At Maison Charlot, we use the giclée technique to produce high-quality prints on 315g archival cotton paper. The giclée printing process involves using high-quality, pigment-based inks to produce prints with smooth gradations, vibrant colours, and a long-lasting lifespan. 

One of the benefits of giclée prints is that they are highly customisable. We can print giclée prints in a range of sizes to suit your needs, and we can also adjust the colour and contrast of the prints to ensure that they match the original artwork as closely as possible.

Our art prints are made on 315g archival cotton paper which is a heavyweight paper, ideal for museum quality reproduction. It is made from 100% cotton fibres and has a smooth, matte finish that is perfect for reproducing the subtle details and tones of original artwork. The paper is also acid-free and pH-neutral, which means it will not yellow or deteriorate over time.

Overall, the giclée art print technique is an excellent choice for reproducing fine art prints that are of the highest quality and will stand the test of time.


Difference between Giclée fine art prints and Inkjet prints

One of the main differences between giclée prints and traditional inkjet prints is the quality of the materials used. Giclée prints are made using pigment-based inks and archival-quality paper, while traditional inkjet prints are made using dye-based inks and lower-quality paper. The combination of pigment-based inks and archival-quality paper results in giclée prints that have a longer lifespan and are more resistant to fading and deterioration.

Another difference is the printing process itself. Giclée prints are produced using high-resolution digital scans of the original artwork, which are then printed onto the paper using specialised inkjet printers. Traditional inkjet prints, on the other hand, are produced by sending a digital file directly to the printer, which then prints the image onto the paper. The higher resolution and precision of the giclée printing process results in prints that are more detailed and accurate in terms of colour and tone.

In terms of cost, giclée prints are generally more expensive than traditional inkjet prints due to the higher quality materials and printing process. However, for artists and collectors who value the longevity and accuracy of the prints, the additional cost is often worth it.

Quality control and shipment

Once the printing process is complete, the art prints are carefully inspected to ensure that they meet the highest standards of quality. In addition to producing high-quality art prints, we also take great care in packaging and shipping our giclée prints to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition. At Maison Charlot, we use sturdy cardboard packaging to protect the prints during shipping.