Premium Prints

A word about our in-house PREMIUM PRINTS at Michael Willems Photo.

First of all, they are “Giclée” prints. Giclée is a French term meaning “to spray”, referring to how an inkjet printer works and how giclee prints are usually produced. These large format inkjet printers use small spraying devices that can both match color and apply ink very precisely.

A Giclée print is a print that:

 1: Is high resolution (300 dpi or more)

 2: Uses pigment-based inks, not the more usual (and cheaper) dye-based inks. Pigment-based inks give excellent colour rendition, and pigments do not fade the way dyes do.

 3: Is always made on Professional Photo Paper.

 4: Is made by a larger model printer, that uses ten or more different colours (as opposed to the kind of printer you might have at home, which uses far fewer colour cartridges). This ensure excellent colour accuracy.

To call a print a Giclée print you must meet all four requirements above. Our PREMIUM PRINTS are Giclée prints.

But more than that, the price also includes our personal involvement. We make sure your work meets the right quality requirements; we crop if necessary; we adjust where adjustments are needed; we advise on other edits we think will make your print even better – so that you can enjoy it for many years to come as a beautiful work of art.

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