THE GICLEE PROCESS
Numerous examples of giclee prints can be found in museums throught the world including the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art and the British Museum.
Giclee prints are created using professional 12-Color ink-jet printers. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for the fine art market.
The most important fact to remember is that all color fades. As far as Giclee prints are concerned, some original watercolors & most lithographs will fade faster than a well-made Giclee. Unlike lithographs and serigraphs, Giclees have undergone extensive, third-party fade-testing.
While the predicted display life depends on many variables, under typical home or office lighting , and depending on the papers used, giclees made with wide-gamut pigmented inks are estimated to last over 130 years without noticeable fade. All of our testing information comes from independent testing labs and the manufacturers of the materials we use. We are not be responsible for any damage to our prints from improper handling or from exposure to extreme environmental conditions.