Giclée Printing

Giclée (pronounced zhee-clay) n. AKA: Archival Pigment Print. Most often associated with reproductions, a giclée is a print or multiple copy of an original work of art that was created by conventional means and then reproduced digitally via inkjet printing methods. In the case of computer-generated, digital artwork, each print can be considered an original since it is not a copy or reproduction of anything. What distinguishes a giclée from other inkjet prints is that it is printed on state-of-the-art equipment, using pigmented inks onto museum-quality, archival fine art paper or canvas. The quality of the giclée print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. All prints offered for any print media are giclée.

Print Media

Fine Art Paper


A bright coated paper that has instant drying characteristics that allows immediate use without smearing or smudging. It has a thick and smooth surface. It is designed to provide images with high color density, optimal color gradation and perfect image sharpness.


This specially treated "satin-like" cotton fabric is sewable, water-resistant, but not washable. Prints will yield deep, rich colors.

Canvas Prints


The Lyve™ Canvas is a 20.5 mil bright white, consistent poly-cotton blend matte canvas using an acid-free, neutral pH coating. Archival Certified, OBA-free. With eye-popping color gamut and Dmax, coupled with critical archival certification Lyve sets a new standard of exceptionalism in fine art and photographic printmaking. Unlike 99% of available inkjet canvas products for giclee printing, this canvas utilizes "Chromata White" optical brightener additive-free and fluorescent whitening agent-free breakthrough technology. "Chromata White" provides the most stable platform on which to print photographs and fine art works without the metamerism issues or color shift issues inherent on other canvases. Optical Brighteners compromise the attainment of true color and they inevitably deteriorate and yellow over time.

Timeless Veneer Varnish for Chromata Lyve Canvas – Matte, Satin, Gloss

Timeless is a proprietary water-based, non-yellowing varnish that has been developed to protect, preserve and enhance fine art and photographic prints by inhibiting harmful ultraviolet light which inhibits the inkjet canvas a from "yellowing". Also protects against moisture and abrasion and enhances prints by increasing density, which brightens the color of printed canvas. Timeless was developed to be a significant upgrade for the following reasons: - Strong UV Protection- Clear Finish - Anti-fungals: .- Incredible High Gloss: - a True Matte. All finishes allow any artist to hand embellish their canvas prints with acrylic paints and gels if desired.

Stretched Canvas

  • Standard Depth (recommended when framing)


Hand applied brushstroke texturizing to create the illusion of an original artwork.

Limited Edition and Certification of Authenticity

Some works of the collections are part of a Limited Edition series. Each edition of a series will be an identical giclée gallery wrapped canvas of the original. Each purchase will come with a certification of authenticity.