How do you maintain your giclée art prints?

First, what is giclée printing?

Giclée is a style of printing using dye or fade resistant pigment based inks. It provides a wide range of vibrant colors, and smooth transitions between colors so your art prints exactly as intended in the original drawing. You see it most commonly in fine art printing, paired with archival paper for high quality, long lasting art.

After many printing trial and error attempts resulting in poor color correction or lack of vibrancy, giclée printing on archival paper has become my standard so you can get the highest quality of art possible. 

There are a few things you should know about your new print: 

  1. Avoid touching the ink directly. There is a white border on your print for handling.

  2. Avoid extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. Art does not do well in steamy environments, such as a bathroom. 

  3. Consistent sun exposure can fade ink over time. Professional framers can provide you with UV resistant glass. 

  4. Enjoy your artwork for many years!