In the digital age, smartphones are ubiquitous and with them, the gorgeous, on-the-go photos they make possible. You no longer need a thousand-dollar camera or expert photography skills to create snapshots you’d be proud to display for everyone to see.
A large number of people have at least some keepsake photographs stored on their cellular devices. Why not use the best ones to make giclée canvas prints? Your new prints can be used as unique wall decorations or as gifts for others. It’s easy to make giclée prints even without any special expertise or advanced technology. Here’s a brief overview of the process:
Giclée Printing 101
What is a giclée? A giclée print is the product of a relatively new printing technology that takes art reproductions to a new level. Any digital image, like a file stored on your phone, can be inkjet-printed onto a canvas so as to capture the detailed essence of the original picture and make it appear as though it was painted directly onto the canvas by hand.
Archival canvas and pigments, UV light and moisture resistance, and precise digital inkjetting characterize giclée -style art. The prints last longer — more than a century — and are much more accurate than traditional prints. They’re like the high-def version of fine art prints.
Recent years have seen a tremendous surge in the popularity of giclée reproductions. For consumers, giclée makes decorative art purchases more affordable and professional canvas art depicting any subject easily available. For artists, interior decorators, and anyone who wants to brighten up a space with a personal photograph, giclée prints are a top choice.
How to Make Giclée Prints
If you want to make a giclée print, follow these simple guidelines. All you need is the file of the image you would like reproduced. Upload it onto a computer using a USB connection. At this point, you may want to edit your image in a program like Photoshop to give it special effects, adjust the color saturation, or achieve the perfect lighting scheme.
When you’re done, simply place an order online with Graphic Impact and upload the file onto our website. The best images are in vector, as opposed to raster, format. The file should also have a CMYK color profile and a 300-dpi resolution. We’ll take care of the rest. You can expect a durable, high-quality canvas depicting your favorite photograph within one day.