Giclée (pronounced jhee-clay) refers to a method of creating limited edition prints. Giclée reproductions were originally developed in 1989 as a digital method of fine art printing. The French word “Giclée” means “spray of ink,” and was created by Jack Duganne, a printmaker, to represent any ink jet based digital print used as fine art.
Dan’s prints are made with the highest quality archival pigment inks available. Giclées look like paintings, and they are the next best thing to owning an original at an affordable price.
The 5-step process
1) Printing and scanning
The original paintings are first scanned. Then, working closely with the printer, the image is color-proofed many times until the Dan is satisfied with the quality, and the desired results are achieved.
At that point, the prints are ready for reproduction. There are 485 prints in each edition, along with an additional 38 artist proofs.
2) Stretching and mounting
The prints on canvas are then stretched and mounted onto wooden stretcher bars.
3) Embellishment and protection
Surface texture is applied with brushes and palette knives, lending each canvas print a unique quality akin to an original painting. A protective varnish is then applied.
All canvas print giclées are framed with a simple, flat, black wood molding, and then wired so that they’re ready to hang.
5) Signing and numbering
These framed canvas prints are then ready to be hand-signed and numbered by Dan – and ready to ship out to their new homes!