Giclee

Giclee is a French term “to spray”. Giclees are produced by spraying 12 colors in a continuous tone fashion, to maximize the color spectrum. There are no dots as with the conventional printing process. The paper or canvas is museum-grade, archival paper, chosen for its colorfast properties and minimal carbon footprint.

“Giclee” (pronounced “zhee-clay”) were created in the early 1990’s. The Giclee process produces fine art prints or archival prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The Giclee printing process was originally used to proof lithographs. Now it is more common to print with Epson, Canon, and other professional printers that use archival inks that are superior to those that Iris printers use. Giclee style printing allows the artist to control every aspect of the image, color, and the substrate (media) printed on.

These Giclees can be printed on a wide variety of paper.