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Tuesday
Jul202010

Giclée

The term giclée is a French word which literally translated means 'to spray'. Giclée was derived from the first Iris printers that sprayed ink on media. With the introduction of inkjet printers the name stuck and became synonymous with printing in fine art applications. Printing Giclée on canvas is really not much different than photo printing. Giclée prints are usually fine art reproduction prints on fine art and canvas media.

Tuesday
Jul202010

How do I give my inkjet canvas prints an embellished or painted look?

If you're looking to give your prints an embellished "impasto" painted or "brushed" look try Premier Art's Eco Elegance, an embellishing gel that allows you to mix the gel with acrylic paints or alone to give your prints a true painted feel. We suggest use of Premier's Eco Print Shield before embellishing with Elegance gel as it has been engineered to be coupled with Eco Elegance and will protect your canvas from environmental factors. Before using embellishing Gel we recommend following these steps to ensure your print quality:

  1. Allow ample drytime after printing. We recommend at least 24 hours.
  2. Coat your canvas with a couple of light coats of Eco Print Shield or a similar coating and allow for the manufacturer's recommended dry time.
  3. Stretch and mount the canvas.
  4. Apply Eco Elegance or a similar product with a brush, roller or palette knife. Application should performed in thin layers allowing the gel to dry between coats in order to remain clear. It can also be mixed with acrylic paints for color matching.

Premier Art's YouTube Channel has some additional instructional videos for coating and embellishing inkjet canvas prints. For IT Supplies' full line of Premier inkjet canvas coating and embellishing products click here.