what is a giclee reproduction?
giclee, (pronounced zhee clay) a french word, meaning “to spurt” or “to
squirt”, (the ink from the nozzle) has been made possible by advances
in both computer and printing technology.
the original painting is digitized, either by scanning it directly or photographing
it with a very specialized digital camera, onto a computer. when the image is
deemed perfect by the giclee artist, it is saved onto a cd rom.
the printing process involves eight colors (as opposed to traditional
lithography which uses four colors). this process makes the fidelity to
the original artwork just about perfect.
each giclee is individually ordered and printed. giclees can be printed
on either fine water color paper or canvas. giclees on canvas that are
delivered unstretched (safely rolled up in a mailing tube) must be stretched
on to wooden stretchers before they are framed.
if ordering a giclee, please allow for extra delivery time, as each one
must be ordered and printed individually from an outside source.