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The term giclée was coined by Jack Duganne in 1991 to refer to the product of an ink spray (gicler, in French) process. Jack and others were developing the methods for the preparation of high quality reproductions and the use of the word was intended to distinguish fine art prints from other commercial printing processes.

A giclée begins with a high resolution digital file of the artwork. The image can be either scanned directly or scanned from a high resolution photograph. The scanned image is then adjusted, using computer software, to insure that the color balance and tonality closely match the original. The digital file can then be electronically stored for subsequent use in printing. The giclée is prepared, directly from the digital file using an ink jet printer.

At Green Flash Photography, giclées are created using the latest ink jet technology. Only archival pigmented inks and coated, fine art papers and canvases are used to produce exhibition quality prints up to a maximum media width of 44”.