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Gicleé Printing

The Definition : Gicleé (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid.  The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt".  The Term : The term "gicleé print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photobase paper. The gicleé printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.

The Process : Gicleé prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid  Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Gicleé prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.

The Advantages : Gicleé prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of gicleé printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.

All Gicleé Canvas Prints are signed and number and priced without frame.
Editions of 100.
"Big Foot River, MT"
20" X 24"
$350
"Wild Irises"
20" X 24"
$350
"Storm Clouds Over Isis"
20" X 24"
$350
"Spanish Oak"
20" X 24"
$350
"Hill Country Crossing"
20" X 24"
$350
"No 1 Stream"
20" X 24"
$350
"Lily Pond"
20" X 24"
$350
"Hill Country Bluebonnets"
20" X 24"
 
$350
"Snow in Grand Canyon"

This print is available in any size, is an open edition print, and is not signed or numbered.

"Bluebonnets"

This print is available in any size, is an open edition print, and is not signed or numbered.

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