Giclee ( Digital Inkjet Printing)
The Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a feminine verb for spray of colour. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt".
Thankfully the name derives from the French term! The term connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution scans that are printed onto archival cotton paper ,akin to the paper used until the 1860’s. The Giclee printing process provides better colour accuracy than other means of reproduction, from the mellow qualities of oils to the translucency of watercolour and pastels.
The Benefits: Giclee process is chosen for our range of Archival Limited Edition Prints due to its light fastness of pigment inks that last approximately 120-140 years before acceptable fading occurs.We then use an archival heavy weight acid free art paper of the weight 310 gms which mirrors the 100% “Rag” Paper was used by the printing industry up until the 1880’s .