GICLÉE

MAJ Fortier Giclee Fine Art Prints are all originals.

Bold, precise and immensely detailed, they were explicitly created for this type of technology in mind.

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What is a FINE ART GICLEE PRINT

The word Giclée (“g-clay”), is derived from the French verb gicler meaning “to squirt or spray”. Giclée, is used to describe a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high-quality archival quality paper to achieve an inkjet print of superior archival quality, light fastness and stability.

Ink- The ink must be pigmented (not dye). You need to have 8 or more different color pigmented inks used in this specialized printer.

Paper- The paper must be 100% archival. There is a wide variety of materials available for giclee printing (as long as it’s archival) such as: canvas, gloss paper, mat paper, velvet paper, watercolour textured paper, and specialty artisan paper.

Printer- The printer itself must be a wide format jet printer with fine resolution Ink Nozzles. (This is not your everyday office printer).

The result is an Archival Fine Art Print that will keep his colors, UV proof and last for over 100 years + without any changes.

 

Not All Artist Create Fine Art Prints

Because of the vast options of materials and tools that are now available for printing, many artists create prints that are not made from archival materials. There are a couple of reasons regular digital art printing is on the rise from professional fine art Giclee Prints:

  • The artist and/or representative lack of experience and education of Fine Art Print processes.
  • The artist and/or representative are looking to save money.

Some save money by substituting out the expensive pigmented inks for cheaper dye inks in their wide formatted printer.

Others are simply not printing on archival paper.

Some are outsourcing their printing to companies online that are not specializing in fine art prints. They’re using print on demand services instead. These places are designed to handle high volume of digital printing needs, not giclee. Some of these companies can even drop ship directly to the customer, which means customers will not get a signed print from the artist. These companies are fantastic for individuals and businesses to use for their printing needs, but for a professional artist selling fine art it’s not candid.

A poster, stationary, decorative art or any printing on demand reproduction Company is not considered “Fine Art”.

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