Giclees

The Definition

Giclee (zhee-klay)- The French word "giclée" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word my have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt".


The Term

The term "Giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality ink onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.


The Quality

The quality of the Giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.