What Is Giclee Printing?

September 18, 2021
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When it comes to printing, most people know that the standard can vary dramatically depending on the types of printer, ink and papers that are used, so we made the decision to offer the highest standard of print possible; Giclee.

Giclee (pronounced “zhee-clays” would you believe!) is the French term for ‘to spray’ and it describes the way that the ink is transferred onto the paper during the printing process. This technique, combined with archival quality paper, produces images of the highest quality and is therefore the preferred printing choice for Artists, Photographers and members of the creative industries alike.  

At StageTaken we have invested in a large format Canon Inkjet Printer with 12 pigment inks that can colour-match any image precisely. This is so important for reflecting perfect tones captured in photographs or representing carefully chosen hues in artwork.

Of course, the printer can only be responsible for half the job; the other half is completely dependent on the choice of paper. Paper is paramount to a quality print because only a handful of papers are of archival quality, which means that they won’t deteriorate over time. If your print is due for display then you want it to look its absolute best for years to come.

The papers we use are Hahnemuhle. They are specifically manufactured for this purpose and are coated to work optimally with an Inkjet printer. We have tried and tested them amongst others and these are by far and away our favourite. We can also get this paper in large rolls so that, coupled with our printer that can print large-scale, we are able to produce high quality prints in a range of larger formats.

Being photographers ourselves, Giclee is our own chosen method of printing for our work, so we thought it was only natural that we would choose to offer this to our customers too. Chat to us today about turning your images into the highest quality prints using our Giclee printing service.

If you require any further details on our printing services, please email us at hello@stagetaken.com or give us a call on 02477 103 596.

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