Oaktree Press on IRIS prints
“There are many types of inkjet printers but there is only one IRIS. Only a print produced on an IRIS printer can be called an IRIS Giclee print.”
“IRIS nozzles have an airbrush-like quality and high pressure spray that forces ink deeply into the paper. This gives IRIS prints a rich color and three dimensional quality that no photograph or other inkjet printer can match. IRIS printers have 32 different droplets sizes, spraying four million droplets per second. Even the newest Epson printers have only three droplet sizes, which are applied in a dithered pattern and result in prints that have a flat magazine-like appearance. Unlike other inkjet printers, we print on only 100% rag uncoated & acid free fine art papers with beautiful textures and the finest high quality canvas.”
To quote printmaker Greg Welch, on the advantages of Iris technology :
“The Iris printer achieves a quality which mirrors the resolution of our reality better than any digital printer in use today. Up close other inkjet printers are stamping a grid in a mechanical fashion whereas the controlled random chaos of the Iris spray gives a more organic feel.”
“It is really a digitally controlled brush with a range from fluffy highlight detail to wonderful deep saturation in the shadows. What makes this possible is that the Iris prints tiny dots of unsurpassed subtlety at one extreme all the way to large dense dots at the other. Under magnification you can see that these different sized dots are layered loosely upon themselves to build this truly saturated color. This gives accuracy and richness from the thinnest tints to the pure colors, to the near black tones.”“The Iris print has a three dimensional quality and it resonates in a way that draws you in. Other printers yield a pleasing image but we feel they are flat and cold when viewed in comparison with an Iris print Simply put the Iris is an instrument, and in the artist’s hands it will sing for you.
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