Fine Art printing services with a wide range of support.
Giclees is limited edition prints made on inkjet printers.
People are wondering" I have an inkjet printer at home. Is it the same machine?"
Our answer is "Yes, it is the same. But the value of the Fine Art print is not in that of the technique but in another dimension,
such as the name of the artist, artistic value, identity, process of production, longevity, name of print studio and others.
From long ago, there has been a custom of only attaching French words to artworks when specifying the printing technique name.
When offset printing is used for magazines and posters, it becomes a lithograph,
and silk screen printing becomes a serigraph.
Of course, not only the name, but the process of production, how to spend time, how the artist intervenes, etc. are totally different, but the technique is the same.
And so inkjet printing came to be called "Giclee" which is from French meaning "spray (ink)"
We call the works produced at Artie "Archival®", which incorporates our strong desire to create "new original work" rather than 'reproductions'. In today's world, we are witnessing a rapidly-increasing speed of digitalization. We are excited to create something new with artists and print makers together, just like the Ukiyo-e making process during the Edo period.
We will guide you throughout the flow of creation by email or over the phone. We also recommend visiting our studio to learn more about our services.
We seek to understand your goals and then share a detailed plan on how to achieve them.
We will show samples of our past creations to inspire discovery of new possibilities for your work.
High resolution and realistic 3D scan services. We adjust the scanner settings to best suit the image.
Color is adjusted while carefully compared with the original artwork along adding the artist's desires.
Artie values how colors are seen. We use special fluorescent lamps, and regularly calibrate all our lights and devices.
Upon request, Archival® is also able to add special effects. You will see new possiblities in your artwork.
Color perception varies with conditions. We check multiple times from various angles.
[Color correction with artist]
Communicate using special artistic terms to understand what the artist really wants.
The finished product can be delivered on the day of color correction. We carefully pack the work to prevent damage in transport.
(Giclee Archival® Printing)
- Just one sheet of print for exhibition.
- High-quality print with longevity.
- Reproduction print making.
- Limited edition print making.
- Create new artwork based on the original works.
- Hand embellished artwork.
- Making print from digital-art data.
by Claude Monet
Realistic work with beautiful impressionist style.
by Nobuyuki Shimamura
Fine textures are the key to realistic portraits.
by Yasunari Ikenaga
"Bijinga" drawn on linen that has been dyed brown shows the warmth of the body.
Special effects case study
Hand embellished artwork.
The power of the original is printed as it is on canvas with hand embellishment.
Glitter processing with hand embellishment
Use of glitter emphasizes reflection that creates depth to the print.
Glitter processing with air brush
Glitter is applied to cherry blossoms after printing, thus making feeling of spring more impressive.
In a digital artist's work, a three-dimensional lighting effect is expressed.
Traditional gold leaf techniques are also excellently compatible with Archival® prints.
We challenge new techniques to expand the world of Fine art printing.
Case study with various medium
Fine Art Paper
Fine Art Canvas
There are various medium possible to print. Ask for any inquirely.