What is a Giclée?
What does the word Giclée mean?
The contemporary giclée has become a valuable addition to the art world. "Giclée" is a French term, which means to spray ink. The pronunciation of giclée is “zhee-clay.”
Essentially a giclée is the reproduction an original 2 dimensional work of art using a highly specialized inkjet printer.
Giclée have a much higher resolution than offset lithographs and the dynamic color range is far greater than that of a serigraph. Giclée are produced using a high-resolution inkjet printer, which can spray ink as small as 1/100th the width of human hair, this process is generally regarded by the art industry as the highest quality reproduction available and in many cases are indistinguishable from the original artwork.
The entire process of producing a fine art giclée is an artistic endeavor within itself, requiring a great deal of patience and skill.
Art Evolution has been producing giclée for the past 15 years, we employ experts in the field of high-resolution photography, color matching and printing on high quality canvas. The final result is an exquisite artwork that does not need to be framed under glass and is of such high quality that giclée reproductions can be found on display at museums around the world, including The Louvre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim.
What makes a giclée limited edition valuable?
Here are some of the reasons why an art buyer may consider purchasing a giclée artwork.
Hi quality giclée is estimated to remain colorfast for 75 years or more.
The giclée printing process provides better color accuracy than almost any other means of reproduction.
Limited editions of below 400 in number are proven to have excellent resale value. As with any desirable product where demand exceeds supply as the limited edition begins to sell out and rarity becomes a factor the artwork generally begins to increase in value.
Giclée are a wonderful cost effective alternative and are often indistinguishable from the original painting.
When considering an investment in art, it is generally wiser to own a quality limited edition giclée from an established artist with a proven track record than an original artwork from a lesser-known artist.
For practical reasons there are many situations in which a cost effective limited edition giclée could be the first choice. These include: vacation homes; gifts, or display in executive offices, or any other environment in which you wish to maintain a level of quality, but in which an original work would not be practical, secure or cost effective.
What is hand embellishing?
Our fine art canvas giclée reproductions are completely hand-embellished and in many cases are comparable to the original artwork. Our trained artists faithfully enhance each artwork to exacting specifications and are finished in a protective UV varnish. For this reason, every fine art embellished canvas giclée is a unique work of art.