The word 'Giclée' is associated with 1) fine art reproduction PROCESS and 2) the product of the process which is PRINT. Giclee PROCESS is based on digital technology. 'Giclée' is a French word meaning "to squirt or spurt." The Giclée printer squirts over 4 million microscopic droplets of ink per second onto canvas or paper.

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Giclee PRINT is a superior quality reproduction which became most popular in the past decade. Giclée printers use archival inks which make the archival properties of giclées much higher than lithography or silkscreen prints. Pigmented inks used have a light fastness rating up to 200 years. Not only Giclees are going to last longer than we live, their visual quality is also undeniably greater which makes it hard sometimes to distinct giclees from the originals. Prints must not be exposed to direct sunlight just as any original artwork. Under normal lighting conditions, our inks will not show noticeable fading for at least 200 years.

What distinguishes Giclée from other printmaking methods?

  • Consistency with museum archival standards.
  • The use of pigment based archival inks (no dyes).
  • All our papers and canvases are archival specifically designed by the finest manufacturers.
  • Giclée is 'on-demand' printing, you have a choice between ordering one or many prints at a time.
  • Giclee prints can be individually varnished and embellished with UV protective mediums that can imitate brush stroke or palette knife 3-dimentional texture to give a print the feel of a real painting.


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