Giclées (pronounced zhee-clay) are fine art prints produced using a very high resolution scan of the original piece of art and archival-quality inks and papers. The process is lightfast for more than 75 years and is approved by The Fine Art Society.
The word giclée was created by Jack Duganne, a print maker working at Nash Editions in California in the early 1990’s. He wanted a name for the new type of prints they were producing on an IRIS printer, a large-format high-resolution industrial prepress proofing ink-jet printer they had adapted for fine art printing. He was specifically looking for a word that would avoid the negative connotations of “ink-jet” or “computer generated”. To make the word descriptive of ink-jet technologies he based it on the French language word “le gicleur” meaning “nozzle”, or more specifically “gicler” meaning “to squirt, spurt, or spray”.
All our giclées are produced in editions of 250 or 500 to limit the total number of imprints of the original image. Each giclée is numbered and signed by the artist. Our giclées are printed on 100% cotton Somerset fine art textured paper using an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer and genuine UltraChrome K3 inks. However, despite their light-fastness, we would always recommend, as we do for any work of art, that you avoid placing your giclée in direct sunlight or near sources of direct heat.
Giclées printed on paper are supplied with an ivory mount board. Giclées printed on canvas are stretched over a softwood frame and come ready to hang on the wall. Click on an image to view available sizes and formats, find out prices and place an order.
We don’t sell our originals online, just in case someone buys a painting in the gallery at the same time as someone else buys the same one online. However, if you would like to purchase the original of a particular painting, just get in touch and we’ll let you know if it’s available.