Giclée is a relatively new word used in the art community, ultimately derived from the French word gicleur, coined in 1991 by printmaker Jack Duganne for fine art digital prints made using inkjet printers. The name was originally applied to fine art prints created on a modified Iris printer in a process invented in the late 1980s.
Simply put, a Giclee is a fine art print, created by using a specialized high resolution inkjet printer. Yes, a Giclee is in fact an “art print”, but Giclee prints stand apart with their extremely high level of quality, longevity and value compared to a standard print.
One of the main reasons giclee prints are expensive is the cost of the materials used in the printing process. Giclee printers use high-quality, archival-grade inks and papers to produce images that will last for decades without fading or yellowing. Artists not wanting to produce large quantities of prints will select this process, thereby keeping to an extremely limited production that have high quality in tone and colour.
As an artist, my choice of medium is acrylic on canvas. I typically paint from photographs I’ve taken around my home, in my gardens and throughout my neighborhood. Due to interest from clients, I have printed a limited number of beautiful, high quality Giclée of my work. Images have been chosen carefully to represent my portfolio of original acrylic paintings that are favoured most by clients and friends.
All my recently posted Giclée prints are being offered at $60 ea. S&H extra. They are printed on 8.5 x 11- inch acid free paper.
Once you receive your exclusive, carefully selected Giclée print I hope you will find a great frame for it to grace yours or a loved one’s home, bringing joy to you and your family for years to come.
You may also find one of my paintings that you love but is beyond your budget and wonder if you could have a Giclee made of it. The answer yes. You can have a Giclee made of it in a size and price that does suit you. Just contact me and we can discuss this and all possibilities.
You can always reach me through my email letting me know your request: firstname.lastname@example.org