What are the substantial differences of the Giclèe print from lithographic art printing? Here is a quick comparison that highlights the strengths of both.
The Giclée printing technique is an art print made digitally in an individual way, in high definition and printed on inkjet machines. This French term literally means “to spray”, and can get to use up nine different colors offering a good level of brightness, with a continuous shade and generally ensuring a good performance over the years.
The printing of lithographic art, carried out with the lithographic technique of Offset printing machines, has some features that make it much more reliable, manages to enhance the typical details of an art print and for this is still the most used technique. Although the quality of digital printing has made great strides in recent years, the definition of a lithographic art print unlike the Glicèe print is superior with a sharpness difficult to match.
The advantages of lithographic printing, the print that we at PrintLitoArt offer to artists and art galleries, are the clarity of the images printed on 18 different types of paper, from one to six colors, ensuring a better definition of the nuances and details of the artwork, also thanks to the use of special colors, so-called pantone, and metallic elements such as the gold effect of hot stamping, all with a total color adjustment.
The difference between the Giclèe and the traditional lithographic printing we propose can be found not only in the technical aspects, but also in the quantity of copies, because despite the start-up limits of normal offset printing, thanks to our printing machines we can guarantee speed and quality already from short runs, always with an eye to production costs, so as to make the print of art lithographs of PrintLitoArt accessible to everyone.