The Giclée Print
“The word giclée, (“zhee-clay”) refers to a high quality print process used in fine art printing and recognized around the world. Modern technology ink jet printers spray a fine stream of archival ink – more than 4 million droplets per second – onto fine art paper, photo-base paper or canvas. Because no screens are used, giclée prints have a higher resolution than lithographs. Displaying a full color spectrum, giclée prints capture every nuance of an original painting – be it watercolor, oil, or acrylic. The artists’ color approval and input are essential for creating the final custom setting for the edition.
The giclée has gained wide acceptance from artists like David Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg, and are on display at major institutions such as the New York City Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Chelsea Galleries, Chicago Art Institute and the LA County Museum.”