An ErrolGraphics Giclée print:
is an individually produced, high-resolution, high fidelity reproduction done on a special large format printer. Giclées are produced directly from digital scans of existing artwork. This eliminates many steps that negatively impact image quality common to traditional printing.
ErrolGraphics’ prints are printed utilizing the EPSON Stylist Pro 9600’s 7-color UltraChrome Ink system. The inks, as they are sprayed, are mixed on the paper to create accurate color reproduction. This technology can produce color prints with a color gamut far superior to traditional lithography in several ways: colors are printed at a higher resolution, are more accurate, and more durable (lasting 62 to 200 years*).
Giclées can be printed on a number of different papers and other substrates. ErrolGraphics prints on acid free, neutral pH, archival Somerset Watercolor Paper. This paper was selected for its surface and texture qualities (which compliment our watercolor images), and for its optimum manufacturing and print performance. Giclées are now included in the world’s most prestigious museums.
Errol M. Beard
Seal of Authenticity: each of our prints is embossed on the bottom right, signed/numbered and dated by Errol M. Beard. The embossing is your assurance that the print is an authentic ErrolGraphics image and meets the ErrolGraphics standard of quality.
Past tense of the French verb gicler, to squirt or spurt. The final “e” indicates it describes a feminine noun as it would with the feminine noun “ink” –encre giclee: squirted ink.
In French there is a aigue accent mark (a small backslash) above the first “e”. Here it is used in the Americanized version “Giclee” because most American text files do not contain the accent mark.
*Technical information: Please visit http://wilhelm-research.com or http://wilhelm-research.com/epson_9600_preview.html for technical data or more information on the printing and paper performance throughout the digital fine art industry by authority Henry Wilhelm. He has extensively researched the Display Performance (DP: years before noticeable fading and/or changes in color balance occur, under framed and stored conditions) by printer, inks and papers utilized.
The word giclée has taken on many definitions over the last decade. Henry Wilhelm was one of the individuals to introduce the process in America.