About Giclee Prints
The definition of the French word "giclée", pronounced "zhee-klay is "a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid".
A "giclee print" is a high quality, shorter run process in print-making industry. Digital images are created from high resolution digital scans or photographic shooting, then printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates (mediums), i.e., canvas, fine art, and various photo-base papers. In the art reproduction indsutry, giclée printing allows artist to reproduce works of art in small quantities as opposed to the conventional print and warehouse art production process.
For artists, giclée prints are advantageous in that they do not need to produce their work in mass, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or print-on-demand. A digital image is archived which allows for additional reproductions to be made with minimal effort and at a reasonable cost. The usual up-front cost for mass production for an edition is not needed in the giclee reproduction process. Giclee printing also allows the digital image to be reproduced in varying sizes and printed onto various substrates which gives artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
Our giclée prints are created using thje best available technology printers and are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets as well as banners and other needed signage.
by Ted Ellis
by Charis Kelley