About Giclée Prints
A giclée print is the highest quality print available today. Giclée, (commonly pronounced "zhee-clay") is French for "to spray." In brief, it is a process where the original image is digitally captured and in a collaborative effort of artist and master printer, the image is refined to be as faithful to the original as possible. Often it takes the artist to distinguish between the two.
In the giclée process, a very fine stream of archival pigmented ink is laid down upon thick, museum quality watercolor paper. Because no screens are used, the prints have a higher apparent resolution than offset lithographs.
Giclées are produced one at a time. Depending upon their size, this intricate printing process can take up to an hour or more for each print. This process offers one of the highest degrees of accuracy and richness of color available in any reproduction method. The end result is a beautiful reproduction with the look and feel of the original painting.
The giclée print has become highly regarded by many of the world's important fine artists, collectors, galleries, and museums. Prominent art museums such as the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York have hosted exhibitions featuring giclée prints.