Giclée prints and art prints are both types of reproductions of original artwork, but they differ in the printing process used and the materials used to produce them.
Giclée prints are made using high-quality inkjet printers that use small droplets of pigment-based inks to create highly detailed and vibrant images. The term "giclée" comes from the French word for "spray" and refers to the fine spray of ink used in the printing process. Giclée prints are typically printed on high-quality, archival paper or canvas using specialised inks that resist fading and ensure a long lifespan for the print. Giclée prints are known for their high level of detail, accurate color reproduction, and longevity.
Art prints, on the other hand, can refer to a wide range of reproductions of original artwork, including offset lithography, screen printing, and digital printing. Unlike giclée prints, art prints are not necessarily printed with archival inks or on archival paper, and may not have the same level of color accuracy or longevity as giclée prints. Art prints can be made on a variety of materials, including paper, canvas, metal, or even acrylic.
All prints from The Trumpet Shop are giclee printed to order on premium art paper of a minimum weight of 230gsm.