About Giclée Printing
The Definition: Giclée - The French word "giclée"
means a spray or a spurt of liquid.
The Term: The term "giclée print" connotes an
elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high
resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto
various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The
giclée printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of
The Process: Giclée prints are created typically
using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers.
The Quality: The quality of the giclée print rivals
traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly
found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.
The Market: Numerous examples of giclée prints can
be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern
Art, and the Chelsea Galleries. Recent auctions of giclée prints have
fetched prices up to $25,000.
These giclées are printed on PremierArt Water Resistant
Canvas for Epson which will satisfy even the most demanding professional
by providing the finest image quality. The canvas is made from a durable
blend of 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton, this unique heavyweight, quality
canvas utilizes a tight weave that is ideal for fine art reproductions. It
offers a high resolution coating that is pliable enough to withstand
stretching without sagging, and displays a subtle texture for a true
artistic look and feel.
Combined with incredible color reproduction, PremierArt
Water Resistant Canvas for Epson provides a high gloss finish, instant dry
versatility, and water resistance to allow for all applications that
require the highest image quality and an archival display life.