A giclée, what is it?
The name comes from the French ‘gicler’, which means ‘flow’ or ‘splash’. During this process the rays of ink continuously hit the paper. The printer I use has 12 colours of ink – it can handle literally any tint! And if that wasn’t impressive enough, the colours keep their strenght and depth up to 100 years.
Why owning a giclée print feels so good
I print most fine art prints myself in my art studio. I use an A3+ giclée printer: an Epson Stylus Photo R2880. The paper I choose is Innova Soft Cotton 280 gms. This is a beautiful, acid free paper made partially of cotton. This combination gives a lovely result each and every time!
You are in good company when choosing a giclée print: among other museum the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam (Netherlands) sell these quality prints in their museum shop.
How do I best take care of my giclée?
No matter how strong and intense the colours are, in the end a giclée is a… print on paper. This means it is sensitive to moisture. It therefore prefers to be framed behind glass. You can put it on a cupboard or such without a frame, in this case please be aware it best not keep it in or near a bathroom or kitchen.