What is Giclée?

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

Giclée printing is essentially digital inkjet printing - using high quality pigment inks on archival grade paper. Giclée 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 giclée prints allowing them to become art objects in their own right, even making them collectable for museums and galleries.Giclée printing has quickly become a convenient method for artists to produce museum quality prints of their work on demand.

An advantage that giclée printing offers to artists and publishers is that an edition of work can be printed on demand. Giclée 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

Giclée Masters
Unit G4.5A The Willowford,
Treforest Industrial Estate, Pontypridd,
Cardiff CF37 5YL
(01443) 842 308
enquiries@gicleemasters.co.uk