What is Giclee printing?
Giclee (pronounced Gee’clay) printing is the method of choice for all art prints here at The Weekend Type. Giclee is a French word meaning “to spray or squirt,” which is how an inkjet printer works. The printers we use to create these archival prints are much larger and more detailed than a standard desktop printer. This type of printing is the best way to create archival reproductions of artwork and uses not only quality archival papers, but also special light-fast inks that will last a lifetime.
All art reproduction prints are printed on a certified archival textured cotton rag paper and is acid-free. The textured paper we use gives the prints the authentic look and feel of watercolor paper, while providing a rich surface for vivid details and color reproduction.
All photography prints are printed on an archival matte paper that supports accurate color reproduction and high-contrast, high-resolution output.
Caring for your art prints
As with all paper, moisture can do damage it, so preventing your art print from being exposed to any moisture is ideal. If water comes in contact with your art print, please note that bleeding of the inks may occur. Handle with care.