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Giclee - What are some good sites?

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Old 06-25-2007, 08:13 PM
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Giclee - What are some good sites?

Hello
I am new here and I would like to know more about Giclee artwork. I know its an inkjet print version of a painting and that giclee painting is just a high-resolution art print but is there anything else important that I should know?

Also do you know of any good Giclee sites were I can find out more information?


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Old 06-26-2007, 08:43 AM
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Re: Giclee - What are some good sites?

Well done giclee is amazing. I've seen pieces 15 feet long with detail that picks up the highlights and shadows of brush strokes. If you are considering getting giclee work done and you are fortunate to live in an area that provides the service, spend some time looking at their work. Color saturation and coverage is very important and if you can see the original "on screen" and then what comes out of the printer and can compare the density, color and saturation of a shop's work it is a big help.

I use a place in Ft. Lauderdale that caters to the fine art trade called PrintVillage.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:06 PM
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Re: Giclee - What are some good sites?

Thank you for your advice. I looked at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gicl%C3%A9e
to do some research about giclee art prints. I never knew this type of painting really existed. I live in LA so I guess there should be a ton of "artsy" giclee galleries out here. Off to google to find some more information.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:52 PM
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Re: Giclee - What are some good sites?

Some places say they have galleries and some say they do not. Does it matter if a giclee is made from a gallery? Like this site says shows a picture from a giclee gallery About Jonathan Kent. From my google search there wasn't too many galleries just online stores. I'll try ebay and see what happens.
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:42 PM
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Re: Giclee - What are some good sites?

Doesn't matter. My giclee printer doesn't have a gallery, but he's got the wide format printers, canvas, silk what ever.
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:51 PM
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Ok. Thanks. I found some giclee printers, they look big and expensive. I guess thats how they're made.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:45 PM
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Hi, This is my first post here. I write a blog titled Art Print Issues. It covers the print market, including giclees. The term came about back in 1990 when some of the digital pioneers decided to fancify the term digital art or digitally printed reproductions. Back then, before the Internet, Win95 and other tech breakthroughs, like cell phones and digital cameras, the word digital to describe a fine art reproduction didn't fly.

I posted a topic last month titled, What is a Giclee? I talk about how the word has come full circle with people with home desktop printers using non-archival materials using giclee as a term for art they are selling. The post also includes some links to perhaps the best description of the process and the most accurate telling of the orgin of the usage in the art field. I hope you will read it as I think it will help you.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:04 AM
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Barney, Thanks for the input. :-)
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:44 PM
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Re: Giclee - What are some good sites?

Thank you! I've read that some giclee's use some type of printer or they add some type of layering to make the print look like a real painting, as it would if you had layers of real paint.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:12 PM
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Does anyone have a site you could recommend for such service?
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