What is a Giclée?
A giclée (/ʒiːˈkleɪ/ zhee-KLAY or /dʒiːˈkleɪ/) is an individually produced, high-resolution, high-fidelity reproduction done on a special large inkjet printer. Giclées are produced from digital scans of existing artwork then meticulously color-matched to the original to get a flawless reproduction.
Our reproductions are very hard to distinguish from the original when printed on canvas. They can be printed on canvas or premium papers that are 100% Cotton Rag that are slight to moderately textured to give our reproductions that hard-to-tell-from-the-original look of our oils, acrylics and mixed media. Since they are produced directly from a digital file, this saves generations of detail-robbing negatives and printing plates, as with traditional printing. Our giclées come numbered, signed by the artist, come with a certificate of authenticity and for an additional fee, stretched and ready to hang. Ink used is pigment based and created with “profiles” that help predetermine how colors will look on the paper and canvas. This means our printer’s software also knows the color capabilities of each paper/canvas+ink combination; resulting in accurate color, print after print. Pigment inks, acid free papers and canvas also mean your reproductions will be around for a long time. Testing under accelerated conditions demonstrate a life in excess of 80 years before noticeable fading occurs.
If you would like more information on the printing process of our giclées, click Carr Imaging the best printer in Albuquerque. Our giclées are produced upon request so please allow 3 – 4 weeks delivery. Clients are responsible for shipping fees and we do accept all major credit cards. To order, please call ORO Fine Art Gallery (505) 243-1599. Thank you!
If you would like a more affordable solution to owning a reproduction, you can visit our print-on-demand page from Fine Art America to order reproductions in various formats (including merchandise). Please keep in mind these items are not signed or numbered, wall images can only be printed up to 40″ and merchandise is guaranteed through the site in which they are ordered. There is also no guarantee of how long the color intensity of each image with last. ORO Fine Art Gallery is not responsible for any wall images or merchandise ordered through our print-on-demand site.
We also have some merchandising sites that include puzzles, mugs, tiles and much more!
pixels.com – this site is also FINE ART AMERICA. Prints as well as merchandise is available on this site!
zazzle.com – Mugs and beverage containers, cardboard puzzles, tee-shirts, and more!
Pacifica Tile Art Studio – mural tiles and backsplash tiles for your kitchen and bath. Look under the following categories for Ricardo’s images:
- Country Chic
- Latin America
Platinum Puzzles – hand-made wooden jigsaw puzzles. Great for family heirlooms! Look under the following categories for Ricardo’s images:
NOTE: ORO Fine Art Gallery can not take returns for any merchandise including wall art from Fine Art America and the above referenced sites. If you have a return please visit the site where the item was purchased.