Gicle’e Print Information
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Color in prints may vary from website images. Some prints have sizes different than the above indicated sizes. Sizes and prices not listed above are available upon request.
About Gicle’e Prints
Gicle’e prints, pronounced “ghee-clay”, is French for “to spray”. In short, it is a process whereby the original artwork is rendered digitally. Artists at the printer, or atelier, work with the image on a high resolution computer screen to get a completely accurate reproduction. The image is printed onto paper utilizing an iris 3047 printer, which gicle’es the image onto the substrate.
Fine art reproduction has been revolutionized with this process. Gicle’es are digital reproductions of original artwork. The paper is individually mounted onto a drum which rotates during printing. As the drum spins a fine stream of ink droplets spray onto a chosen archival substrate. Exact calculations of hue, value and density direct the ink flow. This produces a combination of 512 chromatic changes (with over three million colors possible) of highly saturated, non-toxic ink. The artists color approval and input are essential for creating the final custom settings for the edition. Since no screens are used in this process, the prints have a higher resolution than lithographs and dynamic color range is greater than serigraphy.
With the advent of Gicle’e the art of fine printing has become even more precise.
Displaying a full color spectrum, the prints are lush and velvety with the feel and luminosity of a watercolor. Gicle’e prints capture every nuance of the original painting.