Giclée, commonly pronounced "zhee-clay," is the use of the inkjet printing process for making fine art large-format digital images. The term is used to describe any high-resolution, large-format inkjet printer output with fade-resistant dye- or pigment-based inks. The word "giclée" was coined by Jack Duganne to represent any digital print used as fine art. Its intent was to distinguish commercial digital prints from fine art prints. Though originally intended for proofing, many artists and photographers use inkjet printers as an alternative to lithography, serigraphy, or serilith for limited-edition original prints or reproductions.
Stoecklein Fine Art Giclée
Stoecklein giclée fine art prints utilize the latest technological advances in digital print making. Images are either digitally scanned or captured directly on camera and are printed with a high-resolution, eight-color, professional digital inkjet printer with archival inks that provide a life expectancy of over 25 years. The giclée printing process yields exceptional depth and rich, vivid colors on luxurious paper or canvas to produce a true piece of art. Each print is hand-signed and inspected by the photographer himself.
We produce two types of fine art prints. Our standard prints are printed on Somerset Photo Enhanced Velvet paper and come unframed. Our canvas prints are produced with the same high-quality printing techniques as the standard prints, only instead of being printed on watercolor paper they are printed on Anasazi canvas, stretched onto a wood frame, and sprayed with a protective coating. It is then suitable either for additional framing or hanging on the wall as is.