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What is a Giclee Print?

Giclee, (pronounced 'zhee-clay), is a French word, meaning 'to spray' that describes a revolutionary process used to produce fine art prints. This medium was developed in 1989 as a plateless method of fine art printing and is the result of a perfect blend of art and technology.

The Giclee process begins after a high resolution image is produced from the artists work, or is scanned directly by a high-end drum scanner. It is at this point of color correction, that the Giclee process begins to differ from preparing an image for trade lithography. Special software programs are used to manipulate the attributes of the digitized image to achieve the artists own desired requirements, whether it is for color, definition, or correction.

After numerous consultations with the artist, that the color, sizing, definition, contrast and composition meet with approval, and acid free archival canvas is selected, the print process begins. The approved image is then output to a sophisticated wide format printer, while the print technician verifies the color management elements.

At this stage, the full magic of Giclee printmaking is achieved. The printer sprays microscopic droplets of ink onto the archival canvas, at a rate of a million drops per second. After completion, the canvas is sprayed with a waterproof, ultra-violet coating, to protect the image from moisture and fading.

The finished piece, is then the most accurately reproduced graphic in the art world today.

Contact the artist for prices and the availability of prints, tiles or greeting cards.