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What is Inkjet printing?

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What is Inkjet printing?

Inkjet printing is a non-photographic based option for reproducing artwork. Images can be created on a vast array of material including canvas, watercolor paper, and vinyl. This process also offers as good or better gamut and color ranges than other traditional printing techniques and can have an archival lifespan of one hundred years. For fine art gallery prints this is a must to consider.  Non-archival more economical options are also available.

The concept of inkjet printing dates back to the 19th century and the technology was first developed in the early 1950s. Starting in the late 1970s, inkjet printers that could reproduce digital images generated by computers were developed.

In the early 1980’s the printing industry created a new proofing system for high quality mass production runs. When first developed, color would begin to break down in as short as a few years; but this technology was the first method to accurately recreate unique works of art.

Thus the Giclee print was born. Giclee is a French word that means “to squirt, spurt, or spray”. It originated as a way to differentiate between inkjet prints of a Fine Art rather than commercial nature.

Today, at Duggal we offer both Giclee and regular inkjet prints in a wide range of stocks and specialty materials up to 60” wide that when combined with our twelve color process the prints are of the highest quality, and archival. If you would like to learn more about inkjet and Giclee printing please visit one of the below links or come in to speak to one of our technicians today.

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Water Color Paper Ratings- www.wilhelm-research.com

Additional Information on Duggal Service-  http://www.duggal.com/giclee-and-fine-art-printing.aspx