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What is a Giclee?

Whether you want to create a gallery wall or hang one large statement-making piece, you don't have to break the bank to invest in beautiful, inspiring works of art in your home. What if we told you that you can own the next best thing to the original at a fraction of the price.

The answer lies within a giclee print.

The French word "giclee" means to spray or squirt.   A nod to the inkjet printer, the elevated printmaking technology that creates the art.   A giclee print is produced directly from a high resolution digital scan of the existing fine art or photograph printed on a large -format inkjet printer using archival quality ink.   The result is far superior color accuracy, detail and texture compared to other means of reproduction, such as traditional lithographic printing.   In fact, it's often hard to tell the difference between the original and a giclee.

Giclee prints have become the reproduction choice for collectors, galleries, museums, photographers and artists not just for their fidelity and quality but also because they're relatively easy to reproduce and eliminate the expense of mass production.   Limited edition print giclees are considered one-of-a-kind works of art, since each print is created individually as opposed to being mass produced on huge presses.

Numerous examples of giclees can be found in renowned collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The sheer versatility of giclee printing is also unmatched.   A giclee print can be reproduced on any type of medium, from canvas to watercolor paper to photo paper and in any size (even billboards). So whatever type of art you may be looking for you can most likely find a giclee production.


   This is all the art info for this month. Look for more info next month and have fun creating.








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