pronounced "gee'clay" is a French term meaning "to
spray". The giclee printing process involves rendering the
original image digitally. The image is then printed on a substrate
by a high resolution printer specifically designed to meet the rigorous
standards of museum quality archival prints. These printers
spray at an extremely high speed individual droplets of color
onto the substrate. The result is a print of remarkable clarity
depicting every color and tonal nuance with such amazing fidelity
that it is difficult to discern the print from the original.
are in the finest tradition of printmaking. The artist works with
the giclee printer to achieve the greatest accuracy possible. This
process is a collaboration between the artist and skilled giclee
printers using superior materials and technology to achieve museum
quality limited edition prints. The final approval of the artist
is essential to the overall printing process.
have many advantages over both offset lithography and seriographs
(screen prints). Giclee prints have a higher apparent resolution
than lithographs and the dynamic color range is greater than seriography.
Unlike lithographs and seriographs, giclees have undergone extensive
third party fade testing. Predicting display life depends on many
variables. Giclee prints can last between 75-100+ years. However,
it is important to treat giclee prints the same as an original watercolor.
Avoid exposure to prolonged sunlight and protect from moisture.
It is recommended that the print be framed and mounted behind glass.
edition giclee prints are printed on the highest quality museum
archival paper utilizing state of the art Rolland Printers that
use highly stable pigmented based ink offering a light fastness
rating of more than 100 years. A Certificate of Authenticity comes
with each print to verify it has been personally inspected, signed
and numbered by the artist.