|Printing : Digital giclée workflow is very similar to traditional printing workflow except for the use of digital files and the digital printing components such as inks. The same paper stocks are available and, in many cases, the printing substrate product lines have been expanded and enhanced for digital workflow.|
Your Tastes : To help you convey the feel or mood you want to express in a final print we carry a large selection of premium printing substrates. Photographers tend to use our photobase papers in matte, satin, or glossy finishes at different thicknesses and weights. These photographic prints look and feel just like traditional silver based papers. Artists typically print their images to acid free, neutral pH, watercolor papers that include premium 100% cotton art papers.
Assistance : If you not sure what surface you want to print to, call us and we'll walk you through the the options and even recommend certain substrates. We also have small sample packages available. If you can't decide between several printing papers, we'll proof your files on both surfaces for a minimal fee.
|Trends : Lately, we've seen a trend with photographers printing to our premium watercolor papers to give their images a different mood. Another trend we see is printing original works of art back to canvas and stretching them to a frame for gallery display. You may even want to do this with photographs - we have seen fantastic results.
Permanence : Ink manufacturers will claim certain levels of expectations for permanence to their inks. We consult an independent group for our data, Wilhelm Imaging Research @ www.wilhelm-research.com. Like silver gelatin prints, our giclee prints will be stable for years of enjoyment if you display them and store them properly. In general, keep them out of direct sunlight and behind display glass as much as possible.
Print On-Demand : Job runs can be as small as one print, allowing artists to order prints as they are sold. Since the artist does not need to print hundreds of copies at once, inventory management costs are virtually non-existent.