FotoTechnika's giclées (zhee-CLAYS) are inkjet prints on specially treated canvas or fine art (watercolor) paper. Our Fine Art and Photo Giclées are printed on Canon wide format inkjet printers, using specially formulated pigmented inks. The term “giclée” is contrived and actually comes from a French word that means “to spray,” so it is open-ended enough to cover any kind of inkjet print; however, the FotoTechnika definition of gicleé includes only images printed on fine art media. The printing process is essentially the same for both Fine Art and Photo Giclées. The print maker makes proofs from the digital file and then either confers with the customer for approval before making the final print, or can make the call for “pleasing color,” if the customer desires. Either can be printed in sizes up to almost 60 inches wide and over 8 feet long (depending on available sizes of media).
Because of the repeat ability of digital output, Fine Art and Photo Giclées are excellent for limited editions (even as limited as one),allowing our customers to print on-demand and in small quantities. Though the initial setup might seem daunting and pricey, the outcome is much more wallet and storage-friendly than having to order 500 (or more) -- not to mention the amazing quality of the product and personalized treatment the art and artist receive.