Chapter 18

Digital Fine Art Part II: Selecting Printers and Papers

Stephen M. Burns and Yvonne J. Butler

Giclée Prints

So what is giclée anyway? you ask. Isn’t any inkjet print that comes off a printer that sprays ink onto paper or another substrate a giclée print? Good questions. Yes is the answer to both questions, but not exactly.

The French word giclée means a spray of a liquid like ink. The term giclée print is used when high resolution images or scans are printed with archival quality inks on various substrates, preferably archival as well. Fine artists use fine art papers, canvas, photo paper, and whatever will work with the printer. ...

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