Did you know that CatPrint offers archival quality Giclée printing?
Questions you might have about Giclée poster print are:
What is Giclée printing?
How do I set up files for a Giclée job?
What is a wide format job?
How do I set up a wide format or Giclée job through the CatPrint site?
The answers to all of those questions are below:
What is Giclée Printing?
Put simply, Giclée printing refers to fade-resistant, pigment based, archival quality, inkjet printing.
Giclée printing is used when your print job requires the absolute best print quality possible. This type of printing is commonly used for digital art prints and high quality reproductions of traditional art.
What are the File Requirements?
Just like with our toner based digital printing, your file needs to be at least 300 DPI. They should be high-resolution JPGs, PDFs, TIFFs, or PNGs created in CMYK color format.
Additionally, the file dimensions must be EXACTLY the same size as the print dimensions. For example, if you are printing a 24”x36” poster, your files must be 24”x36”. Full bleed jobs need to be sized 1/4″ larger than the final cut size.
Finally, the widest print our HP Inkjet Printer can produce is 44”, so be sure to keep that in mind when designing your files.
What Is Considered a Wide Format Job?
Any print larger than a no bleed 12″x18″ is considered wide format by CatPrint’s standards.
Prints larger than 12”x18” must be printed using our HP Inkjet Printer, on either our Luster Gloss Poster Paper or Art Quality Poster Canvas which can be selected from the bottom of the paper selection menu on the Order Builder page.
How Do I Set Up a Giclée Job?
If you want your job to be printed on our HP Inkjet Printer, simply select the “Luster Gloss Poster Paper” or “Art Quality Poster Canvas” from the paper menu on the Order Builder page. Afterwards, you can fill in the rest of your print job specifications.
Please note that you do not have to print larger than 12”x18” to use the HP Inkjet Printer; we can do smaller sizes as well! However, please keep in mind that the substrates we now offer can only be printed on one side.
Keep an eye on our social media and monthly newsletters for announcements about new substrates in the upcoming months. Take the survey below if you have a substrate in mind that you would like to see us start carrying!