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Fine Art Reproduction
Image CaptureWe start by creating a high-resolution digital image using our professional grade, Phase One, digital camera in conjuction with out specially designed copy lights. If you already have a digital file of your work, no problem. Your image will be analyzed for clarity, density, and resolution in order to maintain a high level of quality.
Color CorrectionBefore printing, we go through a series of proofs to color match your original. Once we are pleased with the proof, we submit it for your approval. All proofing is done on the same media as the final prints.
All printing is done in-house using the finest in materials. All of our print medias are acid-free and archival quality. Our prints are produced on our 44" Epson printer using Epson's UltraChrome K3 pigment based inks. The end result is a museum quality reproduction of your original artwork.
What is a Giclee Print?
Giclee comes from a French term meaning to spray. Giclee prints are produced by spraying ink on to a substrate, the term giclee has become synonymous with fine art reproductions. A giclee print is a museum quality print, produced on a high-end inkjet printer using archival inks and medias. These specialized prints should closely match the look and feel of the original artwork.
High resolution digital capture
Our Giclee prints start with a high resolution digital capture. We digitize your artwork using our high-end Phase One medium format digital camera along with special copy lights designed to eliminate glare.
High-end, large format inkjet printer
Our prints are produced on Epson 9890 and Epson SureColor P8000 printers. Designed specifically for fine art and photography reproduction, these printers utilize Piezo print heads with 360 nozzles per color channel, variable drop technology, and a 3.5 picoliter droplet size. The result is a print with superb detail and clarity combined with amazingly smooth tonal transitions.
Pigment based inks
The ink a printer uses is extremely important in a Quality Giclee print. Our Epson printers use pigment based UltraChrome K3 and UltraChrome HD inks. These ink sets use three densities of black, two densities of magenta and two densities of cyan inks resulting in extremely smooth tonal gradations, vivid color, and super rich blacks.
To truly be considered a giclee print, it must be produced with archival quality paper and inks. All of our print medias are acid free and archival. We offer a variety of watercolor papers, canvas and photo papers The inks are pigment based which are fade resistant to over 100 years when properly displayed.
Our Giclee Printing Services
- Digital capture of original artwork
- Image editing & retouching
- Large Format Printing 44″ x 96″
- Giclee prints on canvas, watercolor, and photo medias
- Art Reproduction Services
- Photography prints
Best Color Matching
Artcastle is my go to printer for all my fine art reproduction needs. Ron has proven to be reliable and has the best color matching of anyone of anyone I have used.
Whenever I have a new piece I send it to him for digital capture and color proofing. I’ve never been disappointed .