Use Our Artists Web Page to Promote Your Art and You!

Over the last 15 years as Capital City Reprographics has evolved from a blue printer serving the construction trades to a color small and wide format digital printer, the staff here has had the opportunity to work with all sorts of artists.

Our artists run the spectrum from those that think of themselves as amateurs to those who are working full time and consider themselves as professionals.

We've been able to help them scan their original works and reproduce them digitally in all sorts of sizes and on all types of media.

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Small format reproductions like note and greeting cards and different types of calendars.


And from large format Giclee prints on watercolor paper, canvas and bond to our recently added acrylic, metal and textured substrate prints.


It's been fun to help our artists try new things and see them succeed in maximizing the value of their original works. To further support and showcase our artist’s clients, we thought we could help by creating an area of our web site just for them. That lead to the creation of the “our Artist” area of We have web pages that showcase some of our artist's work, include a small biography as well as links to their own websites, galleries or events where their work can be found.

This is not something that we charge for. Cap City Repro’s staff does it because we enjoy seeing our artists and their work get as much exposure as possible.

So take a look! If you are one of our artists and were not aware that we offered this service, please let us know we will work with you to gather the content we need to showcase you on “Our Artists” page!

A Brief History of Giclée Printing

What is a Giclée print and how can you use it?



Giclée is a term on current common usage in the print industry to describe a high quality fine art reproduction of either a physical original or a computer generated work of art. It can be printed on a number of different media types like coated papers, water color papers with texture or even canvas. These prints can be mounted, stretched and framed. Some artist will sign and number their prints. Others will enhance their Giclée with paint or other media creating an original work based on the print.


Giclée printing is not reserved for just fine artists. In this age when it seems everyone has a high resolution camera in their pocket or purse, you can use this printing technique to produce your own works of art from your favorite images. You can crop, color correct or add a filter to that image and have it printed any size easily up to 5 feet wide!



History of the term Giclée


Jack Duganne, a print maker working on the west coast is credited with coming up with the term Giclée. He was said to have been looking for a way to describe high quality inkjet prints without the poor quality connotation that 4 color inkjet printing implied. He settled on the term Giclée. A simple translation means a splash or spurt of liquid. Thus, a term for high quality digital reproductions was born!


If you have any questions about turning your photo or artwork into Giclée prints on paper or canvas please contact us at (517) 482-5431 or email us by using the LEARN MORE link.