What is a giclee?

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What exactly is "giclee" and how is it pronounced?

-- Jaime Apo (jkapo@aol.com), January 10, 1999


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Pronounced "jee-clay", the term Giclee comes from French "to spurt". The process for printing the Giclee prints starts with a 4" x 5" transparency of the work which is converted into a digitized format by a computer, color corrected, and then printed on watercolor paper (the same paper that she draws her originals on). The printer "spurts" out the color at 1,200 - 1,800 dots per inch (each dot is about the size of a red blood cell). To further enhance the uniqueness of the Giclee, no two Giclees are alike as they are individually reworked by Teri using Prismacolor and Spectracolor colored pencils. Each print is then signed and numbered by Teri.

-- Roy Inouye (roy@bothi.com), January 10, 1999.

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