Wellington Green Prints

Fine Art Giclee Print Service

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Vitaly at 'Art Prints America' explains about giclee printing.

Artist Karen Talbot talks about her work and giclee printing 



The definition:  Giclee (zhee-klay) comes from the French noun ‘Giclee’ meaning a spray of liquid. The word is probably derived from the French verb ‘glicer’ meaning ‘to squirt’.

The Term: ‘Giclee Print’ is generally accepted as the pinnacle of printmaking technology. Prints are produced from the highest resolution digital files using archival quality pigment inks on to fine art museum quality art papers. Today, Giclee printing is probably the best and most accurate means of producing long lasting colour and B&W fine art prints.


The Method:  Giclee prints are produced using only wide format professional standard pigment ink jet printers. The world leaders in this field are undoubtedly Epson who have led the world in this technology for several years without any other manufacturer coming close. Epson printers have become generally accepted in the art and photographic markets as the ultimate in art reproduction technology. At Wellington Green Prints we only use Epson printers and genuine Epson UltraChrome K3 Pigment Inks.


The Advantages:  Giclee prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of Giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.