“GICLÉE” (Pronounced ZHEE-CLAY)
Is French and is an invented name. The word “Giclee” is derived from the French language “le gicleur” meaning “nozzle” or more specifically “gicler” meaning ”to squirt, spurt or spray for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink jet printing.
It was coined by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working in the field, to represent any ink jet based digital print used as fine art.
A wide variety of substrates are available including various textures and finishes such as matte photo paper, water-color paper, cotton canvas or artist textured vinyl.
All galleries and resellers are required to notify buyers of the difference between original and Giclee.