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Hunter Editions and the Art of Giclée
Quality in Archival Roland Giclée
Since its founding in 1994, Hunter Editions, located in the beautiful coastal town of Kennebunk, Maine, has been at the forefront of the digital printmaking revolution. We use state-of-the-art digital technology to help hundreds of artists, photographers and illustrators from around the world realize their creative visions. That wealth of hands-on experience has allowed us to refine our printmaking process and contribute to technological advancements in the industry.
Our canvas Giclée process – the most advanced form of digital printmaking – is a remarkably flexible and effective means of reproducing art. As a relatively new printmaking technique, Giclée (pronounced ghee-clay) prints have captured the hearts of many artists. These prints provide unsurpassed color depth and life like reproduction of the original artworks.
The technical part of the process begins with a quality, high resolution, digital capture of the original art. Hunter Editions uses a state-of-the-art 4 x 5 camera that captures up to a 126 million pixels or a 380 Mb file. This is then converted for out put representing the millions of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black pixels that will be printed. The image is viewed in a carefully calibrated graphic display where any necessary corrections or adjustments for color or contrast are made to ensure that the print faithfully reproduces the original image. Using museum quality pigmented inks; the image is printed on a specially selected archival canvas. A series of custom proofs fine tunes the image in preparation for final printing.
On the Roland printer, canvas up to 54” widths, is printed and then coated with a highly water-resistant UV protective coating allowing these reproductions to be displayed without glass. When a 100+ year archival life is required, a Roland Giclée is an excellent choice.
Hunter Editions craftsmanship and innovative digital process—it’s fine art redefined!
Hunter Editions ٠ 759 Alewive Road ٠ Kennebunk, ME 04043
(888) 278-4747 ٠ www.huntereditions.com