At Brushstrokes Art Gallery we are asked on numerous occasions; "What is a giclée print or reproduction?"
I thought that on today's post I would post the definition and pronunciation for all who are interested.
All four of us at Brushstrokes have these prints available on an on demand basis for anyone wanting a reproduction of most of our paintings. We have placed giclée reproductions of our paintings in many corporate and private collections. Although there is nothing like an original painting, a giclée print can be a wonderful alternative to an original painting depending on a clients need.
giclée (zhee-clay) n. 1. a type of digital fine-art print. 2. Most often associated with reproductions; a giclée is a multiple print or exact copy of an original work of art that was created by conventional means (painting, drawing, etc.) and then reproduced digitally, typically via inkjet printing. First use in this context by Jack Duganne in 1991, Los Angeles, California
In giclee printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting.
Giclee (pronounced Gee’clay) is a French term meaning to spray or squirt, which is how an inkjet printer works. However, it is not the same as a standard desktop inkjet printer, and is much larger.
Samples of any of our giclée prints can be found on each artist's website by going to the Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery website: brushstrokesstudio.com