What are giclée prints?

Giclée prints (pronounced zhee-klay) are high quality fine art reproductions made with archival inks on canvas and archival papers. Advances in digital technology combined with meticulous printmaking techniques make it possible to create prints which are extremely accurate, and in many cases virtually indistinguishable from the original work of art. Unlike traditional offset printing, giclée prints do not use a pattern of dots to reproduce full-range color.

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Made with archival materials and properly protected, a giclée print can last as long or even longer than an original work (estimates range from 80-100 years and up). To properly care for giclée prints, they should be framed with archival materials, including acid-free matting and UV glass.

For more information about giclée prints (if you live in New England), contact
Joe Ofria, giclée print maker and photographer of art works.