WHAT IS A GICLEE PRINT AND WHY WOULD I WANT ONE?
A giclee print is one of the finest and most accurate reproductions of an original piece of art one can purchase. Quoted from digital Fine Art Magazine "A giclee is the closest thing a collector cn have to an original.
A Giclee print is a high resolution digital print made from an archival ink and media combination. The ink is literally sprayed on the surface of archival paper or canvas. The artist and the printmaker work closley together to assure the painting is accurately represented. The prints look and feel like original art and will maintain the same brightness and color as the original painting without noticeable fading for at least 100 years. Giclee printing allows the artist to print as many or as few pieces as he or she wants. Some artists will limit an edition of a particular print, and many artists will go back to the print and add highlights or personal touches to each one. Giclee prints are widely accepted at museums and galleries, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, The Museum of Fine Art, the Philadelphia Museum and the Smithsonian Institute. Since the cost of an original painting can be prohibitive, a giclee print can be the next best thing, and shoud retain or increase in value.