What is a giclée fine art print?
What is this funny word and what does it have to do with fine art prints?
The term “giclée” (pronounced zhee-KLAY) refers to a method of reproducing fine art using inkjet printing technology and archival-quality inks, paper, and canvas. Giclée is a French word meaning a spurt of liquid, referring, in this case, to the inkjet printing process. In the past, lithographs were the most common form of fine art reproductions. They were time-consuming and expensive to make. And they’re also limited in their capability to reproduce certain types of work. But advancements in printing and ink technologies have allowed artists and printmakers to produce super-high-quality prints of their artwork more accurately, efficiently, and cost-effectively.