THE PRINTMAKING PROCESS
The Giclée process represents the pioneering edge in the art of printmaking. Images that have been scanned or created digitally are printed by the ColorSpan Design-Winder. As the Design-Winders precision mechanical arm travels over the entire surface of the paper or canvas, 384 microscopic jets spray five layers using 8 colours of dye to write the image. These EnduraChrome dyes were formulated by the same scientists who gave us Azo dyes which comprise the well-known Cibachrome technology. The resulting high-definition image, printed on museum quality 140lb. watercolour paper or canvas, will have a lifespan greater than works produced by most traditional printmaking processes. The arrival of Giclée technology means that work created or modulated by advanced digital methods can now be produced using archival materials whose permanence and quality are recognized by the fine art world.