Giclée (pronounced gee-clay) printing has become the standard process for art reproduction. For the best result, it requires digital input (scanning) of original art.
Once this is done, the digital file is painstakingly color corrected. Proofs are made to produce a print that closely matches the original art. After the artist has approved the color, prints are made on a high resolution inkjet printer using fine art paper or canvas and archival inks.
In the past, the artist had to rely on photographic prints or be forced to invest in offset printing, a process that usually costs thousands of dollars. With giclée printing, an artist can offer a first rate product to the art buying public, one that gives the look and feel of the original artwork. The use of archival materials allows for a reproduction that will last for generations, if cared for properly. The quality, longevity, and repeatability are far superior to these other methods.
Giclée reproduction is considered to be “on demand” printing. Unlike offset printing, you order only what you need at the time.