Giclee (pronounced zhee-CLAY) printing has become the new standard in the fine art industry, and is widely embraced for its astonishing quality by major museums, galleries and artists alike.
A Giclee print is considered by many to be the most accurate method of reproducing original artwork. The quality of a Giclee print is superior to traditional lithography in many ways. It has a wider and brighter range of colors. The prints last longer and the fine detail is crisper. The print will have all the tonalities and hues of the original painting.
Giclee is a French term meaning to spray, which is how a giclee printer lays down the dyes onto the paper, ensuring that there is no visible dot screen pattern. However, it is not the same as a standard desktop inkjet printer. The typical giclee printer uses specially formulated dyes and prints at considerably higher resolution.
Giclee prints can be produced on an overwhelmingly large number of materials. In order to ensure that my prints have the correct color range and longevity, I prefer to use a high grade art paper produced by Epson, which is specifically made for giclee printing. Combining superior dyes and paper ensures that your prints will remain as bright and vibrant 30 years after printing as they do the day they were produced.