Giclée (zhe-clay) is an advanced printmaking process for creating
high quality fine art reproductions. The attainable quality that Giclée
printmaking affords makes the reproduction virtually indistinguishable
from the original artwork. The result is wide acceptance of high quality
Giclées by galleries, museums, and private collectors.
does a Giclée differ from a traditional print?
Giclée printmaking derives its quality from its seemingly dotless
imaging technology which contrasts with traditional fine art prints which
typically relies on printing screen pattern dots to reproduce full-range
color. Because traditional offset printing dot patterns are detectable
to the unaided eye, it is less desirable than Giclée fine art prints
for fine art reproduction. Traditional offset prints are typically restricted
to papers that widely vary from what the original artwork was created
on especially when reproducing oil on canvas. The Giclée
process enables reproduction on virtually the same media as the original
artwork whether it is on canvas, textured watercolor paper, or specialty
fine art papers. The result is a reproduction that is virtually indistinguishable
from the original artwork.