FINE ART GICLEES
Art as a gift or a decoration
Looking for something exquisite to satisfy your art's thirst or to decorate elegantly your
home or your office?
Or maybe a lasting gift to be remembered by?
If you wish to honor your walls and improve your surroundings, and for all these
applications, the Fine Art giclee are a good buy.
Corporate art buyers can acquire outstanding Giclee reproductions at a fraction of the cost of the original.
These limited edition Giclee prints offer interior decorators and corporate art buyers a way to keep
costs in check without sacrificing aesthetic quality when working on any commercial
Corporate executives, hotel managers and restaurants owners can select from a diverse portfolio
of fine art that can be purchased as suites of work, in virtually any size and quantity, or as stand-alone prints.
What is a giclee?
Giclee pronounced "dʒiːˈkleɪ" is a neologism for the process of making fine art print
from a digital source using ink-jet printing.
The word "giclee" is derived from the French language word "gicleur” meaning "nozzle"
or more specifically the French verb gicler means to squirt, spurt, or spray.
It was coined in 1991 by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working in the field, to represent
any ink-jet based digital print used as fine art.
The intent of that name was to distinguish commonly known industrial "Iris proofs" from
the type of fine art prints artists were producing on those same types of printers.
The name was originally applied to fine art prints created on Iris printers in a process
invented in the early 1990s but has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print and
is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such prints.
What is the advantage of Giclee Prints comparing to other fine art reproduction techniques?
Giclee printers use archival inks which make the archival properties of giclees much
higher than lithography or silkscreen prints.
Pigmented inks we use in our printers have a light fastness rating up to 200 years.
Not only giclees are going to last longer then we live their visual quality
is also undeniably greater which makes it hard sometimes to distinct
giclees the originals.
Prints must not be exposed to direct sunlight just as any original
Under normal lighting conditions, our inks will not show noticeable fading for
at least 200 years.