This form of printing is called "Offset
Lithography". It is done on a large
printing press that puts down four
colors; red, blue, black and yellow at
four different passes through the
press. It is a timely process and has
been used for years as the foremost
printing of paintings until the invention
of the computer.
The word Giclee (zhee-klay) is a French word
meaning to squirt.
Giclee Prints are generated from high
resolution digital scans and printed with
archival quality inks onto various surfaces
including canvas, fine art paper and photo
base paper. They are crearted using
professional 8-color to 12-color ink-jet
printers. The Giclee printing process
provides better color accuracy than other
means of reproduction, and allows the buyer
to choose the size of print he prefers. It is the
foremost printing method of today.