Giclée is an elegant, state-of-the-art reproduction. The name comes from a French printmaker's term for "fine spray", and was adopted to distinguish the technique from ordinary offset printing. A giclée is created by a digital printer's tiny ink jets that spray millions of droplets of water-based ink onto fine archival art paper or canvas (or linen) known as the "substrate". The results from printing in high resolution (1,400 dpi)is superior to any other reproduction technique for brilliance, longevity and the colour fixation.
Each reproduction is created and controlled one by one. Like lithographies of the past which giclée reproductions are now beginning to replace, editions are limited and numbered. But unlike lithographies, the giclée reproduction can be offered in various formats.
The inks used are resistant to both water and UV rays. The giclée is varnished and signed by the artist as an original work then delivered with a certificate of authenticity.
Naturally, the original remains a unique work of art, but the resemblance between the original and the reproduction is particularly strong when there is no relief created by the paints, such is the case in Clavet’s work.
|Classification of editions:|
|Between 100 and 300 square inches||250|
|Between 300 and 600 square inches||150|
|Between 600 and 1,000 square inches||100|
|Between 1,000 and 2,000 square inches||50|
|Between 2,000 and 3,000 square inches||25|