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What Is A Giclée Print?

And Why It Is The Printing Choice For Professional Photographers and Artists.

The art of fine art printing has become even more precise with the advent of the revolutionary Giclée (ghee-clay) printing process. A giclée print is as rewarding visually as it is technically amazing. For brilliant, exquisite color and razor-sharp detail it is unsurpassed. This type of art reproduction is quickly becoming the new standard in the art industry and is widely embraced for its quality by major museums, galleries, publishers, and artists. A Giclée print is simply the closest duplication of an original artwork that is humanly, mechanically, or technically possible.

The cornerstone of this process is enhanced digital ink jet printing. The printers are specifically designed for the rigorous and precise criteria of fine art collectors and connoisseurs of museum quality limited edition prints.

The word, “Giclée”, itself is French and means spurt or squirt, in this case meaning “spray of ink”.  Once completed an image is comprised of literally billions of droplets of ink. The latest Giclée printing technology enhanced the standard 4-color process to an 8-color process.

The resulting print has no perceptible dot pattern, an endless array of richly saturated color, and every nuance of the original image. The most archival pigment-based inks available in the world are used. The latest inks offer a 150 – 400 year lightfastness and UV-resistance under museum archival conditions.