The term Giclée (pronounced zhee-clay) was coined in 1991, to refer to the product of an ink spray (gicler, in French) process of developing the methods for the preparation of high quality reproductions and the use of the word was intended to distinguish fine art prints from other commercial printing processes.
A giclée begins with a high resolution digital file of the artwork. The image can be photographed or scanned directly. The image is then adjusted, using computer software, to insure that the color balance and tonality closely match the original. The giclée is prepared directly from the digital file.
Not all digital prints are giclées. Only digital prints that are created using special high-resolution printers, archival inks which meet strict printmaking standards can be truly marketed as giclée prints. These fine art reproductions are laboratory rated to provide several decades, if not a century or more, of lasting print quality.
P R I N T I N G I N F O R M A T I O N
Acid-free Papers: Epson Watercolor Paper 190 gsm, Canvas, Kodak Metallic Paper and Canon Semi-Luster
Printer: Canon Pro-100 large format printer 13" x 19"
Dye Ink: Canon ChromaLife100
G I C L E E A N D P H O T O G R A P H I C P R I N T S I Z E S