What is a Giclee Print?
Giclee (zhee-clay) is a French word which means ‘spraying of ink’. In this high tech computer Giclee process, a fine spray of ink …. more than four million droplets per second …. is sprayed onto archival, Arches, watercolor paper. Each droplet is four time smaller than a human hair. This produces a combination of 512 chromatic changes with approximately 10 million color possibilities of highly saturated, nontoxic water-based ink. The Giclee high resolution scanning and digital Iris printer, give each image the vibrant, lush, velvety and luminous results of an original watercolor.
The finished Giclee print is protected by applying an extra strength UV coating to insure museum quality standards for the collector. The paper is then hand cut, creating a deckle edge. The limited edition is hand signed and embossed with the signature of the artist E L Y S E. The print is then numbered on the front and titled, numbered, dated on the back side and accompanied along with a certificate of authenticity.