?

The Giclee printmaking process was originally developed in America in the early 1990s. The machines used to create each print do not use copper or aluminium plates like the traditional lithographic printing process; instead the image is sprayed onto the paper at the rate of one million droplets of ink per second giving an apparent visual resolution of over 1800 dpi (dots per inch). The process gives a continuous tone result that can be applied to nearly any paper surface regardless of how irregular.

It takes 80 minutes to make one print 35 inches x 47 inches. This technique, although slow, produces prints that are rich in colour, with a flawless velvety texture that matches the feel of the original.

PRINT QUALITY

Printed onto the highest quality archival substrates and using only very specialised inks, these prints have the remarkable colour saturation and continuous tone characteristics one would expect of an original painting. In fact, distinguishing one from an original can be very difficult, even to the expert eye.

Giclee prints are produced on acid-free calcium carbonate-buffered archival watercolour paper or onto fine archival-quality cotton canvas coated with an acid free primer.