It sure seemed that way when the Digital Painter engineers took on the mission to develop a state-of-the-art large format giclée printing system. Though giclée systems were already in existence, they were lacking in several key areas. So, the Digital Painter team forayed into the art community and asked them, the users, what they wanted to see in a giclée printing system. The team then sat down and prioritized their objectives. The Mission Objectives were:
  • Low-cost giclée reproduction
  • A printer that accepts a wide variety of art material
  • Photo quality output with no apparent dots
  • Archivability
  • Easy to own and operate
  • Complete training

After a year of research and development, the team debuted the fruits of its labor at the ABC Show in Atlanta on Sept. 25, 1999. Armed with two new printers, the GicléeChrome 4C and the GicléeChrome 6C, as well as new software and specially designed high performance workstations, the Digital Painter Large Format Giclée Printerô received excellent reviews.

The GicléeChrome 4C and GicléeChrome 6C printers utilize ceramic electric piezo print heads to render photo quality output with 1440 dpi and NO DOTS VISIBLE to the naked eye. The printers accept a wide variety of art materials and the output quality is exceptional on all media. Archival pigmented inks and dyes are used to provide long term archivability and accurate color fidelity. An advanced pressure roller assembly accepts roll and cutsheet media and leaves NO transport marks.

Each system is affordably and competitively priced and comes with a complete one-on-one training program straight from the guys who designed the machine...the Digital Painter engineers themselves.

Though the Digital Painter team felt that they met goals, the response from the public at the ABC Show when the new systems were unveiled confirmed it: