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What is a Giclee?
A Giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay) is a very high
end digitally produced archival quality print. Giclees
are printed on archival substrates, such as Arches Cold
Press watercolor papers, Somerset watercolor papers or
specially prepared canvases, with archival, light fast
inks, at a very high resolution. Depending on the medium
of the original work, giclees are printed on paper or
canvas. Watercolor paintings render very well on the watercolor
papers, and oil paintings printed as canvas giclees have
the rich tonal quality of original oil paintings. Canvas
giclees are also coated with a special finishing media
to protect the surface. Canvas giclees are stretched and
framed as one would display an original oil painting.
Watercolor giclees are typically framed behind glass,
as one would do with an original watercolor painting.