The artisans at JGX Group only use the highest quality papers, inks and print processes to create archival quality prints. Giclée prints allow you to bring celebrated artworks and portraits home. What makes a giclee print is the combination of high resolution, paper choice, pigment-based inks and inkjet printer.
Giclée is a French term meaning “to spray”,
referring to the process that an inkjet printer uses to reproduce fine art or photography to create individual copies of the original piece. 65% of galleries now sell giclée prints. With giclée printing, you can expect a higher quality product that lasts longer than your run-of-the-mill inkjet prints. There are certain criteria that must be met for a print to be considered a giclée.
To uphold the quality of a true giclée, the resolution must be at least 300 dots per inch (DPI). Regarding a photo or a conventional artwork reproduction, the camera or scanner used to capture the image or scan the artwork must be able to do so at 300 DPI or higher. This will ensure that the final print has the sharpest detail and lacks any of the fragmentation that can occur with images of lower resolution. If properly cared for by the owner, a giclee print will last up to 100 years or more without significant fading. It is recommended to frame the print with UV protective glass and avoid
hanging in a location that receives direct sun exposure to maximize its lifespan.
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Archival – Photo Rag is a versatile paper that produces crisp colorful prints with deep blacks and subtle shadings. It can really be used for any subject and is also good for black & white photos.
- Smooth bright white 100% rag-based
- Acid-free paper designed specifically for
optimum photographic reproduction
- Dye and pigment compatible
Hahnemuhle Bamboo Archival – Bamboo is a good alternative to traditional cotton rag papers. It still has all of the archival qualities of cotton, but it also provides the added benefit of being earth friendly. Besides, it’s just plain different.
- 90% bamboo paper
- 10% Cotton rag
Canon ProPremium Matte Archival – With a smooth matte surface finish that will ensure images look great in a wide range of lighting conditions, Canon’s Pro Premium Matte paper is a great option for fine art printing.
- 92% natural white base brightness
- Highly manageable and a thickness of 12.2
mil for improved handling
Fineline Photo Chrome Paper – Photo Chrome is a glossy pearlescent photo / proofing paper with minimal optical brighteners. It uses a patented ceramic micro-porous coating technology that stabilizes color immediately for iterative color management and will maintain it for years.
- Designed for high quality fine art and photo- graphic reproduction print applications with inkjet and Giclée technology
- Compatible with dye and pigmented inkjet systems, both thermal and piezo
Sihl Rocket Gloss – Rocket is a bright white, instant dry gloss photo paper. It features a smooth gloss finish with high color density and can achieve a very wide color gamut. This affordable photo paper delivers great image quality and performance across all aqueous ink-jet platforms.
- Photography, Posters
- Ad Agency Prints, Reproductions
Sienna Satin Paper – The sienna photo paper
series produces spectacular, life like images that will grab everyone’s attention. Prints dry instantly and exhibit vivid colors that will not fade on display.
- Satin (e-surface) finish
- The perfect choice for posters, commercial displays, and photo portraits
- Makes high-volume, production-oriented
Fine Art Printing Paper
For a giclée print, the choice of paper is crucial: the paper or substrate used to print the final piece must be of archival quality. Giclée comes in a variety of paper types for fine art printing (Enhanced Matte, Natural Rag, Elegance Velvet), photo printing (Photo Luster, Photo Gloss, Photo Metallic) as well as paper substrates made of an Eco-Friendly bamboo. These types of papers are the best for longevity and color reproduction and can be found at a variety of different sellers.
Here at JGX group, we’ve selected the very best archival-quality papers to provide the perfect media for your fine art prints & photographs.
Ink & Printer
It is important to note that not all inkjet prints are giclée prints. The biggest difference between a standard inkjet print and a giclée print is that giclée’s are printed using pigment-based inks rather than dye-based inks that are found in lower-cost inkjets. Pigment-based inks have a longer lifespan: they can last anywhere from 100 – 200 years without significant fading. The type of printer used for giclee printing is usually a large format model that specifically uses pigment-based inks and can hold 8 – 12 color ink cartridges. Generally speaking, the more colors of ink the printer accommodates, the wider the color gamut that can be achieved resulting in rich, vibrant, and accurate reproduction.
JGX Group utilizes the highest quality printers for giclée prints that have 12 color ink cartridges and print up to 44” media on rolls.
Schedule a professional installation of your graphics with one of our customer service representatives. JGX Group offers expert installations both locally in Dallas/ Ft Worth and nationally.
Whether you need help uploading your design or are interested in creating something unique, our team of professional graphic designers is here to help. If you already have a digital file, we can turn it into an acrylic coaster, and you can put it anywhere or give it to anyone.
Need an Estimate or Ready to Place an Order
Contact one of our knowledgeable customer service team members. Tell us a little about your upcoming project: What effects are you wanting to achieve? What is your timing? How long do the graphics need to last? What is your budget?
It also helps to give us the budget for your project so that we can guide you to the products and materials that will meet both your expectations and your budget. Give us as much information as you can, and we’ll get back to you right away!
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