Friday, 19 February 2016

Can you print from any picture file?

Technically yes. But the quality of a print is dependent of the quality and resolution of the image file. Many images are captured at ‘screen resolution’ - 72dpi.To achieve a good print you need an image of 240-360dpi. There can also be problem with images shot as JPEGs and heavily compressed to make the file smaller, this reduces the overall quality of the image and colour detail.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Do giclée prints fade?

Yes, in time, but nowhere near as fast as other methods of printing. This is because they use pigments inks rather than dyes, and this makes them colourfast. Displayed correctly, that is behind glass and away from direct sunlight, they should remain pristine for a ‘lifetime’.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

What is giclee? 

Giclée is the name used to describe a method of high-resolution ink-jet printing that uses specially coated paper or canvas and 8+ colour pigment inks. Giclée printing is recognised for delivering the finest quality for Fine Art and Photographic prints.