Frankloudin.com offers high quality archival gicleee prints.
The Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "gicl?e" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt".
The Term : The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
The Process : Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
The Quality : The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.
-The sizes listed online for all prints represent the image size, or the area of the printed ink on the surface.
-Aviation Prints, regardless of image size are all sold matted at 15"x20", unframed and signed with a short imaginative story. Some are numbered.
-All other prints are sold unmatted, unframed, signed with a Certificate of Authenticity and a short imaginiative story. Some are numbered.
-Prints can be personalized upon request for an additional charge.
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