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What is Giclée?

Giclée printing is mentioned quite often on this website and I thought I’d take the opportunity to explain in the most straightforward way what the phrase means.

The term ‘Giclée’ often describes printing at a high resolution with accurate colour.

The technical term for what we produce is actually: Archival Pigment Print. Which refers to the combination of high resolution, accurate colour and most importantly; archival paper.

That is, paper which has little or no acid content. This material will hold pigment colour for a LONG time, unlike photo paper which tends to fade or deteriorate.

Such ‘Giclée’ (or ‘Archival Pigment Prints’) hold their colour and clarity for a minimum of 100 years with no noticeable change in colour.

What you are buying will last generations, it is an investment and a work of art.

With all prints purchased from ‘the Blaeu Prints’ we supply a Care sheet which explains how best to look after your print.

the archival pigment printer
close up photo of paper
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