Our giclee prints are created using a specialty, large-format fine art printer designed to produce archival, museum-grade prints. We take our time with each print, carefully working to ensure our printer produces the sharpest possible image.
"Giclee" is an art market term for prints that have been made using the highest quality, state-of-the-art inkjet printing processes and materials. Giclee prints are required to have been produced using pigment inks, extremely precise inkjet nozzles, and archival-rated papers.
Unlike most inkjet prints that use dye-based inks, our printer uses pigment inks carefully laid down onto premium paper substrates to ensure the maximum amount of vibrancy, saturation, and color reproduction.
Most inkjet printers have 4 ink colors (CMYK). Our printer has a dozen ink colors, ensuring our prints have an ultra-wide color gamut and high dynamic range. This means that the colors in the print have a sublime vibrancy and are rich with contrast. Furthermore, color gradients found in subjects such as vivid sunsets and flowing water are silky smooth and appear true-to-life.
The materials and methods we use in our printing process have been designed to meet the most demanding standards for archival length set by leading museums and galleries. Our giclee prints will retain perfect color permanence for 150+ years in typical lighting conditions and have a theoretical archival rating of 200+ years in cold storage.
Our award-winning master printmakers have over 5 decades of experience calibrating advanced printing equipment, adjusting chemical balances, and more - all to ensure an impeccably perfect output with every single print. Furthermore, every digital file of a VAST photo goes through an extensive proofing and refining process to prepare it to look its very best when printed.
A VAST Print is a one-of-a-kind artwork with no expense or effort spared in its creation. To protect its value and prove its authenticity, VAST Prints come with both traditional authenticity documentation as well as innovative new digital provenance tracking technology.
In addition, the authenticity and provenance of each print is tracked and verified using state-of-the-art digital blockchain technology, the same secure, distributed, immutable, digital ledger mechanism that powers Bitcoin. This unique, forward-thinking capability reinforces the truly cutting-edge nature of our prints.