The term giclée was coined by a group of digital imaging specialists in California. It is pronounced "zhee-clay" and is a noun deriving from the French verb gicler, which means "to spray".
Giclée is a high quality inkjet print which is fade resistant and water proof. The giclée print is created with professional grade machines on archival substrates, such as 100% rag watercolor paper or canvas. Both inks and papers are rated as archival.
The results are a wide and vibrant color rendition (color gamut) and very deep blacks (Dmax). The new Epson Pro inkjet printers have 3 different black ink reservoirs and yield incredible black and whites. Epson printers are the choice of the best giclée printing ateliers in the country.
What's Different about Debra Halprin's Printing Process?
In most cases, giclée printing establishments will take the original artwork, photograph it, color match it and call you when the work is finished. What Debra Halprin does is much more customer service oriented.
As an Artist, Debra has a unique talent to discuss the distinct qualities of the artwork. Debra sits down with the artist and makes suggestions as to how to best reproduce the image. Using Photoshop, she will make color, contrast and even compositional changes to enhance the work, all with the approval of the artist. Debra will run proofs until she is happy with the outcome.
Whether Debra adequately matches the original or makes changes to the image to create a more unique reproduction, the choice is up to the artist.
Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Large-Format Printer
Please call or email "A Work of Art" by Debra Halprin for a cost estimate.
.11 cents per square inch on Watercolor Paper
.14 cents per square inch on Canvas
$35.00 Set Up Fee includes Photography, Proofing and Computer Color Correction