Tuesday, September 25, 2007

word to know: Giclee

The Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt". The Term : The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction. more...

giclee prints available on etsy:

these are fabulous. i love the depth of the cherry blossoms and the quite focus of the centered bird on strips.

good lesson here.
constant dreamer

this concept of a strong print coupled with a silhouette is really lovely. it's a wonderful way to re-enforce the expressed emotion of a piece or a way to express completely contrasting ideas of feelings.

the beautiful side of winter
elle moss photography


Lauren said...

gosh, i love that last photo.

Rekoj said...

Gee - I LOVE the first.

Thanks so much for the enlightenment - I realized today that I've been pronouncing Glicee wrongfully this entire time. Good grief. =)

Victoria said...

This is a wonderful post. Beautiful and enlightening. Thanks!

Rachel said...