WHY BUY GICLee?
For those just considering purchasing a giclée print, lets start with the pronunciation. Giclée is pronounced "zhee-clay". It's a French word meaning 'to spray ink'.
Developed in 1989 as a digital method of fine art printing, it has a resolution higher than the traditional lithography print and a color range wider than a serigraph.
Our giclées are printed on 100% cotton all rag acid free paper using long lasting archival inks, producing musuem quality prints.
Important: This paper will not yellow like the wood based paper used in lithographs.
Professionally produced giclée prints are much more expensive on a per-print basis than the four-color offset lithography process traditionally used for such reproductions. A large-format giclée print can cost more than $50-60 compared to less than $5.00 for a offset litho print of the same image.
There are lots of great resources on the subject online if you want to dive in and learn even more.