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The French word means "to spray." In this case, billions of microscopic droplets of special pigment ink are sprayed directly onto canvas. The small size of the droplets allow the resulting image to be nearly identical to the original art. Using state of the art scanning equipment, our giclée reproductions are so precise that there is actually the illusion of texture. Until recently, the expense of this process has limited giclée canvas prints to art galleries and museums. We use the latest pigment inks with a 70 year guarantee not to fade in normal light conditions. (The same light conditions under which one would keep an original oil or an acrylic piece.) Each giclée is printed on artist grade canvas and stretched around solid wood bars--in the same manner a master artist would stretch their own originals.

Most other canvas reproductions are called "canvas transfers". This is when an image is printed on low quality paper, glued on top of a stretched blank canvas, then covered with shellac. They are usually (though not always) slightly cheaper than giclée. However, the quality, vibrance, realism, and longevity make giclée on canvas the ultimate value.

  Step 1:
First, the original art is digitally captured using the latest scanning and photographic technology.
  Step 2:
Once the original image is scanned, a skilled technician will adjust the color to match the original, often working directly with the artist.
 
  Step 3:
The digital file of the original art is sent to the giclée printer. Archival pigment inks are then sprayed directly onto artist grade canvas and... Viola!