Giclée, a French word that means spray of ink,
is a revolutionary new printing process that uses digital technology
to create high quality fine art prints with the color saturation
and look of an original work of art.
The term Giclée first appeared in 1989. It is a process
of shooting millions of ink droplets per second through a microscopic
nozzle, producing a seamless, continuous tone image. An image is
first scanned and digitally stored in a computer, and then it is
sent to a high-resolution inkjet printer for printing.
Giclée reproductions provide incredible detail and brilliance,
and a three dimensional appearance. Giclées are printed on
the highest quality canvas, watercolor paper, cotton paper and other
substrates, using sophisticated calibration technique and years
of experience in color management. Combined with the newest generation
of Giclée printers using pigmented light-fast inksets to
create stunning six-color hi-fidelity, this technique produces extraordinarily
accurate reproductions. This technique also ensures each reproduction
has a strikingly similar look and feel to the original work of art.
The technology used in Giclée actually produces higher resolution
and richer color than traditional lithography without the fading.
In fact, the life span of a Giclée Print is 100 plus years.
Giclée prints in the Michigan Lighthouse series will be
produced in a limited edition series. We have been working on this
process and fine-tuning it for over three years. At
this time, we have 21 images as work in progress. I
hope it is close to completion. As the images are color corrected
and finalized, updated information on their availability will be
posted on the web site.
Photographs on Canvas