The Giclée Process

Giclée reproductions are the new standard in the art world. They are embraced for their high quality by major museums, galleries, publishers and artists.

 A giclée print is the closest duplication of an original artwork that is humanly, mechanically or technically possible.

The cornerstone of this process is The Trail of Tears, fine art gicléeenhanced digital ink jet printers which are specifically designed for the rigorous and precise criteria of fine art collectors and connoisseurs of museum quality, limited edition prints. Hundreds of inkjets (more than a million droplets of ink per second) are sprayed on a canvas or watercolor paper spinning on a drum.

Once completed, an image is comprised of almost 20 billion droplets of ink. The latest giclée printing technology enhanced the standard 4-color process to an 8-color process.

The resulting reproduction has no perceptible dot pattern, an endless array of richly saturated color, and every nuance of the original image. The latest inks offer a 100 year light-fastness and UV-resistance under museum archival conditions.

These advancements in the giclée process are the work of a sophisticated fine art production facility that utilizes the highest resolution digital printers. This edition of art prints is a collaboration between the artist and a specially trained printing craftsman.

They have extended the boundaries of current technology by customizing their equipment, designing new programs, and offering protective coatings to ensure quality standards for the collector.

Displaying a full color spectrum, giclée prints capture every nuance of an original painting, be it watercolor, oil or acrylic, and have gained wide acceptance from many artists, along with major institutions like the Chicago Art Institute and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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The art of reproducing fine art has become even more precise with the invention of the revolutionary giclée (ghee-clay) printing process.

 A giclée print is visually exquisite as well as technically amazing. It is unsurpassed for brilliant true color and razor sharp detail.



Want to purchase Max Standley's artwork for your home or office?
Please contact R. Michelson Galleries to see and purchase available paintings and/or engravings (or Fine Impressions for engravings.

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