Canvas Giclee Printing
The association of giclee printing with its conceptual cousin – inkjet printing – has actually led some people to question the validity of this printing medium as a real fine art system. To address this, it is first crucial to take a look at the history of art printmaking and see if giclee printing fulfills the parameters set out therein.
Fine art printmaking has actually traditionally been based on the principle of producing a master plate – referred to as the matrix – from the initial and using this to reproduce an established variety of “editions” of the original artwork. Historically, the matrix was then intentionally damaged by the artist so as not to be used again, thus producing a set of genuinely limited edition prints.
The more standard printing methods such as lithography, linocut and etching have developed into types of art themselves but require a substantial degree of expertise to reproduce the initial to the artist’s exact needs.
Nowadays, the production of a printing matrix is not necessary as the high quality scanning methods used by printing businesses such as Canvas Giclee Printing result in an ideal facsimile of the initial painting or photograph. Giclee printing uses incredibly high degrees of fidelity and richness of […]