What is a Giclee?

what is a giclee

Giclee printing is a technology used for fine art or photograph reproduction using a very high-quality inkjet printer and quality light fast (fade resistant) archival inks to make individual copies.

The word “Giclee”, pronounced “jhee-clay”, is derived from the French word “le gicleur” meaning “nozzle”, or more specifically “gicler” meaning “to squirt, spurt, or spray”. It has to do with the fact that papers are being sprayed with pigments by nozzles with an approximate diameter of one millionth of the diameter of a hair.

North Penn Art offers a variety of media papers and canvases for giclee printing. High resolution giclee printing is an excellent choice for artists wanting to create single or multi-sized reproductions from digital files. Contact us and we’ll recommend a paper for your project.


Already have your art scanned? Just provide us with the file and we’ll do the rest!

Need your art scanned? High resolution scanning & color correction done in-house.



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