Everything you need to know about our fine art prints.
What is a giclee print?
All Peter Pharoah giclee art prints
are produced in-house on artist quality primed canvas using the finest archival inks currently available.
We produce a high quality inkjet print that allows for a greater complexity of colour and tone. The term 'giclee' is often applied to inkjet reproductions of artworks
that were originally produced in another medium.
are generally a combination of dye sublimation and ink jet printing producing a non-impact computer-controlled reproduction in which tiny droplets of ink are projected from nozzles onto the canvas. The result is rich in colour with limited loss of detail and a durable print that in the right conditions will endure for many years.
How long will my print last?
We are committed to providing you with the highest quality prints possible. When giclee printing was first introduced, the longevity of the inks left something to be desired. In the past decade there have been huge advancements in print longevity due to the the extended permanence of the inks available. We have kept up with these advances every step of the way. All our prints are produced on high quality primed canvas using archival inks and are varnished with a industry specific UV varnish.
The term “archival” is one of the most abused within the inkjet printing industry. It has come to mean that the base product is both acid and lignum free (<1%), a fact guaranteed by the majority of cotton and cotton/polyester base products.
Virtually all canvas products sold by reputable makers for inkjet reproduction are archival by the above definition, yet their makers know that virtually none of them will survive more than 70 years without noticeable fading unless they are liquid laminated or covered by UV protecting glass.
So, the general consensus is that a canvas needs to be laminated or framed with UV protected glass to last longer than you will.
Do you need it to last that long?
Knowing this information, you need to ask yourself how long you actually want the print to last. There will be unavoidable extra costs to frame and laminate your prints, so is it worth it?