The process is based on all-digital very high resolution scanning of the original artwork. The images are then color balanced to achieve faithful color rendering.

The process is based on all-digital very high resolution scanning of the original artwork. The images are then color balanced to achieve faithful color rendering.

I use the direct method, which means that the original is directly digitized (no photo intermediate phase), and sent directly to the printer. Because no additional screens, scanners or lenses are used, the prints have the highest resolution of any other reproduction method.

I use the direct method, which means that the original is directly digitized (no photo intermediate phase), and sent directly to the printer. Because no additional screens, scanners or lenses are used, the prints have the highest resolution of any other reproduction method.

What is a Giclee Digital Archival Print?

The resolution of these Gicleé prints render deep saturated colors and have a beautiful painterly quality that retains minute detail, subtle tints, transparencies, and blends. I personally review and approve each print for accuracy, color range and dynamic qualities.

The images are digitally proccessed for color balance to achieve rigorous and precise criteria of fine art collectors and connoisseurs of museum quality, limited edition prints. The resolution of these Gicleé prints render deep saturated colors and have a beautiful painterly quality that retains minute detail, subtle tints, transparencies, and blends.

The images are digitally proccessed for color balance to achieve rigorous and precise criteria of fine art collectors and connoisseurs of museum quality, limited edition prints. The resolution of these Gicleé prints render deep saturated colors and have a beautiful painterly quality that retains minute detail, subtle tints, transparencies, and blends.

Advanced digital ink jet printers use continuous tone technology in which infinitely small pixels of color are capable of rendering an amazingly smooth and consistent image, to faithfully mirror the artists’ original painting. The substrate, which can be archival paper or canvas, is sprayed at a rate of 5 million droplets per second. Several test prints are made until I am satisfied with the balance and contrast of the print. The image is then printed one-at-a-time using the best archival inks available, that insure against fading for over 85 years (better than most original watercolors).

Advanced digital ink jet printers use continuous tone technology in which infinitely small pixels of color are capable of rendering an amazingly smooth and consistent image, to faithfully mirror the artists’ original painting. The substrate, which can be archival paper or canvas, is sprayed at a rate of 5 million droplets per second. Several test prints are made until I am satisfied with the balance and contrast of the print. The image is then printed one-at-a-time using the best archival inks available, that insure against fading for over 85 years (better than most original watercolors).

Prices

Prices depend on the original, the media, and the printing substrate (paper or canvas). As a general guide, prices for my giclees hover around $1.50 per sq.inch. For example, a giclee on canvas 48”x36”=$1,900. For inquiries on original artwork and commissions, please contact Alejandro Grajal by email Agrajal@sbcglobal.net