is giclee fine art printing?
Giclee (pronounced jhee-clay) reproductions
were originally developed in 1989 as a digital method of
fine art printing. The French word "Gicless" means
"to spray ink." Oringinal art work is photographed
either by an 8 x 10 camera an scanned, or photographed with
a large format digital camera. The resulting files are stored
in the computer, then output to a high-resolution inkjet
Why a giclee?
During the printing process the four standard
CMYK colors are used as well as light cyan, light magenta
and light black. The result is great detail and texture
in the highlights, midtones and shadows. The print heads
are also adjustable so that work can be reproduced on canvas
or paper at 1800 dpi so that the colores are precise and
vibrant. The resulting reproduction is so close to the original
work of art that it is almost impossible to tell them apart.
All my giclees are printed with the finest
My acrylics are reproduced on the best quality
Fridrix canvas. After printing they are sealed with several
coats of UV resistant clear varnish.
My watercolors are reproduced on 100% rag
paper - Arches 140 lb cold press acid free, deckled edged
Care Of your giclee
A giclee print should be treated the same
as the original. If the work has not been coated (such as
a watercolor) or is on paper, it must be protected from
moisture by glass. If the work is on canvas, no glass is
used, since canvas needs to breath. Never expose any type
of artwork to direct, prolonged sunlight or other harsh