What are Giclée Prints?
- Giclée printing (pronounced zhee-clay) is a high quality printing process utilizing high-resolution digital scans in conjunction with archival quality inks.
- This process was created as a type of inkjet printing with the intention of producing a product at a higher quality and with a longer lifespan than a standard desktop inkjet printer. Not all inkjet prints are giclee prints.
- The biggest difference between a standard inkjet print and a giclée print is that giclées are printed using pigment-based inks rather than dye-based inks that are found in lower-cost inkjets. Pigment-based inks have a lifespan 100 to 200 years without significant fading.
- My prints are printed on the highest quality archival canvas and high quality acid-free fine art paper, utilizing the highest quality UV archival ink set that boasts a longevity rating of up to 150 years. Further longevity is added to the canvas prints with the addition of a custom low-gloss coating.
- Giclée printing is the choice of many artist and galleries for producing the highest quality reproductions of original art in a limited number or edition.