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What is a Giclee?

The art of fine art printing has become even more precise with the advent of the revolutionary Giclee (ghee-clay) printing process. In the Giclee process, a fine stream of ink (more than four million droplets per second) is sprayed onto archival art paper or canvas. Each piece of paper or canvas is carefully hand mounted onto a drum, which rotates during printing. Exact calculation of hue, value and density direct the ink from four nozzles. This produces a combination of 512 chromatic changes (with over three million colors possible of highly saturated, non-toxic water-based ink. Since no screens are used in Giclee printing, the prints have a higher resolution than lithographs and the dynamic color range is greater than serigraphy.

I took the photos on the right in England, Scotland and Ireland, the prints were released February, 2001. I have the few that remain - they were initially commissioned by "Robb & Stucky" and sold in their stores. Over the years the prices have slowly risen on the secondary market. They are limited edition signed and numbered 22" x 28" Giclee’ prints. A very high quality color reproduction and printed on a heavy water color paper.

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