Kay Harden edition of 12
Linda Parkinson edition of 150
Paula Golightly edition of 12
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Meridian Fine Art publishes fine art reproductions
of the hightest quality. Sometimes referred to as giclée, each print is
carefully reproduced to match the original artwork. The process begins with
the artist's original artwork which is then photographed with an ultra-high
resolution scanning camera, followed by rigorous color matching and proofing. The artist
collaborates and provides final approval for the edition. Each print is then
signed and numbered by the artist then packaged with a California legal
certificate of authenticity (COA).
Take a look at the Artist Galleries page to see
examples of our printwork. All artists with limited edition or pigment
prints are featuring prints from Meridian Fine Art.
This page was last updated November 1, 2010. Look for further additions including an expanded
list of services as well as frequently asked questions in the coming months.
About Fine Art Prints
Many have heard the term giclée (zhee-clay) as well as Iris print.
The term giclée is a euphemism for an inkjet print with a strong
connection to archival digital reproductions from original works of art. Iris
is a trade name that refers to the first inkjet printer able to produce
"art quality" prints. Iris prints are specific to Iris inkjet printers
while giclée more generically refers to any inkjet print that
is derived from an original work of art.
Meridian Fine Art works with large format advanced inkjet printers,
water and fade resistant pigment ink and archival cotton papers or
cotton/poly blend canvas. We have a wide range of paper choices from
some of the world's oldest and most famous mills including Crane, Hahnemuhle,
Canson and Arches.
Often prints are difficult to discern from originals. It is accurate to say
that our printing process is known as giclée but we generally avoid
the euphemism and favor terms such as, fine art print, pigment print, or even
digital fine art reproduction. Admittedly, the term giclée has become difficult to avoid as
it has been widely embraced by the mainstream community. In anycase,
these prints ought not be confused with color copier or toner prints,
offset printing or chemically processed photo prints.
About Our Fine Art Print Service
In creating the best digital fine art reproductions possible we provide in-house photography
using scanning camera technology that can exceed 144 mega-pixels. To
protect your artwork, we use low UV lighting for exposure and when
needed we can cross-polarize, as well as enhance or subdue texture.
We have great tools, years of experience, and a large client base. Meridian
Fine Art remains the only service provider in Humboldt County that specializes
in photographing and printing artwork for reproduction.
Our service is custom and collaborative. We aim for the highest quality
and your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are an artist interested
in prints from your original artwork, digital art or photography then
you are invited to make an appointment to view samples and discuss
how our services can help with your goals. Call Joseph Wilhelm at (707) 826-7184.
Digital printing and photography since 1999.
© 2007-2012 Meridian Fine Art. Images copyrighted by the associated artists. All rights reserved.