What is Giclée? Giclée (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. Giclée prints are created typically using professional 8-color to 12-color ink-jet printers.
Giclée prints are produced using a state-of-the-art twelve ink high-sustainability Canon Lucia EX pigment ink printer; these pigment inks combine the glossiness of dye ink with the vivid colors and weather resistance of pigment ink. With this printing technology colors are more true to color than chemical prints and can achieve 1200 dpi resolution with ink drop sizes as small as 4 picoliters.
There are two options for photograph prints. The first option is a more economical choice. Photographs are printed on 300g premium-quality, resin-coated inkjet photo paper. The paper is slightly textured, satin (or luster) . The print surface doesn’t show fingerprints or reflect glare like glossy papers. This paper’s excellent ink retention properties produce an exceptionally large color gamut for bright, realistically saturated colors and accurate skin tones.
The second print option is a more elegant fine art paper. Photographs are printed on Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag paper. The paper is 310g, has a thickness of 15.6 mil, and exhibits a smooth satin fiber finish. Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag is the combination of the premium 100% cotton Platinum paper that Canson has supplied for many years to the original Platinum and Platine photographic market. Setting the benchmark for Digital Darkroom papers, Platine Fibre Rag provides the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners that are known to affect the longevity of digitally produced images. Platine Fibre Rag’s extremely high Dmax and exceptional grey tones make it the product of choice for the more discerning black and white as well as color photographic prints that provide high contrast and beautifully saturated colors.