The giclée (pronounced “zhee-clay”) translated from the French as “to spray on” or “to spray ink.” It is produced by an ink jet printing process in combination with computerized imaging and fine art printmaking techniques. Unlike lithographs and serigraphs, giclées have undergone extensive, third-party fade-testing. While the predicted display life depends on many variables, under typical home or office lighting, giclées made with pigment-based inks are estimated to last over 100 years without noticeable fade.
The Giclée provides unsurpassed color-depth and photo-like reproduction of an original painting.
During the printing a fine spray of ink delivers a million micro droplets per second from each of four precision nozzles. These droplets are projected onto a hand-mounted sheet of fine acid free art paper that is rotating on a drum up to a speed of 20 feet per second. Each particle of color is defined by these microscopic droplets of ink. (A droplet is 15 micron and four times smaller than a human hair.) This allows for the portrayal of the finest detail from the original image. The giclée is more than just
printing–it’s a new art form. Each print is a collaboration between artist and printer. You will be amazed by the vibrancy of the print!
Each print is available in two sizes, signed and numbered by the artist. Limited editions of 100 and 200 come with certificates of authenticity.
The Fruit of Life Series is printed by Palette Arts in Nipomo, California, on acid free, archival paper. For more information, Palette Arts can be reached by clicking here: