Giclée (pronounced Gee’clay) is derived
from the French term meaning to spray or squirt, which is
an apt description of how an inkjet printer works. The advantage
of this process is that in giclée pigment printing, no screen
or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is
no discernible dot screen pattern. In addition, the color
and clarity goes beyond the traditional photographic process.
We use Epson® UltraChrome K3 Ink Technology. Because our Epson Professional Photo printer uses 8
inks, not the standard 4 or 5 inks, the color gamut reflects
a wide spectrum of magnificence and will render subtle gradations
that may be out of range with other technologies. The results
are radiant and distinct. Nearly all paper made prior to the 1850’s
was acid-free, and survives quite well for centuries. Nearly
all paper made from the 1940's through the 1980's is highly
acidic and yellows quickly and will continue to fade. Most
of our cherished family photographs fall within this timeframe.
Do you want your prints to be preserved through a process
that will please and satisfy your family for 100s of years?
Do you think that your photos deserve the highest image reproduction
quality possible? If so, giclée pigment printing is
for you. We adhere to the same standards of museum quality printing and will achieve longlasting results for your treasured heirlooms. Your images will last for several generations when matted and framed archivally or stored in an acid or lignin free album.