How good is the resolution on Giclee prints?
How good is the resolution on Giclee prints?Answer: Some printers offer exceptionally high resolution, 1800 dpi in the case of the Iris 3047 and MacDermid Colorspan printers, 2880 from some Epson models. Comparing the claims of different printers can be tricky, with ‘actual’ and ‘aparrent’ DPI giving different figures. DPI isn’t the only factor to consider, however: to create the appearance of a continuous tonal range, a printer must be able to produce graduated values for each color. Some printers, such as the 300 DPI IRIS 3047G, can produces 512 shades by varying the size of the ink drops. To be sure you’ll be happy with your print, ask the printer to show you examples of their work, reproductions of artwork which is similar to yours, and judge the end results for yourself. Resolution will also depend on the substrate (paper or canvas) used for the print.
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