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About Giclée Prints

The Definition : Giclée (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. Numerous examples of giclée prints can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Smithsonian Institute.
Digital mastered prints (i.e., giclée or iris prints) is a process introduced in the 1980's which can capture a greater and deeper range of colors; finer detail; nuances and shadows; and can be produced on a variety of surfaces.  Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo base papers.  The entire production process (except the production of the original) is digitally mastered.  Quality control, color adjustment and image fidelity are fine-tuned until an almost identical rendition of the original is achieved under the artist's supervision.  Gilda Sacasas digital prints are printed using pigment inks for better preservation, and are further protected with a UV protection treatment. The last step is that Gilda Sacasas individually signs and numbers each limited edition giclée.
Recent auctions of giclée prints have fetched $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang Tillman’s (April 23/24, 2004, Photographs, New York, Phillips de Pury & Company.)
        
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