What is a Giclée Print?
Giclée prints are sometimes known is archival pigment prints or fine art prints.
The name giclée comes from the French verb gicler which means "to squirt or spray” and was originally used by printmaker Jack Duganne in 1991. Giclée printing is a fine art digital printing method using specialist archival pigment inks and acid free papers to create museum quality inkjet prints with crystal clear accurate colour, longevity and stability. Giclée prints are lightfast and can last as long (or longer!) than the original artwork. Studies have shown that a giclée print can last up to 200 years.
The print process involves spraying microscopic dots of pigment ink onto high-quality fine art or photographic papers using sophisticated high end inkjet printers with exceptional accuracy, wide tonal range and colour gamut (the colour spectum visible to the human eye).
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