What are Fine Art Prints or Museum Quality Prints?

April 18, 2013




As per today’s definition, a Fine Art Print is most often a high-quality inkjet print.

These are commonly printed from digital pictures on an acid-free paper using archival inks.

As per many professionals, there are three qualities in a print to be called a Fine Art or a Museum Quality print.

  • It has to have the accuracy and subtlety of color, tonality, and contrast
  • It has to be printed on a quality paper that both, supports and enhances the – mood, feeling and impact of the image
  • The print has to have the archival properties and durability, that will ensure its longevity as a piece of art.

Now there is another term Giclèe, which again is quite commonly used. What does that mean?