The term Giclée (zhee-clay) is used mostly in the art world to describe a reproduction of an original art piece that is NOT offset printing or a copy photograph. Any art can become a Giclée such as original oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pencil and so forth. Giclée is a French term basically meaning “to spray from a nozzle”. Giclées are made on professional inkjet printers that spray microscopic droplets from a digital file of the original image. The original art is photographed using our Betterlight Digital Scanning Back. This yields an extremely High Resolution file enabling us to print to nearly any size. This equipment is used by art museums around the world, and others, such as ourselves, to reproduce art with the finest possible detail. Giclées are printed on archival canvas or art paper, using archival pigmented inks. All canvas prints are sprayed with two coats of UV inhibiting liquid laminate to seal and preserve the reproduction. Standard or Gallery Wrap canvas stretching is also available.                  Call us for a more detailed explanation of the Giclée process.


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