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what is a “giclée” print?

One of the most frequent questions I get is what on earth is a “giclée” print, closely followed by how on earth do you say it!?

So, it’s pronounced ‘zhee-clay’ which originates from the French word ‘gicler’, which means “squirt/spurt/spray”, referencing how the ink is sprayed onto the paper to produce prints.

Giclée printing uses a wider range of coloured inks which means there is a much broader colour range available to more accurately reproduce the colours in original artworks.

Giclée printing uses lightfast, archival pigment inks which are sprayed onto archival, acid-free paper. The result of which is long-lasting prints where the colours won’t fade and the paper won’t yellow for at least 80-100 years!

Cherry xo