Giclee print; watercolor created by Jim Buchan

Original watercolor created by Jim Buchan

Before I tell you my story…If you are not sure what giclée is; Giclée (pronounced “zhee clay“) printing is a process that uses fade-resistant, archival inks and archival substrates to print on large format printers.  Giclée printing is often used by artists to make reproductions of their original two-dimensional artwork, photographs or computer-generated art for resale while preserving the original.

Background Story

Thanks to a current client of mine; I have embarked on a new opportunity which I have found exciting.  I received a call from a gentleman last November who asked if I knew about giclée.   After some discussion, we soon realized this was a perfect fit for both of us as he was looking for a new printer and I was looking to expand my printing services.   We met at his office a few days later; and a week later I returned to his office with his original piece plus the reproduction, plus a personalized CD with his digitized artwork.  We were both extremely happy with the final results.

Who is this client and what was the work?

My new client, Jim Buchan, is a financial planner, local watercolor artist and past president of Green Country Watercolor Society.  Most of his artwork involves painting landscapes and that of his family; he also teaches watercolor classes through Green Country Watercolor Society.

The piece that JIm asked me to print was that of his nephew, who is currently in the service.  This was also to be a surprise Christmas gift for his nephew and wife. Jim painted this piece from a photo taken of his nephew during a military celebration.  The original watercolor was painted on a high-quality watercolor cold press 22″x30″ paper.  The end result?  The giclée print was digitally reproduced and printed to a similar watercolor paper.  The final results were amazing!

The combination of the paper and quality of ink used in the process will last at least 100 years.

If you or someone you know is looking for quality photo printing, please contact me!