WHAT IS A GICLEE'?
The art of fine printing has become even more precise with the advent of the revolutionary Giclee' printing process. A Giclee' Print is as rewarding visually as it is technically amazing. For brilliant exquisite color and razor sharp detail, it is unsurpassed. This type of art reproduction is quickly becoming the new standard in the art industry, and is widely embraced for its quality by major museums galleries, publishers, and artist. A Giclee' Print is simply the closest duplication of an original artwork that is humanly, mechanically, or technically possible.The cornerstone of this process are enhanced digital ink jet printers which are specifically designed for the rigorous and precise criteria of fine art collectors and connoisseurs of museum quality, limited edition prints. The word Giclee' itself is French,and means spurt or squirt, in this case meaning "spray of ink". From a hundred of inkjets more than a million droplets of ink per second are sprayed on a canvas or watercolor paper going through the printer. Once completed an image is comprised of almost 20 billion droplets of ink. The latest Giclee' printing technology enhanced the standard 4-color process to a 7-color process.The resulting print has no perceptible dot pattern, an endless array of richly saturated color, and every nuance of the original image. The most archival, water based light-fast inks available in the world are used. The latest inks offer up to 120-year light-fastness and UV-resistance under museum archival condition. Beyond this description, a Giclee' Print simply must be seen to be fully appreciated. The Maria CherryGallery uses only the best archival inks and heaviest watercolor paper available for the Giclee' reproductions produced in-house, assuring the customer the look and feel of an original painting.