Iris Printing Alternative
For over twenty years, giclee printing has revolutionized fine art print-making. The process to pioneer this technique was the Iris printer. "Giclee" basically means "to squirt ink," the Iris inkjet plotter did just that, it sprayed ink onto any medium that could be strapped to it's 36" drum.
However, the Iris does have it's drawbacks. It is limited to the size of it's drum. A 24 x 72" panorama could never be made on an Iris. It also uses less-archival dye-based inks. These inks don't last the test of time like pigmented inks.
Epson is the leader in professional inkjet technology for the 21st century, and has proven it time and time again with it's 44" printers such as the Epson 9800 stylus pro printer, and the Epson 9600 Stylus Pro Printer.
These printers are capable of printing up to 44" wide and as long as you want (with a 3rd-party RIP). They use Epson's amazing UltraChrome ink technology, which provides color reproduction almost as stunning as dye inks, with the archivability of pigmanted inks (lasting an average of 150 years under normal display conditions).
So if you've been sold on giclee prints, and were considering using an Iris Printer, have us print your images on the Epson instead.
Mail: BAE c/o MasterLab, 5209 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84107