Solomon Dubnick Gallery
1021 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

What is a giclée print?

Giclée, pronounced (zhee-clay) is a French term meaning "spray of ink." Creating a Giclée print requires the utmost care and attention on the part of the technician. The original painting is photographed and a digital image is created that a computer reads. The computer then relays the image to a 6 color, large format printer. The printer produces the image by delivering a fine spray of ink, up to a million micro droplets per second. Each droplet is four times smaller than a human hair. The display of a full color spectrum allows for the portrayal of the finest detail and vibrancy of the artist's original image and maximum resolution of color density.

Giclée prints have been shown in museums and galleries throughout the world. The quality of the materials combined with a state of the art 6 color printing process will produce a giclée fine art print that reflects the true essence of the original work of art.

Any Giclée print sold by Solomon Dubnick Gallery has UV resistant pigmented inks. We generally use 140 lb Arches watercolor paper with UV coating.  Clients can order canvas type paper upon occasion.  The gallery publishes a limited amount of these prints in editions of 30 or less.  An artist may publish a larger amount but not exceeding more than 300 in an edition.