ABOUT THE PRINTING PROCESS
My printers (Citrus Graphics) use a giclée printing process which uses 11 different colour inks allowing for virtually unparalleled colour matching. They only use pigmented inks which are estimated to have a life expectancy, on archival media and in normal indoor lighting conditions, of in excess of 100 years.
The giclée printing process provides better colour accuracy than other means of reproduction. Images are printed using archival quality pigmented inks onto various mediums including finest quality Artist’s Canvas and Art Paper specifically engineered and coated for giclee printing. The coating was designed to minimize fading of the image and provides a colour intensity and crispness not possible with uncoated mediums.
What is Giclée (pronounced “zhee-clay”)
Giclée is from the French word meaning “fine spray”. The original painting is digitally scanned and then adjusted to match the original’s colours. An advanced ink-jet printer is used to put the image on paper or canvas.