About Giclée

Giclée (pronounced "jhee-clay") is a term used to describe the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. 

Our museum quality giclée reproductions are scanned in high-definition from the "original work of art". We print with premium-pigmented inks on 310 gsm Arches watercolor paper (rated not to fade for up to 115 years). Our giclées are adorned with a 1" - 3" border of textured watercolor paper and embossed with our official seal of authenticity.

More about the Arches watercolor paper we use:

This genuine 100% rag, watercolor paper possesses the unique structure, surface texture and warm white tone that demanding artists expect from a traditional Fine Art paper. This paper complies with the highest archival standards and is extremely age resistant. Arches® Aquarelle Rag gives a unique and unrivalled character to the Fine Art reproduction of traditional artwork and photographs.       

Product Features & Benefits:

  • 100% Rag
  • Mould-Made: the finest and oldest paper-making technique
  • Compatible with pigmented and dye inks
  • Dries instantly
  • Water resistant
  • No Optical Brightening Agents to ensure consistency of shades for generations
  • Designed to meet galleries and museum longevity requirements and respect the ISO 9706 standard: - Internally buffered to resist gas fading and maximize the conservation of your prints - Acid Free certified to avoid paper degradation        

Certifications and awards:

  • Meets ISO 9706 conservation to maximize longevity.
  • Digigraphie ® certified by Epson.
The estimated longevity of a print on Arches Aquarelle Rag ®, displayed in a frame under glass (if using the most common and most important among the tests conducted by Wilhelm Imaging Research Laboratory Independent) is:
  • With HP Vivera pigment inks:> 150 years.
  • With Canon Lucia pigment inks:> 115 years. THESE ARE THE INKS WE USE.
  • With pigmented inks Epson UltraChrome K3: 67 years.

More about Canon Lucia pigmented inks:

Museum Exhibitions of Giclées Around the World:

  • The San Francisco Museum of Art
  • The Walt Disney Family Museum
  • The British Museum
  • The Louvre
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The New York Metropolitan Museum
  • The New York Public Library
  • The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
  • and numerous others.....