About Star Images
Star Images, LLC produces Giclée quality prints from digital images of your artwork or photographs. We produce prints up to 44 inches by 150 inches in size and will print your photographic image or works of art on fine art paper or canvas substrates. I you are not satisfied with the print, return it to us for a full refund of your purchase price. Minimum order is only US$25.
Your artwork is printed using an HP 3100 series printer using archival inks that carry a 100+ year guarantee against fading.
The Hewlett Packard Z3100 printer has a built in spectrophotometer that measures slight color changes in the inks and even in the in the surface of the paper. This built-in quality monitor assures that the colors in the image match the colors in the original print.
You send your digital file to Star Images and receive your printed Giclee prints within a few day [reasonable shipping rates apply].
About Giclée Printing
Giclée [pronounced: "zhee-clay"], is the name for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The word "giclée" is derived from the French language word "le gicleur" meaning "nozzle", or more specifically "giclée" meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray". The name was originally applied to fine art prints created on Iris printers in a process invented in the early 1990s but has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print. the term is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such prints.
Giclées are printed on virtually any media, from canvas to watercolor paper to vinyl to transparent acetates. Giclées are superior to traditional lithography in nearly every way. The colors are brighter, last longer, and are so high-resolution that they are virtually 'continuous tone', rather than tiny dots. The range, or "gamut" of color for giclées is far beyond that of lithography, and details are crisper. Since giclée printers can use media in rolls, large print sizes are available, limited only by the length and width of the roll.
Lithography uses tiny dots of four colors--cyan, magenta, yellow and black--to fool the eye into seeing various hues and shades. Colors are "created" by printing different size dots of these four color. Giclée printing uses inkjet technology, but far more sophisticated than your desktop printer. The process employs 11 colors--light cyan, cyan, light magenta, magenta, yellow and photo black, matte black, red, gray, light gray, green and blue--of lightfast (fade resistant,) pigmented inks and finer, more numerous, replaceable print heads resulting in a wider color gamut, and the ability to use various media to print on. There is even a gloss enhancer channel to remove the 'brassy" tones associated with pigment printing. The ink is sprayed onto the page, actually mixing the color on the page to create truer shades and hues. Giclée prints are coveted by collectors for their fidelity and quality, and desired by galleries and artists alike because they so accurately reproduce the original art.
Star Images, LLC uses a Hewlett Packard Designjet Z3100 printer that uses Ultraviolet Resistant Series 70 Vivera pigmented inks. This gives us great printing flexibility and we are happy to offer custom size prints of your original images and artwork.