About Giclee Printmaking
Giclée (“gee-clay”) is a French word meaning “to spray”
Using the latest technology, the original artwork is photographed, scanned, and converted into a digital form.
Together, the technician and artist may then collaborate on a round or two of color correction proofs (on fine art canvas or special archival papers) until the original painting is closely matched. Once approved, this file is then transferred to the Giclée printer.
The ink nozzles spray millions of minute ink droplets with resolutions up to 2880 dpi. The specially formulated pigmented inks offer a wide color gamut and high UV-resistance. The range of colors, hues, values and density is broader than that available in color lithography or serigraph printing. Giclée printmaking simply produces the closest duplication of an original artwork that is humanly and technically possible.
Giclée prints have gained wide acceptance and are now shown in museums and galleries throughout the world.