Confused by the word giclee print? You aren't alone, we are often asked exactly what I meant by a giclee print so we decided to answer this question for once and for all...
A Giclée print (note the accent over the e) is originally a French word coined in 1991 by a French printer called Jack Duganne for fine art digital prints made specifically on an inkjet printer. The term has since been applied to all ink jet printing and usually denotes quality. The process is usually the domain of art printing specialist companies and not mass produced Chinese factories.
One of the reasons for the requirement for a new name was that giclée prints are usually premium quality, the inks are light fast / fade resistant making the giclee prints ideal for environments where they can be exposed to a lot of sun for example Australia! Combine good quality inks with archival canvas and you have a canvas print that can last for over 70 years according to recent independent testing!
Here at Blue Horizon Prints we specialise in giclee canvas prints, we use the highest quality printers (wide format Epson) along with 100% cotton canvas (maintaining nice canvas texture) and archival grade inks (fade resistant). Buy with confidence!