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McGill Company is pleased to offer:
GICLEE REPRODUCTIONS of Kristin Nelson's ORIGINAL WORKS
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GICLEE PRINT INFORMATION:
Printer: Epson 9600
ABOUT GICLEE PRINTING
Giclee (jhee-clay) - Derived from the french verb gicler meaning to squirt. The term giclee print typically connotes a certain elevation in printmaking technology. Images are high resolution digital scans printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates. The giclee process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
Giclee prints (also known as Iris prints, accurate only if printed on an IRIS Printer) are advantageous to artists who find it not feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed.
Once an image is archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and cost. Thus the up-front cost of mass production is eliminated and printing is done on demand.
Another tremendous advantage to Giclee printing is that artwork can be reproduced to almost any size and on various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
Image permanence is a concern to artists and collectors. We use the EPSON 9600 Inkjet Printer, Epson UltraChrome inks (7 color printing – see description below), and print onto Hahnemuhle 310gram Digitally Enhanced German Etching paper, giving fade & color shift resistance of 50+ years under conservative indoor light conditions when displayed behind UV-blocking Plexiglas.
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EPSON Stylus Pro 9600 Printer
The most desirable photographic printers ever produced by Epson - the all-new
Representing advancements in ink, print head and printer engine design, the
A true milestone in high-tech pigmented ink technology - EPSON UltraChrome™ Ink can produce color prints with a color gamut approaching today's standard dye ink technologies. And for the first time, produce great looking black and white photography capable of satisfying demanding black and white photographers.
Taking full advantage of EPSON UltraChrome Ink technology, Epson created a brand new MicroPeizo DX3™ print head able to produce an astonishing resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 dpi. Designed specifically to handle seven color printing, Epson's most advanced print head will ensure a level of photographic quality that must been seen to be believed.
With the introduction of the EPSON Stylus Pro 9600, Epson has once again set the standard for professional level photographic printing. Never before have creative professionals had such a powerful tool allowing them to produce their vision without compromise.
EPSON UltraChrome™ Ink
UltraChrome Inks offer an Epson first: a 7-color ink system. This technology allows the user to choose between three different black ink modes, to optimize the density for various media types and printing applications. These revolutionary super penetrating pigment inks are engineered to deliver incredible print quality and color brilliance rivaling that of dye based inks, with a lightfastness rating of up to 82 years under glass on certain Epson media. The wide color gamut of these inks, combined with the evenly milled microencapsulated pigments, make it the perfect choice for virtually any high quality printing application such as prepress proofing and photography.
HAHNEMUHLE DIGITAL ART PAPERS
The Hahnemuhle paper mill has been producing quality mould made artists papers for over 415 years. Since its founding in 1584 they have developed experience and a tradition of excellence in art materials that have now been brought to the digital age. Their rich history with traditional artists and close involvement with inkjet printer manufacturers have allowed Hahnemuhle to develop a series of watercolour papers specifically engineered and coated for modern inkjet printing. The result is the Hahnemuhle collection of Digital Fine Art papers
Designed for discerning users, these grades of Digital Fine Art paper can be used to create limited editions, giclees, original digital art, traditional output, photographic and historic photographs on a choice of paper textures, multiple colours and a huge variety of sheet sizes and weights.
These are currently available in cut sheet sizes of A4, A3, A2, and roll sizes of 24, 36 and 44" for wide format printers. The papers are compatible with all inkjet printers up to a printed resolution of 1440 dpi, whilst printers that feed flat from the bottom and bending the paper up round only being recommended up to 210 gsm. The Hahnemuhle papers work equally well with both dye and pigmented based inks on a wide variety of OEM printers providing a colour intensity and crispness not possible with non coated art papers.
The Hahnemuhle collection is manufactured in the traditional mould-made and
The main advantage of a coated paper is that the ink doesn't sink into the paper the coating allows it to sit on the surface so you don't get ink bleed and you keep the colour and resolution quality.
Hahnemuhle Digital Fine Art papers have been extensively tested with various
GERMAN ETCHING PAPER
310 gsm Mould made, acid free watercolour paper, with the smoothest surface in the range making it ideal for images which are highly detailed and photographic imagery. Also, as the name suggests a surface similar to an etching paper which will also reproduce traditional prints excellently.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FINE ART GICLEE PRINT
• It is important that your fine art print not remain in its shipping tube any longer
• Wear cotton gloves. Work on a large flat surface. Support the long sides of the
• UV Plexiglass or Lucite UF3 are preferred to glass to further protect the work
• Works on paper are highly sensitive to the effects of any type of intense illumination and should not be exposed to direct sunlight, unfiltered fluorescent
Humidity and Temperature
• Maintain a temperature of 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 21 degrees Celsius) and relative humidity of 45 to 55 percent.