If you ever saw the movie Big Eyes, you know how creating mass market fine art reproductions changed the way consumers purchase art. The boom of inexpensive open and even limited editions created a low barrier of entry for buyers who wanted beautiful paintings, sketches, drawings, and mixed media at an affordable price.
Today, we have seemingly unlimited options when it comes to creating reproduced artwork from standard prints to textured pieces finished on metal. Of the many methods for fine art reproductions, the most common is giclee printing.
Giclee prints (pronounced zhee-clay) are archival quality digital prints made by scanning original work, color matching to the original, and printing a high resolution (300 dpi and up) file with archival inks and paper.
Here’s what we do:
Scan original piece of art at 300-1200 dpi
Color match reproduction to original colors using the printer and material the final product will be produced on
Print final reproductions on archival paper such as premium luster paper, smooth or textured fine art paper, satin canvas, or silver metallic paper
Archive scanned reproduction with color correction digitally for future reproductions
Once the reproduction process is finished, artists have the opportunity for their work to reach many people instead of just the collector or buyer who picked up the original. Plus, the reproductions are archival which increases the value of the prints and prevents discoloration and fading as the print ages.
Giclee prints are not just posters, they are long-lasting pieces of art that offer consumers a quality option and beautiful piece for display that closely matches the original.