Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

As Good As the Original

By David Weaver Subscribe to RSS | June 5th 2012 | Views:

In the world of art, a Giclee is a digital print copy of an original painting. The word has its origin from the French language and means a spray or a squirt of liquid. Since it does not make use of a screen or any other form of mechanical printing, you will not see the dot matrix visual effect. The effect you get is smooth and very tonal in nature making it a close copy of the original.

Earlier when fine art had to be reproduced, it was done on a master plate that was known as the matrix. These were used to make a specific number of copies of the original work. Once the copies were made the matrix was destroyed by the artist and that is how a limited series of an original masterpiece was created. In fact it is from such traditional forms of duplication that other art forms such as etching, lithography as well as linocut have come about.

Giclee printing is the next step in printing technology. An image is first created with the help of high-resolution digital scans. These are printed with archival quality inks that are placed on different substrates like canvas, fine art paper or even photo paper. The kind of color accuracy that you get is unbeatable. Giclee printing is generally done with a professional 8-Colour to 12-Colour ink-jet printer. There are several brands of printers that are capable of this and are in great demand in the photographic market. There is a clear difference between Giclee prints and Iris prints which first came about in the 70s and were done with 4-Colour ink-jet prints.

There are several advantages to Giclee printing. Several artists do not find it really reasonable to make multiple copies of their paintings and that’s where Giclees come into play. Art can be reproduced when needed and on demand. Once you have a digital archive of the image, reproducing it as a Giclee is an easy job and can be done at a reasonable cost. You can easily save yourself the massive upfront cost of mass production of an art work. The quality of the archived files does not deteriorate in any manner. Another great advantage to Giclees is that it can easily be reproduced to any size that the client demands, giving the artist an added flexibility to their art.

The quality that you get from a Giclee print easily outdoes a regular silver halide and gelatin printing means that are used. Therefore, it is often used in museums as well as art galleries and photo exhibitions.

David Weaver - About Author:
Welcome to canvas stretching machine, We are the leading manufacturers and suppliers of stretching machine on the web. We deals in user-friendly canvas stretcher products which are so efficient, portable and affordable that it would be a valuable tool for others. For more related stuff browse our official website today.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Visual Arts Articles Subscribe to RSS

Material required for stretching prints on canvas
Published by John Hudson on December 7th 2011 | Art
Stretching process is the soul of canvas print development, without proper stretching artwork...
Take a print of coupons you get on the Internet
Published by Gayathri Tarunidevi on August 24th 2012 | Visual Arts
In this world of rising prices, everyone is looking for ways to save time and money. There are many ...
Take a print of coupons you get on the Internet
Published by Gayathri Tarunidevi on August 24th 2012 | Visual Arts
In this world of rising prices, everyone is looking for ways to save time and money. There are many ...
Printing for favourite bird as a canvas photo print
Published by Andrew Bourke on August 23rd 2012 | Visual Arts
Wow, I can’t believe what I have just found online, there is canvas printing specialist offering g...
Use Appropriate Materials for an Improved Work of Art
Published by Julia Roger on August 23rd 2012 | Visual Arts
Once you are sure of your requirements, you should get in touch with a good art and craft supplies s...
Attractive Online Exhibition of Indian Art and Paintings
Published by Arun Ghosh on August 19th 2012 | Visual Arts
The tradition of Indian Art and Paintings has been carried on in the Indian subcontinent since the p...
Oriya Actors and Actress Wallpapers - Meet Celebrity through Wallpapers
Published by Odiaone Movies on August 18th 2012 | Visual Arts
. People can see their star on the social networking websites like Facebook, twitter, etc. Here you ...