Giclee is a form of fine art printing which is superior to any previous form of inkjet printing. Giclee (pronounced zhee-clay) is a French word that means a spray of liquid, which possibly derived from the word “gicleur” meaning “nozzle” or “to squirt.” All of the artwork at Imagekind is printed from high-resolution digital copies on several different museum quality media options. This method of art reproduction is perfect for those seeking a quick turnaround on their art prints but not sacrificing the level of detail and quality.
Unlike the traditional printing method of lithography, which only uses four colors – cyan, magenta, yellow and black, giclee prints typically consist of six colors – light cyan, cyan, light magenta, magenta, yellow and black, offering the best giclee prints for sale. However, at Imagekind we use the additional two colors of light black and light light black. This printing method results in an extensive color gamut allowing the print an exact true color representation. The lithography style of printing consists of the use of tiny dots of the four colors that confuse the eye into seeing colors not actually on the print. Giclee actually sprays and mixes the ink on the page creating the actual color desired, creating true giclee fine art prints.
In addition to the precise level of color representation available through the giclee printing system is the extensive media options available to print on. At Imagekind, we offer eight different paper types and two different canvas types that are widely used in the visual art world for prints and paintings, look tremendous, and will last for years. Whether you choose the giclee prints on canvas or paper the quality remains outstanding.
Coupled with the quality of printing and media options the affordability of giclee printing truly makes this the best way to transfer images onto paper. This method of printing is ideal for artists storing their images digitally, allowing for on-demand printing. There is no need to pre-print and mass-produce dozens of copies and risk inundation. Instead, choose to print when one is ordered, keeping a perfect level of supply and demand, cutting cost and hassle. The archival system we use at Imagekind ensures that all your online giclee prints remain safe and true to quality. There is no need to worry that your giclee wildlife prints will ever suffer from deterioration or other damaging aspects of traditional printing and storing method. The quality, media options, and on-demand printing Imagekind offers truly make affordable fine art giclee prints easily available.