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Glenn handcrafts his fine art traditional images using archival processes to bring out the utmost in brilliance, luminosity, and emotional impact. These images not only provide a source of enjoyment today, but can be passed down for generations to come. As with any valuable art piece, these images are created with care and compassion, and are perfect for the discriminating collector.
Glenn creates images from his photography, then prints and processes them on fiber based paper and mats them using the finest materials available. Framing to compliment any décor is available. Glenn’s images grace collections throughout the United States and have been exhibited widely both here as will as internationally. For more information, contact Glenn Hohnstreiter.
The color images are digitally printed using archival methods. These digital images are printed using a special process to provide the absolute best in archival properties, impact, and emotional appeal. For more information, contact Glenn Hohnstreiter
The Definition: Giclée (zhee-klay) – The French word “giclée” is a noun that means a spray of liquid. Also called “Archival Pigment Ink Print,” Giclée now refers to fine-art printing. Glenn F. Hohnstreiter Photography now uses the finest giclée printers and print media not only for his fine art photographs but also as a service to artists, reproduction of oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, or other media.
The Process: Giclée prints are created by Glenn using professional 8 to 12 color Hewlett-Packard Designjet or Epson Stylus Pro ink-jet printers. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Print capability is up to 44 inches wide with any length up to 50 feet.
Support for Artists to Reproduce Their Artwork: The term “giclée print” connotes a significant advantage, not only to the photographs of Glenn F. Hohnstreiter Photography, but also to the watercolor, oil, acrylic, or pastel artist in that their works of art can be reproduced accurately with extreme color fidelity. Using high resolution digital capture equipment, the scans are printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, watercolor, and photo-based paper. The giclée printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
Giclée prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived digital files are created for a permanent record enabling future printing on demand. Another tremendous advantage of giclée printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
The Quality: The quality of the giclée print exceeds or rivals lithography, traditional silver-halide, and chromomeric printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photo galleries.
Giclée prints by Glenn F. Hohnstreiter Photography are printed on archival material such as fine-art paper, watercolor paper, canvas, and photographic papers using Vivera dye- and pigment-based color inks. All materials used are certified and rated by the Fine Art Trade Guild to withstand fading and deterioration for more than 100 years if properly displayed out of direct sunlight and protected by glass or other UV inhibiting material. Wilhelm Imaging Research has evaluated Vivera inks on similar archival materials with estimated lifetimes of more than 200 years for indoor locations. Giclée prints can also be matted and framed according to archival standards.