Giclee Printing – What to Expect

Giclee printing is all the rage today and likely will be for some time until some other sort of digital printing technology takes is place. One of the reasons for its popularity is the word itself “giclee” which gives the print a sort of exotic connotation. Even photographers are starting to move their fine art photography the giclee printing method. Below I list some of the things to expect with a giclee print if you are considering having them made for your art reproductions or photography.

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Getting Ready for Printing in 2022

It was in 2020 that we like many others faced the unknown. While we were able to get past it, 2021 posed some interesting and unique challenges. The obvious ones were getting supplies needed to fulfill orders. The other was price increases we experienced and continue to feel. Below I have discussed some of the biggest areas impacted in 2021 at FinerWorks and what we plan to do in 2022.

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New Texturized Prints

We now offer texturized prints which match the contours of your image when you order your image to be printed at FinerWorks. Currently this is available only with Dibond Metal prints however we expect this to soon be available with canvas prints as well.

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Your Prints Up Close

I remember back in the mid to late 90s being exposed to the photographic quality inkjet prints were producing around then. A co-worker of mine who photographed little league sports photography on the side and sold the prints he made to the parents. He had invested in a HP printer which produced remarkable 8×10 photo prints for that time. When he showed me the print quality I was enamored and decided I wanted to get my hands on a good quality inkjet printer so that I could make prints of my digital artwork.

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Are C-prints on the Same Path as Film?

In many cases, the giclee print (an inkjet style print) has become the new standard and I wonder about the viability of the C-print long term. Artists have quickly embraced inkjet technology and over the past decade photography has seen a major shift toward from C-prints inkjet. While, C-prints still have a few advantages left over inkjet, those are starting to wane.

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How to Create a Good Artist Bio

Do you tend to get writer’s block when it comes to writing about yourself? As an artist it is important to promote oneself. If you are using such services at Facebook or you sell your artwork online, providing information as to who you are as an artist, is important. Collectors who want your work want to know something about you. It turns a piece into more than the piece itself. It gives it some soul.

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Creating That Perfect Photo Print

In today’s digital age for a lot of new photographers, printing photos is relatively novel and sometimes even rare. For photographers whose talents date back to the darkroom era, it was all about the prints. In between somewhere are those that may print on special occasions for that image which really means something to them, or they are providing a print to someone. No matter where you are in the range of printing your photos, there are some ways to make your photo print stands out.

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