The term “giclée print” connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high-resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates, including museum quality watercolor papers, photo-base and canvas.

Giclée prints are created typically using professional 8- to 12-color ink-jet printers. These printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets.

Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.

The quality of the giclée print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Chelsea Galleries in New York City. Recent auctions of giclée prints have fetched tens of thousands of dollars such as Annie Leibovitz, Chuck Close and Wolfgang Tillmans.