Giclée (jhee-clay) - Derived from the french verb gicler meaning to spray.
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 papers.
Inks have a fade & color shift resistance of 75 - 120 years given average indoor light conditions. The giclée process provides better color accuracy
than other means of reproduction.
Giclée prints are advantageous to artists who find it is not feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed.
Once an image is archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and cost. Thus the up-front cost of mass production 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 the ability to customize prints for a specific client.