Giclée (pronounced Zhee-Clay, or jee-clay) is derived from the French word “gicler” which basically means “to spray,” and has become popular to describe digital fine art printing. The process allows us to print on a wide variety of substrates including cotton watercolor paper, canvas, vinyl, etc. The term can be used interchangeably with “Inkjet Prints,” “Archival Pigment Prints,” and “Pigmented Inkjet Print.”
At Gallery Printworks we’ve been doing this a long time and don’t get too hung up on the name, we spend a lot more time focusing on creating beautiful art. Whatever you choose to call it, we hand craft and meticulously inspect each fine art print we make using Epson 11880 printers with Ultrachrome K3 pigment based inks, on a variety of archival media all rated for longevity at 70-100+ years.