Does anyone have experience creating their own giclee prints, or recommendations for a printer?
No, they are definitely archival, but it would require my purchasing a 2200, which is enough of an expense that I may as well just outsource it. I have an 820p that can print “high quality inkjet” prints onto Arches watercolor paper. I’ve compared them with a loupe to digital prints made from a local printer, and the differences are slight enough to make me think that it’s an option to print my own with what I have, except for the archival part, which is a problem. I have considered purchasing a 1280, but that would be a little ways down the road. Ideally, I would like to find some way of doing very, very small print runs (50 or less) on very nice paper, with ink that lasts at least a good five to ten years. I don’t need prints that are larger than 8″x 10″, because the images I am starting with are all in the range of 3.5″x4.5″. And I don’t want to sell them for more than $16-20 a print. Am I being unreasonable? Should I just take the chance of printing my own inkjet prints and not wor
“Giclee” is just a word pretentious galleries and photographers use because they can’t bring themselves to call it an inkjet print. It comes from the french verb “gicler” meaning “to squirt”. you can see lines from the bubble jet or whatever it is if you hold the paper at the right angle in the light I’d try somewhere else.