What is a Giclée Print?

A Giclée print is the highest quality print available today. The word Giclée is a French word meaning 'to squirt'. The process is digital printmaking with a printer that uses minute droplets of archival ink to create prints that cannot be duplicated by other printing techniques. Because there is no visible dot screen pattern the resulting image has all of the subtle tonalities of the original art. Each dot may have over 4 billion possible colors! This produces exceptional museum quality prints.

In the past, trying to have my art reproduced usually resulted in a shortened lifespan and massive hair loss for the printer. My colors were almost impossible to reproduce because I use such subtle glazes in my paintings. With this new technology the printer can acheive a reproduction indistinquishable from my original paintings. Reproduction of my originals can be printed in any size from 1" (for those with very small rooms) to 46", printed on the same archival watercolor paper I use for my original painting. The new inks used in Giclee printing have the same longevity as the watercolor paints I use in my paintings.

This highest quality printing is made affordable for a collector as each limited edition print is printed on demand.


I have done extensive research to find the finest Giclee printer. I wanted someone who had a great eye for color, the same desire to produce the highest quality print possible,and had infinite patience (color proofing can be very time consuming), the sense of humor was a bonus. I found a printer in NYC who creates prints for NYC museums that are perfect reproductions of the masters. As a perfectionist when it comes to reproducing my watercolor paintings, I've been delighted to find someone who shares that desire.

Among the many museums with Giclee prints in their collections are: The British Museum, The Metropolitan Museum New York, Los Angeles County Museum, Museum of Modern Art New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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