What is Giclee?

Giclee is a French word meaning 'a spray or a squirt of liquid'. The term 'giclee print' is used to describe the giclee printing process.

Giclee printing is essentially digital inkjet printing - using high quality pigment inks on archival grade paper. Giclee printing has quickly become a convenient method for artists to produce museum quality prints of their work on demand.

The latest pigment inks and substrates have vastly extended the longevity of giclee prints allowing them to become art objects in their own right, even making them collectable for museums and galleries.Giclee printing has quickly become a convenient method for artists to produce museum quality prints of their work on demand.

An advantage that giclee printing offers to artists and publishers is that an edition of work can be printed on demand. Giclee prints are recorded and stored as digital files and can be reproduced as and when required - allowing artists and photographers to print one-offs, or editions of hundreds.

Prints will be exactly the same at the start and end of a print run - even if the run is interrupted and printed on different occasions. This means that the high cost and risk of producing a complete print edition all at once is avoided.

Contact Info

Giclee Masters
Unit D11.2 Main Avenue,
Treforest Industrial Estate, Pontypridd,
Cardiff CF37 5UR
(01443) 842 308
enquiries@gicleemasters.co.uk