Giclée - pronounced "zhee-clay" - French for "that which is sprayed", is the term used for the world's most advanced digital fine art printing process.
This digital printmaking process is capable of producing exceptional results for both original printmakers and for the reproduction of original works of art, because of its extended color gamut and continuous tone characteristics, digital printmaking is considered a superior technology for printing all forms of art including photography.
The Giclée process uses such small dots and so many of them that they are not discernible to the eye. A Giclée print is essentially a continuous tone print showing every color and tonal nuance. Giclées are printed on beautiful fine art papers and canvas, and the result is a print befitting the definition of fine art in every way.
Giclée has the additional advantage of being reproducible, allowing you to "print on demand." This means that you only have to print what you need now and can reorder additional quantities as you need them.
The Giclée process is faster and more cost-effective than traditional printmaking techniques. Initial costs are affordable, and the fact that prints are stored electronically and can be produced in small quantities on demand means you can reorder whenever you need them and be assured of a consistent product.
GOOD FOR ARTISTS
Giclée prints make it easy for artists and galleries to self-publish the work of an artist or group of artists, to test the market with the works of emerging artists, and for experimenting with smaller editions of works with a narrow market appeal.