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Old 12-07-2005, 11:56 AM   #1
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Can anyone suggest an on-line, reputable company which would do giclees of some of my digital images?
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:09 PM   #2
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Hi there!

I just got some giclees done myself and they came out wonderfully! I used a place that is close to me, but you can do it all over the internet with them and they will ship it to you. They have a system where you can upload your image via their website. Here's the link:

http://www.lazarusgroup.com/index.php

The guy to talk to, if you call or e-mail, is Jon Bidwell. He does the printing, etc, himself. It's a small company, and I like dealing with a place where they remember you and your name. The quality is top notch, and they took the time to answer any little question I had.
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:33 PM   #3
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Thank you Lacey, I will check them out today and let you know how it goes.
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Hey Pat..... how did it go?

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Old 03-23-2007, 11:15 PM   #5
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I can pass on reviews of one and a half. LOL.

I ordered four gallery wrapped, coated, canvas gicless from Pixel Outpost. The color was spot on to what I see on my monitor. However, I tested one of the canvases for durabilty to handle an accidental spray of water (sneeze, plant watering over-spray, etc). I got a finger wet and gently rubbed back and forth a few swipes on the back of the gallery wrap. The pigment lifted quite easily. I coated all four myself after that to protect them. I sent an inquiry to the company just in case ther may be a reasonable explanation such as the one I tested was accidentally missed or only the fronts were coated. I only tested the back so I didn't ruin the picture side. I never got a reply.

After the Pixel Outpost disappointment, I ordered samples from comapnies so I could test the durability of the waterproof coating before an order was placed. I have received samples, including a canvas sample, from Staples Fine Art Printing. THis is unrelated to Staples Office Supply. I literally submerged the canvas sample in water and scrubbed the image side. The front beaded up water even with the srubbing and even the water on the backside did not disturb the pigment. On my next order, I plan to try them. They are more expensive and have a more convoluted and time consuming process than Pixel Outpost though. With Pixel I merely uploaded the file and paid. With Staples, figuring out the price is head spinning and you have to send a CD of the file instead of a quick upload. Then you approve a test print. Then they print the order. It looks like you cannot just order one giclee, but like I said, the order form is head-spinning. I could be wrong and you can order one only.

Just my experiences so far on the road to finding a giclee printer I like.
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