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What is a Giclee Print?

Giclee is a French term meaning “to spray”, referring to how an inkjet printer works and how giclee prints are usually produced. These large format inkjet printers use small spraying devices that can both match color and apply ink precisely, giving artists a high-quality print of their original art explains

But, not all inkjet printers produce giclee prints. It all boils down to these four elements: resolution, ink, paper, and printer type.


What makes a giclee?

To be able to make such a high-quality print, the camera or scanner used to capture or scan the art must be able to do so with a high level of resolution. To compare, most digital photos are recorded at a resolution of 72 DPI on the screen, or “dots per inch,” and the image file of an art print needs to be at least 300 DPI—because the more dots of color that can be printed in a small area, the more detailed your final image will appear.


Jewell Carpet Giclee Print

  • This is a gallery quality, giclee limited edition print.

    Limited Edition of 50

    Hand signed, titled, numbered and dated.

    Each print has a 5cm white border around the image. This negates the need for a mount and you can simply pop the print direct in to a frame.


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