Getting giclée (gee clay) reproduction prints of your artwork is as easy as 1-2-3-4 when you are working with Inkdrop Arthaus.
With 4 simple steps you will have the highest quality reproduction prints of your originals.
Step 1 - The Meeting
The first step to art reproduction is to bring your artwork in or give us a call so we can discuss your needs, wants and expectations.
Step 2 - Digital Photo Captures
Don't ever compromise on this crucial step in replicating your art. When photographing art for reproductions we shoot the highest resolution file we can. We use an all digital workflow employing the latest photographic copy equipment. Our first generation digital captures have stunning accuracy which is how we can produce reproductions with spot-on color, tone and detail. We also include FREE file archiving!
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Step 3 - Proofing
Proofing is where we take the file we just shot, size it, do some color balancing and print test strips on the substrate you choose. Send for a FREE paper swatch booklet. When we feel we have it right we print an 8x10ish sized proof for you to look at. Step 3 is the most time consuming because of our attention to detail and concern for matching the original as best we can. Turnaround time will depend on how many originals are brought in per order.
Step 4 - Printing Your Order
We can print your images on many different substrates. Usually watercolor painters print on watercolor but other papers work just as well. We have available: Watercolor, Artist Rag, Canvas, Enhanced Matte, Polypropylene, Vinyl, Wall Paper, Fabrics, etc. Prices are based on square footage of the image printed. Should you decide to make limited edition reproductions of your art Inkdrop will provide, for free, certificates of authenticity for each print to give to the purchaser for greater value.
Why Digital Reproductions?
More Sales - More Buyers
If all you sell are originals you miss out on the extra income you get from reproduction sales. There is a whole market of art buyers with limited funds who can't afford originals. This market can buy your giclee reproductions for a fraction of the price of originals.
Low up-front fees and being able to print only what you need, when you need it, makes giclee reproductions the perfect process for artists. When you order as you sell you won't have a large cash outlay and a stack of prints that may never sell.
Giclee prints offer a wider color range and are more accurate than lithograph prints. It is able to produce deep saturated colors and captures the essence of the original art.
Do you make postage stamp sized art? We can make postage stamp sized giclees. We can also print up to 44" wide by however long, for you large format artists.
Plethora of Substrates
We print on fine art papers and canvases that are acid free and have long archival qualities. We can also print on banner and poster materials for promotional purposes. FREE Paper Swatches...get yours today!
Quality Digital Captures
The saying goes, "You can't have a great pig roast without starting with a great pig" The same can be said for great quality giclee prints. To create a great print you need to start with a great quality file of your artwork. Inkdrop utilizes a state-of-the-art scanning back system capable of capturing images at 144 megapixels. But top quality equipment is only a part of the equation. Melanie at Inkdrop Arthaus has 30 years experience in copy photography and the eye for color and detail. Combine this with the technology and it adds up to the highest quality reproduction prints around.