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5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints
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5 Steps to Creating Beautiful Giclee Prints

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  • 1. Tips for Creating Beautiful Fine Art Prints
  • 2. What is a • Giclee is the industry term for fine art printing using inkjet technologyGiclee Print? • With giclee, the control of the printing process is put directly into the artist’s hands • It’s the best way to accurately reproduce art one image at a time, on a wide variety of substrates, at a very low cost http://www.americanframe.com/giclee-printing.aspx
  • 3. One of our Epson giclee printers at work –a reproduction of an original watercolor onHahnemuele Photo Rag paper
  • 4. 5 Steps toPreparingYour File ForPrinting • Calibrate your monitor • Use all your colors • Select your paper • Preview your image with a ‘soft proof’ • Level and tone your image www.americanframe.com/art-printing.aspx
  • 5. CalibrationMonitors need to be calibrated to industry standards tomake sure that the image as you see it on your monitor will match what the printer can print =
  • 6. Calibrate • If your monitor is set too bright, then your prints may print too darkYour Monitor • Calibration is the process used to align what is displayed on the computer monitor with what can be printed on paper • Maps the white point, gamma, & brightness of the monitor to industry standards www.americanframe.com/ monitor-calibration-review.aspx
  • 7. Our recommendation:x-Rite ColorMunki Display www.americanframe.com/ monitor-calibration-review.aspx
  • 8. Use All theColors Your • We utilize all the color in your image when printing byCamera Can converting directly to theCapture color space of the printer/ paper combination that you select • Make sure your camera is set to RGB vs sRGB
  • 9. Notice the difference in the color spaces. AdobeRGB 1998 can capture a much wider range of colors than sRGB.
  • 10. lovethe authenticityand accuracythe right paper,canvas and expertiseto faithfully reproduceyour original
  • 11. Select theRight Paper • Papers vary in how they absorb ink and reflect lightfor YourImage • They also have different color properties • So, selecting the “right” paper is a matter of personal preference and is dictated by price, quality and aesthetics www.americanframe.com/images/PDFs/printing.pdf
  • 12. Coated papers have a larger colorspace than matte papers and canvas
  • 13. Sometimes the paper is capable ofproducing color beyond the color space
  • 14. Think • Glossy and luster papers have a resin coating that makes images popAboutColor, • Fine art papers lend themselves to a soft, painterly feelTexture,Feel • Canvas is nice for reproducing muted images • To offer a completely modern look to your prints, we now offer printing on Plexiglas® and Aluminum! www.americanframe.com/ PrintingOnPlexiglasAndAluminum.aspx
  • 15. Preview YourImage with a • When printing, the colors in your image are mapped to the colors of‘Soft Proof’ the printer/paper combination that you choose • A soft proof is achieved by temporarily restricting the colors of your monitor to the smaller range original screen image of color that your printer/profile can produce with a defined rendering intent www.americanframe.com/soft-proofing.aspx http://staging.americanframe.com/americanframe/ soft proof enabled printing-profile.aspx
  • 16. Preview YourImage with a‘Paper Proof’ • If soft-proofing is not an option, you can order an exact color proof on the paper you choose at americanframe.com http://www.americanframe.com/FAQprinting.aspx Receive an 8” x 10” full image (See Question 9) color sample on the specific paper of your choice
  • 17. After ‘Soft Proofing,’ make sure the image uses all the tones and make your final edits
  • 18. If your print is to have a full range of values from pure black to pure white, then your image must use the full range of tones in PhotoShop
  • 19. Love the • And now, you are ready to print!simplicity Simply upload your file and our easy to use web site will walk youprint. frame. ship. through the steps • Questions? Contact our printing department:  printdept@americanframe.com or (800) 537-0944 M-F  8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ESTFiles up to 50MB accepted www.americanframe.com/ AmericanFrame/Printing.aspx
  • 20. framing design,materials & assemblyget rightto theheartof it all http://www.americanframe.com/ DIYFramingFundamentalsBook.aspx

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