24 Feb 2009

Q: What is giclée?

A: A giclée (pronounced zhee-clay) is an archival copy of an artwork printed on archival watercolor paper or canvas. The quality will be equal regardless if whether the image is blown up to poster size or reduced to the size of a postage stamp.

There are many businesses that produce giclée prints, and prices range for these services. You will want to inquire about how the prints are color corrected—some companies will color correct the image with the original painting as a reference, while others will work from a digital image or a slide.

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