About Giclée Prints

Until recently "fine art inkjet print" was somewhat regarded as an oxymoron.  Inkjet prints, also known as giclée prints, were subject to problems such as short term fading and discernable ink dot patterns.  However, technical advances have improved inkjet prints to the point that, with the appropriate ink and paper combinations, they have a tested projected image permanence of decades, if not centuries.  Improved image quality also makes the best inkjet prints virtually indistinguishable from traditional photo prints. 

Black and white images present an additional difficulty.  Color inkjet printers attempt use a perfectly neutral mix of color inks to produce a gray-scale image.  Generally, a completely monochromatic image is rarely achieved with this process.  Different densities in the image often have slightly different color hues due to subtle variations in the blending of the color inks.  This problem has been solved by using different densities of black ink in place of the color inks.  This ensures evenness of hue across the entire tonal range of the black and white print and improves the smoothness of the dot pattern.  An important additional benefit of this technique is extended print permanence over the replaced color inks.

The images you see in this web gallery were printed using monochromatic inks as described above.  They are likely to last for many decades without noticeable degradation.


Fine Art General Price Matrix

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By Quote

Print Only Size

  14X26 18X24 16X32 20X24 20X32 24X30 22X32 24X32 32X40 CUSTOM

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  $500.00 $550.00 $700.00 $600.00 $750.00 $850.00 $900.00 $900.00 $1300.00 By Quote
Glossy prints only, to retain full tonal range.  Archival materials.

Specific size prices may vary slightly from column categories due to image format, mat borders, etc.

Prices are indicated for recommended sizes.

Due to technical and aesthetic considerations, not all images are available in all sizes.  Please inquire.


Shipping & Handling

General Image Size

Print Only



Up to 11X14












Larger than 30X40




Personal delivery is available within 50 miles of Albuquerque
or Santa Fe, New Mexico for $40



For more information regarding fine art black and white inkjet printing services or to purchase fine art black and white giclée prints by John Lytton contact: Lytton Imaging