Giclée (zhee-clay) printing on canvas has taken the art of reproduction of original artwork to an exciting new level of resolution and flexibility. Exhibit and interior designers can now create original-quality prints in custom sizes using archival quality inks on an array of surfaces such as photo-base paper, fine art paper, and canvas. The process is relatively inexpensive and allows for customization to fit the display requirements in commercial buildings, institutions such as hospitals and retirement homes, museums, and in private residences.
The word “giclée” comes from the French derivation of “to spray” or “to squirt” and describes a process where graphic images are generated from high-resolution digital photography and scanning. Invention of this technique in the early 1990’s and the term itself is generally credited to Jack Duganne, a printer working to develop a new type of print process involving a large high-resolution industrial ink-jet printer called Iris. In fact, giclée prints are sometimes referred to as Iris prints.
PhotoWorksGroup is well-equipped and experienced in reproducing fine art for exhibition purposes. Starting with our Betterlight scanning back, mounted to a low bed horizontal process camera; we produce consistent high quality captures time after time. An important component of our equipment, is our custom built full-spectrum continuous output light banks. We employ the highest resolution digital capture back available on the market,the Betterlight, and add to that the full-spectrum continuous light banks. Our horizontal process camera utilizes a flat field capo chromatic lens, which is laser aligned to both the film board as well as the art board. This assures that sure capture is perfectly square and in focus from edge to edge. We then create a custom camera input profile to apply to the capture. The result is a direct digital capture second to none.