In the past with commercial photographic printing, a lab would make a print from a negative without consultation. Assuming that a standard negative will produce a standard print. Many giclee printers and service bureaus continue in this tradition and demand a perfect file to make a basic print. This process can be unsatisfactory for fine artists who requires a greater degree of control to develop the subtleties of their image. It's also very frustrating as an artist to walk away with a dissatisfactory print and to not know why or what can be done about it. We don't do this we proof, we discus and we advise, we can also work with you to get the print you want.
Some artists have a single giclee or even a body of work that they wish to make but dont have the equipment, knowledge or perhaps the experience to be able to control process. They cant 'see' what the file holds because their equipment or knowledge just isn't good enough to show them what they are working with. They may wish to undergo a 'hands on' printing service where multiple print proofs can be made and the giclee developed under their supervision until it reaches a state with which they are satisfied. This is 'print-making' as opposed to 'printing' and we offer this as a special service geared toward helping you get the image you want out of your file.
Lastly as it's difficult to acquire the calibrated equipment and proof printers to be able to tell if the file you have is perfect. What you get from your own personal desktop printer will usually not much resemble what will come out of a calibrated system or in fact any other system than yours. So we offer a printing service where we can make the changes to a file to enable it to be printed on any calibrated system. The process is quicker and cheaper if you can offer an example of how they would like the print to look then what we do is take your print and make the file match your desired output.
These are just a couple of the many ways in which giclee prints can be made. In each way of working all files and artists are different so please ask for an estimate.