What is a Giclee?

About The Giclee Printing Process

Go to 'The Store' and order your Patricia Kortt Giclee Prints righ here online!! The term "giclee print" (zhee-clay) connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art paper, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction and images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media. The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.

Numerous examples of giclee prints can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries. Recent auctions of giclee prints have fetched $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang Tillmans (April 23/24 2004, Photographs, New York, Phillips de Pury & Company.)