LIMITED EDITION FINE ART GICLEE PRINTS:
Limited edition giclee prints, painted, scanned and printed by Colin Bailey
Limited edition giclee prints (Reproduction prints)
Limited edition prints: Signed and numbered by the artist. Giclee prints available in editions of 250. Original artwork scanned at 1200 dpi and printed on 310 GSM Hahnemühle "German etching" Archival quality paper at 360 dpi using waterproof and light fast inks.
The term "Giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The Giclee printing process provides better colour accuracy than other means of reproduction.
The Process : Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Colour to 12-Colour ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Colour ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
The Advantages : Giclee prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of Giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client
All of my limited edition giclee prints are printed on archival quality Hahnemuelle 310GSM “German Etching” Paper.
Open editions are printed on the lighter Epson 192GSM Archival matte giclee paper