The word Giclée ("g-clay"), is derived from the French verb gicler meaning "to spray". Giclée is used to describe a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality canvas to achieve Giclée prints of superior archival quality, light fastness and stability. I create my Giclée prints with an Epson R3000 Stylus Pro using Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks. The Epson's 8 channel print head is capable of producing an extremely wide tonal and color range.
The Giclée printing process involves squirting or spraying microscopic dots of pigment-based ink onto high quality canvas. If required, the image is color corrected to attain the closest possible match to the original oil painting. The process is fine tuned to the type of canvas on which the image is printed, further ensuring fidelity to the original.
Giclée prints can be printed on a variety of substrates. I've chosen to print onto archival quality artist's canvas. It just seems right to me for a fine art reproduciton of a painting on canvas also to be on canvas. The process of creating a giclee painting on canvas gives a traditional quality to the giclee. It can be mounted onto board or stretched onto stretcher bars just like the original painting. And like the original painting, it can be framed without protective glass.
I take great care with each detail in the creation of every giclee with the thought that the piece that you own will be cherished for many years to come.