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A giclee (zhee-clay) is an elegant, state-of-the-art reproduction that gives a vibrant color rendition of an original painting. Giclee, a French printmakers term for sprayed, was adopted to distinguish the technique from ordinary offset printing. It also signifies to the art buyer that the process and materials used to create the print were intended for the fine art market. A giclee is created by a digital printers tiny ink jets that spray millions of droplets of archival, water-based inks onto fine archival art paper, known as the substrate. The combination of specific inks and substrate are carefully selected to assure maximum print longevity. Giclees are produced one at a time. This intricate printing process can take up to an hour or more for each print. The end result is always the same: a beautifully reproduced affordable work of art. 

Each fine art limited edition giclee is hand selected and signed by the artist, certifying his inspection and approval of the print quality, then hand numbered by the artist. 

The Giclee prints, mats and backings are all acid free, pH balanced paper.  The ink is archival, but you still want to keep it out of direct sunlight.

What is a giclee?