Giclee printing


Link Posted 07/05/2009 - 23:09
Hello, long time since I was around these parts However, I'm back (no groans please) with an ulterior motive. An Art-dealer friend and I are currently engaged in a hush-hush project to start a web business selling Fine Art prints and Limited Edition Photographs. Damn I've said too much already. Anyway were were wondering, has anyone here got any experience of Giclee prints? Are they really as good as they are cracked up to be and worth the premium?
Tim the Ammonyte
K10D & sundry toys


Link Posted 07/05/2009 - 23:15
Good to have you back Tim. Can't help with your question though, sorry.
Peter E Smith

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Link Posted 07/05/2009 - 23:27
Thanks Pete, I'll try and hang around longer than my last visit! (OK, it was more of a haunting than a visit!)
Tim the Ammonyte
K10D & sundry toys


Link Posted 08/05/2009 - 08:23
TBH I've never liked the look of Giclee prints at all - sort of mushy. Good to see you back.
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 08/05/2009 - 18:45
No idea about the giclee prints, but again, nice to see you back.

K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...


Link Posted 10/05/2009 - 22:04
Thanks guys
Tim the Ammonyte
K10D & sundry toys


Link Posted 11/05/2009 - 00:15
Giclee - another name for ink jet printing, isn't it?
It is supposed to be better ink and process than desktop printers. But a rose by any other name....


Link Posted 11/05/2009 - 19:12
Giclee is nothing more than a clever marketing word...a fancy word that means nothing more than 'ink jet' roughly.

...people who make 'art prints' use the word giclee to try and give the (often false) impression that the prints are somehow special...
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