giclée on canvas - a limited edition print of an original work by Christina Saj
About Archival Pigment Prints
A giclée is a high quality fine art print. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art and photo-base papers. The giclée printing process provides better color accuracy than any other means of reproduction.
Giclée (pronounced /ʒiːˈkleɪ/ "zhee-clay") is a French term meaning to spray or quirt, which is how an inkjet printer works. However, the printers used in giclee production use pigmented based inks. Prints are created on high quality fine art papers or canvas and generally have a longevitiy of 75-100 years.
The particulate nature of pigment inks ensures their archival superiority. A particle of pigment is less susceptible to destructive environmental elements than a dye molecule. Sometimes it is referred to as a digital pigment print, or pigmented paper print, which are understood to be a digital image rendered onto an uncoated, natural fiber substrate with pigment inks. The quality of the giclée print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries and photographic galleries.
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