What Is A Giclee Print

Giclée prints are large format reproductions made from original art or photographs printed on a variety of media – watercolor paper, canvas, photographic paper, and other material. This type of art reproduction is becoming the new standard in the art industry, and is widely embraced for its quality by major museums, galleries, publishers, artists, and photographers. Giclée prints have captured the imaginations of many artists and photographers because of its exceptional quality, longevity, and flexibility. The result is breathtaking.

Giclée (jee-clay) is a French word meaning “to spray or to squirt ink” originated in the 17th century. This method of printing was developed in 1989 as a digital method of fine art printing. It is the latest ground-breaking technological advancement of Fine Art Printing with a resolution higher than the traditional 4-color offset or lithography printing, and a wider color range than a serigraph.

Giclée produced prints are completely faithful to the artist’s original and they have the look and feel of an original art. The latest inks used are very stable, giving fade and color shift resistance and offer 70-150 year light-fastness and UV-resistance under museum archival condition, and 70 years under average indoor light conditions.