A Giclée (pronounced zhee-CLAY) is a high-resolution image, reproduced individually with a large-format, archival-quality ink printer onto various mediums such as canvas, watercolor paper, and photo-base papers. The color vibrancy, duration, and virtually continuous tone of Giclée are significantly superior to traditional lithography and the tiny dots which characterize the medium.
These qualitative enhancements improve both the richness of the color and the clarity of the image details. This type of high quality, fine art reproduction technology utilized in the Giclée process provides for a six-color spectrum of light cyan, cyan, light magenta, magenta, yellow and black. The ink is sprayed, mixing the colors on the canvas to create the various shades and colors you see.
Originally, Giclées were used as “proofs” in the lithography process. However, due to their noticeable color and quality superiority over lithography, a new product evolved for artists and photographers to market.
In addition, since the images used in a Giclée print are scanned and digitally archived, they offer artists smaller reproduction quantities, a wider variety of materials, and a broader range of custom sizes. The quality and flexibility of this production method allows Art on Giclée to meet the needs of our clients by offering them an extraordinary assortment of images in a broad range of sizes. Hard copies of artwork, film photography and digital files can all be reproduced using the Giclée process.