The Giclée Print Technique :
The prints are made using the digital process known as "Giclée", a French term coined in 1991 by American artist Jack Duganne for digitally printed artworks. This technique of reproduction by a spray of pigmented inks offers high quality finishes and optimizes qualities such as definition, depth and vividness. Used in Europe by the Louvre Museum and the British Museum for the reproduction of original pieces, it has recently been adopted by artists who want to print their own works.
The photographic paper used nowadays is completely different in its composition, texture and color from the papers of past times. The first photographers used to make their papers by hand from cotton rag paste with no impurities. At Lineature, we use acid-free papers created traditionally with fibres made of 100% natural cotton; their aspect and composition are similar to the ones used for the first photographic supports. They are high artistic quality papers, of natural white color with matt or satin finish.
The photographs are glued with pH-neutral adhesive. Finishes vary according to different sizes of photographs and budgets.
- Fine Art Prints mounted on Dibond panels
The photographs are mounted on an aluminum support (Dibond 0,11 in. wide). Their robustness and lightness allow for the direct exposure of the photographs in a simple and modern way.
- Fine Art Prints mounted on black foam-board
We use a very high quality black 5mm foam board. This board has a polyurethane core, minimal weight and high levels of stiffness at the same time.
- Aluminium Framed Prints
Photographs framed without glass. Enjoy your art piece and the quality of the fine art paper, avoiding to deal with reflections. Dark-Gray aluminum frame for color photographies and Black aluminum frame for black and white photographies.
The photographs with supports include a fixing system made to perfectly support the weight of each panel. Upon delivery, the photographs are ready to be hung directly. We do not supply screws and dowels necessary for hanging on your wall.
Limited Editions and Formats:
We propose four different formats for small and big collectors. The format of each photograph is unique, since it depends on the characteristics of the original.
An open edition for the Aficionado format
A limited edition of 500 for the Expert format
A limited edition of 250 for the Professional format
A limited edition of 80 for the Collector format
If you would like further information, feel free to contact us during office hours.
It is a unique, handmade certificate by virtue of the number of the Limited Edition. When known, on the certificate you will also find a short history of the photograph. Also, the title and number of the edition is labelled on the back of the re-edition. According to each format, we re-edit a limited number of photographs.This certificate is not available for the Aficionado format.