“Giclée is a general term for an extremely high-resolution digital print that uniquely captures the artist’s intent.Giclee possess unbelievable saturation and depth of colour- a beautiful finished product worthy of the respect of the artist ad art collectors alike. The giclee process begins with an original piece of art work, such as a painting or photographic print. The artwork is captured digitally and converted to a high-resolution digital file. When the file has been optimized for colour and accuracy to the satisfaction of the publisher, printer and artist, it is output using a state of the art printer in which super fine nozzles spray microscopic droplets of ink with extreme precision onto a surface. Data from the computer instructs the printer how many droplets of each colour to place within each minute dot. The dots are so tiny and precise that, instead of seeing dots, the human eye registers only a subtle tonal gradation. Each nozzle of ink produces about one million droplets per second. The inkjets travels from left to right along a steel rod while a drum wrapped with fine art print paper or canvas is spinning transversely to the ink at about 140 inches per second. It takes an hour or more to print just one high caliber fine art giclee.
The giclee processes is often preferred by successful artists who are dedicated to developing the most accurate reproductions f their images, and who welcome opportunity to meet I increasing collector demand for their works with a limited edition giclee format. Giclee should be treated like any other water based fine art medium, including framing behind UV protectant glass and not placing the image in an area direct sunlight or very strong lighting.”