I asked, and one of you answered when asked if there was a preference for the letter ‘G’. Giclee it is! A mysterious sounding word? French? Below our friend and colleague Donna Symanski from Art and Framing Design, LLC lends us a blog hand again by sharing her knowledge of Giclees. You will find it is not so mysterious after all.
About Giclée Printing
Giclée (jhee-clay) – Derived from the French verb gicler meaning to squirt. The term giclée print typically connotes a certain elevation in printmaking technology. Images are high resolution digital scans printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates. The giclée process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
Once an image is archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and cost. Thus the up-front cost of limited editions is eliminated and printing is done on demand.
Another tremendous advantage to Giclée printing is that artwork can be reproduced to almost any size and on various media, giving the artist/interior designer the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
Image permanence is a concern to artists and collectors. At Art & Framing Designs we use Ultrachrome ink which is very stable, giving fade & color shift resistance of 75 years on watercolor paper under average indoor light conditions. Visit www.Wilhelm-Research.com for more information.