What is a Giclée?

/What is a Giclée?

What is a Giclée?

Giclée (pronouned ‘zhee-clay’) in French means ‘a spray or squirt of liquid’. This is the method used to create fine art reproductions with amazing resolution and clarity. Giclées are produced from a digital image or scan of the original art. The digital image is then sent to a high quality printer which can print on a variety of mediums (canvas, papers, etc). The inks used are not standard home quality printer inks but pigmented inks which are meant to last without fading or cracking. Depending on the printer, it may use between 6-12 different inks to produce the colors on the medium. Without exposure to sunlight, the inks will not show any fading for well over 100 years.

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