Giclées are archival digital reproductions. An exacting process produces very high-quality reproductions that render subtle colors and detail accurately. The word “giclée” means “to spray” in French.
giclée process, despite the use of a computer, is not
automatic; the human eye and hand are involved in each step.
First, the original work of art is scanned at high resolution. The printer and artist consulting together, using a state-of-the-art graphics program, then color-correct the image to ensure that the colors and detail are exactly as the artist intend. Proofs are printed and approved by the artist. Then the actual giclées are produced. A continuous-flow ink-delivery system applies archival pigments to high-quality archival paper or canvas.
My giclées are produced by Janet Smith of Sterling Editions in Springfield, Oregon. She uses an Epson 9600 printer, pigmented Ultrachrome inks, and Hahnemuhle Archival Photorag paper. For more information, go to www.sterling-editions.com, or call 866-746-1102.
As with any fine art painting, a giclée should be protected from direct sunlight. UV-protected glass is recommended for framing.
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