What is a Giclee (G-Clay) print ?
A Giclee is a limited edition fine art print produced with continuous tone ink jet technology on a variety of media, including watercolor, canvas, textured & smooth fine art papers. The overriding theme is quality and light stability. A Giclee print is produced by a slow, meticulous process which requires the skills of a master printer to produce museum quality prints. Special equipment and techniques produce the best color accuracy, sharpness, continuous tone and artistic representation available. Giclee therefor refers to the process by which the print is produced NOT the subject of or the process by which the original is produced. Giclee prints may represent original paintings, sketches, photographs, etc.
Many museums in the U.S. and abroad have exhibited, purchased and sold Giclee prints. An increasing number of distinguished painters and photographers have Giclees of their work including, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, David Hockney, Chuck Close and Richard Avedon.