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Giclée versus Inkjet Printing

Why choose Giclée over Standard Inkjet Printing?

There is an enormous difference between Giclée Prints and those that you can produce on your inkjet printer at home or local print shop.  We tell you everything you need to know about the Giclée printing process and what sets Giclée Prints apart. Not all Giclées are created equal, so make sure you’re getting the best with our list of the three most important things to look out for in a high quality Giclée print.

A Giclée print is a high quality archival inkjet print. The word Giclée (pronounced ‘Jee-Klay’ with a soft J), comes from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray". So, what’s the difference between an inkjet print you produce at home and a professional Giclée print? There are three important distinctions:

Print Resolution

Giclée printers have a higher dot per square inch resolution than normal inkjet printers, allowing you to do justice to high quality image files to produce finer, less pixelated prints than you could with a home inkjet printer. Here at workART we use the latest Epson printers, capable of producing print resolutions up to 1440 by 2880 DPI.

Colour Range

Like your home inkjet printer, professional Giclée printers use the CMYK colour process, except that they feature a multiple ink cartridge, 8 channel print head based on the CcMmYK colour model, adding light magenta, light cyan and 3 levels of black. Our true Giclée prints deliver unrivalled colour accuracy with superior black & whites, exceptional colour gamut and sublimely smooth gradient transitions.

Archival Quality

Giclée printers use a higher quality of fade-resistant, archival, pigment-based inks. When applied to high quality archival substrates, like, for example, the 240g fine art paper we use at workART, this results in an impressive archival lifespan.  All our prints are on archival papers.

Now you can select your image and size and know that it will be superbly printed on either photo paper, fine art paper or canvas.  If you're an artist there is nowhere better to get reproductions of your art printed.  Either upload directly or get in touch.

Care for Your Prints and Our Print Sizes

If you want to find out more about our sizes and how to care for your prints then you can have a look at this article About Fine Art and Photographic Prints.