What are Giclée Prints?

To be able to make such a high-quality prints, the camera used to capture any image must be able to do so with a high level of resolution. To compare, most digital photos are recorded at a resolution of 72 DPI on the screen, or “dots per inch,” and the image file of an art print needs to be at least 300 DPI—because the more dots of color that can be printed in a small area, the more detailed your final image will appear. My cameras (Canon EOS R) is capable of 30.3 Megapixels and the Canon EOS R7 is capable of 32.7 megapixels, so the files are very suitable for production of Giclée prints.

Canon Pixma Pro 10s

Giclée prints are produced on the following basis:

  • That the printer should use Pigment based ink (as opposed to dye-based), mine is a Canon Pixma Pro 10S
  • The printer should use 8 inks or more, the above printer uses a 10 ink system
  • Fine Art paper should be used and be of archival quality and all are acid free (I use this type of paper with an estimated life of 80 – 100 years – if kept out of direct sunlight)

In a nutshell Giclée Fine Art Prints retain tonality and hue on archival paper that ensures longevity.

Please visit the Shop link above to view a selection of images that can be purchased. If you do not see an image from the site that you like and it is not listed in the Shop please use the Contact Link to purchase a copy.