Prior to modern day Giclee, Lithography was initially created in the late 1700’s using plates. However the high cost of producing custom plates and its limiting use of only 4 inks: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, made if highly inefficient. And impossible impossible to reproduce bright colors found in original works of art.
|Example 1: Lithography process|
|Example 2: Giclee Print|
What does the future of fine Giclee hold? You can expect improvements in speed and color ranges, and present trends suggest prices of hardware and Giclee printers might decrease.