Printed on archive-quality white linen-textured paper (matte).
This heavy-weight acid- and lignin-free paper offers an expansive color gamut, maximum contrast and high ink load that is compatible with both dye and pigment inks...resulting in beautiful fine art prints that are richly colored and intricately detailed. You'll see every brush stroke and texture. Note: The watermark you see on the close-up of the painting will not be on your print. Keep in mind that color displayed on computer monitors varies. Packaging: Your print will be carefully packaged in a cello sleeve in either a sturdy unbendable mailing envelope or rolled in a cardboard mailing tube (depending on the size of your print). Your print will arrive safe and sound, ready for matting and framing. What does "giclée" mean? The word "giclée" was created in the 1970's by Jack Duganne, a print maker working at Nash Editions. He wanted a name for the new type of prints they were producing on the IRIS printer, a large format high resolution industrial prepress proofing ink-jet printer they had adapted for fine art printing. To make the word descriptive of ink-jet technologies he based it on the French language word "le gicleur" meaning "nozzle", or more specifically "gicler" meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray". Besides its association with IRIS prints, in the past few years, the word "giclée", as a fine art term, has come to be associated with prints using fade-resistant, archival inks (pigment based, as well as newer solvent based inks), and archival substrates primarily produced on Epson and some other types of professional large format printers. These printers use the CMYK color process which increases the apparent resolution and color gamut and allows smoother gradient transitions. The term Giclee is synonymous with the highest quality art print technology.