giclée : Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary
A word to describe art printed with high quality ink-jet printers. It sounds classier
than printed on an Epson ink-jet printer.
Giclée, pronounced zhee-klay, means squirted in French.
The process allows artists or online-print shops to create prints one-off as they are
sold. Giclée prints are created typically using professional 8-colour to
12-colour ink-jet printers with archival quality inks. Home ink-jets typically have 3
colours plus black. You can print onto various substrates including canvas, fine art
and photo-base paper. Surprisingly, the giclée printing process provides
better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.