Giclée (jhee-clay) – French meaning ‘to spray ink’. An image printed on a high resolution, printer.
Giclee prints (also known as Iris prints) are advantageous to artists who find it not feasible to mass produce their work.
Another tremendous advantage to Giclee printing is that artwork can be reproduced to almost any size and on various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
Image permanence is a concern to artists and collectors. Giclees printed for Francine use Endurachrome ink from ColorSpan which is very stable, giving fade & color shift resistance of better than 25 years for average indoor light conditions. When watercolor paper is used, this time span increases to 50 years
A limited amount in one size are printed and that’s it. The limited editions are all numbered and hand signed by the artist.
Certificates of authenticity are often provided from artist.