Why Digigraphie® and Who is it for?

  • Artists
  • Galleries
  • Museums

More freedom and visibility for artists

Artists are the primary beneficiaries of this new label. Digigraphie® gives artists more freedom, more visibility and allows them to control their own production.

More visibility

By definition, an original work is unique. Digigraphie® offers every artist the opportunity of wider distribution of their creation by offering a high quality limited-edition.

A fully-fledged artist

Digigraphie® gives pride of place to imagination and creation. "I am an author, composer and interpreter" Philip Plisson loves to stress. The photographer is not just content with taking a photograph, but also produces the print and gives the image the layout he prefers. The possibilities are endless.

Controlled production

Epson printer technology enables artists to control the quality and quantity of their production. Digigraphie® prevents any plagiarism as each piece of work is numbered, stamped and signed. Each print is part of a limited-edition. Once the limited-edition quantity is reached, there are no additional prints.

Prints as required

Artists are free to print their works over time, when they wish, without the risk of tarnishing their creation. Digigraphie® guarantees perfect reproduction of colours and nuances. The work does not change over time. Artists can, therefore, produce their works based on demand.

Better use of heritage

Using Digigraphie®, means extending the life of a work. Artists have a new form of expression and a new support for renewing their heritage. It is a valuable alternative to either single work or large print-runs.

An on-line gallery

Digigraphie artists now have their own gallery on this site. Each artist can register and present their portfolio of Digigraphies for free.

Galleries bursting with life

Digigraphie® offers exciting opportunities for galleries. One advantage is Digigraphie® offers galleries new original works. Every print produced by a Digigraphie® artist is, in effect, an original creation, numbered and signed. Galleries can therefore have a multiple offer and can sell a limited-edition series of a unique work.

Digigraphie® Collection

Another advantage of Digigraphie® is the sale of Digigraphies Collection. This specific label relates to the works of deceased artists. The heirs of a deceased artist can produce Digigraphies of his/her works and exhibit them in a gallery. This is a way of re-valuing the artistic heritage of an artist.

Museums proud of their heritage

The Collection Digigraphie® label attracts museums across Europe. All museums, both national and private, can now offer visitors the chance to acquire a limited-edition quality piece of work.

Digigraphie can offer visitors the chance to leave with an exceptional, durable reproduction of their favourite work (painting or photo). It's a fantastic opportunity to introduce an artistic heritage into your home. The sale of Collection Digigraphies could be done during a temporary exhibition or during a visit of permanent works.

A large choice of Art papers

Digigraphie is directly related to the support materials used. Epson has selected a range of art papers dedicated to Digigraphie, to provide artists with a vast choice of materials: Art paper that is smooth, ultra-smooth, textured, watercolour, velvet, canvas, etc. All these materials have been tested by independent laboratories to guarantee the stability of the work over time. The complete list of Digigraphie® art papers can be found under Technologies and Materials.

Albert Kahn Museum: From the autochrome to the Collection Digigraphie®

The Albert Kahn museum is a Digigraphie® convert. It was one of the first museums to produce and exhibit Digigraphies from its collection.

Albert Kahn, a French banker and philanthropist, aspired to a peaceful world in which understanding and knowledge of other cultures would end intolerance. From 1909 to 1931 he hired photographers and sent them around the world taking colour pictures, building his "Archive of the Planet":

Today, the collection of 72,000 colour negative plates, the largest in the world, provides a "clear picture of the evolution of the planet". To share and distribute this unique heritage, the Albert Kahn museum has chosen to go digital and offers Digigraphies to its visitors. Epson technology is reviving these historic plates.