Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What is a giclee???? "ZHEE-CLAY

What is a giclee "zhee-clay"

Giclée (pronounced [ʒiːˈkleɪ] "zhee-clay" or /dʒiːˈkleɪ, from French IPA: [ʒiˈkle]), is an invented name (i.e. a neologism) for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The word "giclée" is derived from the French language word "le gicleur" meaning "nozzle", or more specifically "gicler" meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray"[1]. It was coined in 1991 by Jack Duganne[2], a printmaker working in the field, to represent any inkjet-based digital print used as fine art. The intent of that name was to distinguish commonly known industrial "Iris proofs" from the type of fine art prints artists were producing on those same types of printers. The name was originally applied to fine art prints created on Iris printers in a process invented in the early 1990s but has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print and is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such prints.

Flying Pigment Studio

"Crow Spirit" Keeper of Sacred Law
24x36" giclee canvas print price: $450.
~Artist proofs: 8x10" signed $25.~
Printed 5, sold 3

Fine Art Printmaking by Adtech Giclee - Featuring The Latest in Micro-Piezo Printing Technology, Long-Life Fade-Resistant Archival Pigments and the World's Finest Imported and Domestic Acid-Free, Archival Papers and Cotton Canvas That Give Your Art the Look and Feel of the Original Paintings.";

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