Giclée (zjee-KLAY) is a neologism coined in 1991 by printmaker Jack Duganne for fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers. The name originally applied to fine art prints created on IRIS printers in a process invented in the late 1980s but has since come to mean any inkjet print.
Calling ANY inkjet print a “giclée” is a misuse of the term. The term should be reserved for high-quality archival prints, professionally made. It should not be used to describe just any print made on any inkjet printer, because there are vast differences in the quality and longevity of the inks and papers used in fine art prints.
My Giclée Fine Art Prints
Limited and open edition prints of my artwork are printed with archival, pigment-based inks on museum quality papers. I print these myself, on a large format printer so I control the print quality and match the print colors to the original as closely as possible. Sizes listed are the actual image area. Each print has a wide margin around the image to allow for matting. Signed and numbered in the bottom margin. Prints are shipped flat.