10 Central Avenue
Office Phone 864•370•0301
Giclée, pronounced "jhee-clay" from French, is a neologism for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The word "giclée" is derived from the French language word "le gicleur" meaning "nozzle", or more specifically "gicler" meaning "to spray".
Artists generally use giclée inkjet printing to make reproductions of their original two-dimensional artwork, photographs or computer-generated art. Since the artist does not have to pay for the marketing and storage of the older style, large four-color offset print runs, and since he or she can print and sell each print individually in accordance with demand, inkjet printing can be an economical alternative. Inkjet printing has the added advantage of allowing artists total control of the production of their images, including the colors and the substrates on which they are printed.
The term "pigment print" is used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigments. Pigment printing processes have been utilized since the middle of the 19th century. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing, including traditional silver-halide.
At julia peters studio, we use an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printer with advanced MicroPiezo, 10-channel, ink jet print head.
Epson UltraChrome® HDR professional-level pigment-based ink technology.
Currently, at julia peters studio, the media we are using the most is Somerset Velvet watercolor paper. 100% cotton, pH neutral with a soft, medium textured surface. We also stock Fine Art Canvas Matte, a poly-cotton blend with super wide color gamut, water resistant and stretchable. Other media are available and we can show you samples.
Creating a print on watercolor paper from an original artwork, sized at 16” by 20”, would cost: $35.00 to digitally capture, color correct and proof. Once the proof is approved each print would run $47.52 or $0.12 per square inch including 1" border.. Of coarse we can reduce or enlarge from your original to accommodate your requirements. All paper prints include an extra 1" white margin for matting purposes unless you specify otherwise.
All canvas prints include an extra 1-1/2 " white margin for stretching and we can stretch your print if you wish, for a small additional fee to cover stretcher strips and labor.
Once your original is digitally captured, the archived file will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and films inherently do. Another tremendous advantage is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving you, the artist, the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
For further information and to obtain a price estimate based on your requirement, either call Julia Peters at the studio, 864-370-0301 or
Jeff Peters in the printing shop, 864-373-5058.
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