Fine Art Traditional Printing Information (Giclée) :
Prints are produced using a state ‐of‐the‐art twelve ink archival Canon Lucia EX pigment ink printer; these pigment inks combine the gloss of dye ink with the vivid colors and weather resistance of pigment ink. With this printing technology, colors are more true to image files than with chemical prints and can achieve 1200 dpi resolution with ink drop sizes as small as 4 Pico liters. The printer’s built in calibration system achieves consistent results and allows prints to be processed in 16‐bit format.

DuraPlaq products with these prints achieve greater than a 115 year archival rating by the Wilhelm Institute. Prints can be produced up to 60 inches wide at any given length; please note that many of our products have a 48”x96” limitation for a single piece. For more information on the printing process and associated archival rating, please view the following website: http://www.wilhelm‐ There are currently three paper types offered: satin, metallic, and canvas. We can print on specialty paper and materials by request.

Satin Paper Prints:
The most popular paper, this acid‐free premium‐quality photo paper is slightly textured and maintains a satin (or luster) surface. It is similar to E‐surface papers utilized in darkroom printing; however the print surface doesn’t show fingerprints, reflect glare like glossy papers, and provides greater color accuracy. It has excellent ink retention properties yielding an exceptionally large color gamut for bright, realistically saturated colors and accurate skin tones.

Metallic Paper Prints:
Meeting more fine art demands, metallic prints are sure to please photographers seeking a paper with a slightly metallic surface and higher gloss than the regular paper. These prints yield a pearlescent metallic sheen that gives prints a sharp, vibrant, and exceptionally rich‐looking appearance. This paper looks much like traditional ‘wet’ photo paper with the control of an inkjet printer. This paper is suitable for the entire DuraPlaq product line and recommended for PlexiPlaq and AlumaPlaq products to achieve a truly fine art product.

Canvas Prints:
Meeting the traditional needs of canvas prints, a bright‐white, matte‐coated poly/cotton blend canvas with relatively smooth Oxford 2 over 1 weave is utilized. Due to the nature of woven canvas, the surface may vary and have imperfections in the canvas surface and texture. DuraPlaq will not replace any canvas print due to such irregularities in the paper. This paper combined with the inkjet process provides an extensive color gamut and color‐consistency needed to fulfill a wide range of art‐reproduction and photo printing requirements. This paper facilitates superior stretching and finishing for all of our canvas products.