Nancie L. Bush
Fine Art Gallery
Member of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts
Community - Gatlinburg, TN
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About Giclee Prints
Original Oil Paintings
About Giclee Printing
The Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a
that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been
derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt".
The Term : The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking
technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed
quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art,
and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy
than other means of reproduction.
The Process : Giclee prints are created typically using professional
8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers
such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These
technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints
both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes
mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a
in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
The Advantages : Giclee prints are advantageous to artists who do not
find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as
needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional
reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The
prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated.
Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently
do. Another tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can
be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the
ability to customize prints for a specific client.
The Quality : The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional
silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums,
art galleries, and photographic galleries.
Information obtained from Giclée Print Net, Inc.
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