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What is a Giclée

Simply put, a Giclée (pronounced "zhee-clay", a french term for spray of ink) is a high resolution inkjet print. Andy's prints are all made with a seven color pigmented ink process. The prints are all printed on archival paper or canvas. The inkset Andy uses has been longevity tested to resist fading for 80-100 years (depending on exposure to light). You can trust all of Andy's prints will last a lifetime and then some!

Definitions of Giclée on the Web:

• a printmaking process usually on an inkjet printer to make reproductions of a photograph or a painting; the printer can produce a very wide range of colors resulting in prints that are of very high quality.

• (pronounced "zhee-clay") reproductions were originally developed in 1989 as a plate-less method of fine art printing. The word Giclée is French for "to spray " and is a registered trade name of The 'IRIS' Printer. The images are scanned and digitally stored in a computer and sent directly to a high resolution printer. Unlike other printing methods, each image is sent to the printer individually.

• An image that is created or scanned into a computer, then printed on an ink-jet printer. (The term literally means "spurt " or "spray.") Special inks produce incredibly true colors without the dot pattern associated with offset lithography. With advances in technology, the giclée has continued to evolve, and has become an accepted printing method. The quality of the inks used to print, and the substrate on which the image is printed, affect the quality and longevity of the print. ...

• A computer-generated continuous tone reproduction made with an Iris printer and may also include hand work by the artist. It is signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, and printed on fine art paper.

• A print produced on a sophisticated inkjet printer, usually from a high-resolution digital image of the painting. The print is usually examined, corrected, and coated after printing. (pronounced gee-clay')

• Term for fine-art digitally produced prints.

• (pronounced 'jee · clay') is a process that produces a fine-art print directly from a digital animation file. After the original illustration is scanned into a computer, artists skillfully perfect the colors. The digitally recreated artwork is printed onto museum-quality, acid-free paper with an enhanced printer, specially modified for fine art reproduction.

• french for "to spray," giclée is the term commonly used for what is currently the most advanced digital fine art printmaking technology. images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various surfaces. the giclée printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.

• A term often used to describe prints or prints on canvas made using digital files and inkjet printers. (See Digital Prints)

• (pronounced zhee-clay) A reproduction in which a digital file of an original painting is printed by a special ink jet printer that sprays ink directly on to the substrate. These prints can very closely match the original piece of art because of the millions of possible hues of inks.

• a very accurate computerized reproduction in which the image and topology are generated from a digital file and printed by special ink jet, using ink, oil or acrylic paint.

• Giclée, derived from the French term meaning "spray of ink," is a revolutionary and new printing process. The Giclée process creates the finest digital prints that can be created off an original. An original piece of artwork must first be converted into digital format by, for example, scanning. ...

• French for "sprayed ink." A sophisticated printmaking process, today typically produced on an ink-jet printer, capable of producing millions of colors using continuous-tone technology. Giclées are often made from photographic images of paintings in order to produce high quality, permanent reproductions of them. ...

• Giclée (French for "spray") is the use of the ink-jet process for making Fine-Art prints (first done in the early 1990s). Originally the term applied to "Iris" prints created on the Scitex Corp. "Iris Model Four" colour drum piezo-head inkjet proofer.Proofers are specialized commercial printing machines designed to proof or show what the final multi-color process printing will look like before mass production begins. ...