Our Giclée process utilizes museum quality pigmented inks and the finest archival art papers available on the market today. The results are breathtaking prints with incredible details and vibrant, yet nuanced gradations and tones.
Images are printed on Arches® Rag Photographique – Hot Press (Smooth) 310 gsm. Rag Photographique is a 100% cotton museum quality, lignin and acid-free fine art and photographic paper with a unique extra smooth surface. The image is shipped rolled. Each limited edition will be signed by the artist, Melanie Farmer. Certificate of authenticity is included in purchase.
open prints vs. limited edition prints [click to open/close]
Open prints are NOT signed and are smaller than the limited editions.
Open prints are reproduced on archival paper (acid free) but it is NOT the small weight or quality as the limited edition paper.
Open prints can be reproduced by the thousands vs. finite limited edition run.
Giclee printing (pronounced zhee-clay) is a method of printing to create high quality prints. Originating from the French term, “la giclée,” it means, “that which is sprayed.”
For a work to be truly giclee, three basic requirements must be met.
- It must be created at a resolution of no less than 300 dots per inch (DPI). This will ensure that the final print has the sharpest detail and lacks any of the fragmentation that can occur with images of lower resolution.
- Paper is crucial. The giclee print must be on paper or substrate that is acid free and consist of a 100% cotton archival quality rag base.
- Giclee prints are pigment-based, not dye-based as found in lower-cost prints. Pigment-based inks have a longer lifespan and can last several hundred years without significant fading, if properly framed and hung out of direct sunlight (as with any fine art).
All of Melanie’s prints are produced by The Color Group, a fine art printing company located in Seattle’s Sodo district.
The Color Group
“We are a Seattle Printing Company offering Fine Art Giclee Printing and traditional commercial offset printing services. Our giclee printing services utilize the latest in archival pigmented ink technology as well as museum grade fine art cotton rag papers, archival artists canvas, textured watercolor papers and heavyweight resin coated photographic substrates.
Current limited editions [limited run of 250 each]…
Cooper and Judge
Palomino Mare at Sunset