What is a Giclee
Gicleeis a French term meaning to squirt or spray.
Lithographic reproduction is a process whereby multiple copies are mass produced in a very short space of time.
Gicleeis a process whereby an image is individually printed and could take up to 20 minutes to print on a quality large format professional inkjet printer.
The following are the key features that define a
Printed on a quality large format professional inkjet printer.
Eight colour pigmented light fast inks providing longevity are used compared to a inkjet printer which is limited to a standard six dye colour inkjet process.
High quality fine art archival paper/canvas providing longevity properties should be used
Resolution measured in dots per inch (dpi) is another key factor and as a comparison a typical computer screen would usually provide 96 or 72dpi and good small office inkjet printers can now provide 300 to 5000dpi. A professional
Gicleeprinter is equipped with precision ink nozzles that apply the special micro encapsulated pigmented inks through nozzles that are smaller than the cross-section of a fine human hair, resulting in the very best resolution being achieved.
In summary the 8 pigmented colour process, the superior resolution and the quality of archival fine art paper/canvas, provides a high quality, sharper and more detailed reproduction for longevity making the artwork a wonderful lifetime collectable piece of art that may increase in value over a period of time.