This is a new form of fine art reproduction. Giclee is derived from the French word meaning "to spray ink". The image is captured, proofed and printed digitally using a high-end, large format inkjet printer that uses archival lab-tested inks to coat the paper or canvas with pigment. The inks have been lab tested to withstand normal home lighting conditions for anywhere from 35-200 years, depending on the ink and paper used, before showing any signs of fading. While the cost of the giclee print is higher, it gives the buyer a much improved print which will not fade in normal home lighting within 20 years like the off-set lithographic prints can do.
Giclees cost $50 for an 8x10 (when available); $100 for 11x14, $150 for 16x20; and $250 for an 24x30 print. High quality gallery art that lasts at a great price.