|Guest article by Nathan Jelovich
Emily, the print and color specialist at Imagekind shares five tips to make sure your giclee prints produce perfectly.
1) Be sure that you have the highest quality file possible. This means taking a picture of your painting with the very best camera that you have available, or taking your pieces to be scanned or photographed by a professional. A poorly photographed or scanned piece is going to print poorly. If you do not have the resources to do this yourself, many wonderful companies can do digital capture for a reasonable price. This is the MOST important part of preparing your work, and the number one reason that customers return prints. If your digital file is not high quality, then no matter how wonderful the original photograph or painting is, it will not reproduce well.
2) Do NOT resize your digital file to increase the size. If your image is not large enough to print at the size that you would like, then you must re-photograph or re-scan it. Resizing it in Photoshop to make it bigger will cause it to become pixilated and obscured with artifacts. Many beginners to giclee printing make this mistake.
3) Be sure your image is print-ready! Remove any dust spots, boost contrast if you need it, sharpen, or add any additional borders before uploading it or sending it to the printer. Giclee prints are very detailed high-resolution reproductions and small flaws have the potential of being visible.
Continue reading the other two tips at the Imagekind Blog.
About the Author
Nathan Jelovich is an online Social Media Specialist at Imagekind and writes for the Imagekind Blog where he utilizes various New Marketing outlets to help artists sell their artwork.