Giclee Prints

Featuring Fine Art Prints by awards winning artist Edward Kinnally

Wikipedia defines Giclée as:
"Giclée (pronounced [ʒiːˈkleɪ] "zhee-clay" or /dʒiːˈkleɪ, from French IPA: [ʒiˈkle]), is an invented name (i.e. a neologism) for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The word "giclée" is derived from the French language word "le gicleur" meaning "nozzle", or more specifically "gicler" meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray". It was coined by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working in the field, to represent any inkjet-based digital print used as fine art. The intent of that name was to distinguish commonly known industrial "Iris proofs" from the type of fine art prints artists were producing on those same types of printers. The name was originally applied to fine art prints created on Iris printers in a process invented in the early 1990s but has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print and is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such prints."
Current fine art print discounts.

Basically, what a giclée should mean is the highest archival quality fine art print that is available today. Unfortunately, it is a word that is much abused. Artists will print on their own color dye printer at home and call it a giclée, but it just isn't so. Know your source!!! Insist on archival quality pigmented inks, NOT dyes, and on fine art paper! Also make certain that all other framing and backing materials are acid-free materials intended for fine art longevity. (And as with any artwork, even oils, keep it out of direct sunlight.)

Fine Art Printer Imagekind, my artwork provider of choice, states:
About our inks
"The same printing system we make available to online shoppers is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. Using the new Ultra- Chrome K3 pigmented inkset, from Epson, our fine art printers will allow users to print outstanding color and neutral black & white prints on a variety of media includ- ing glossy, satin, matte, fine art and canvas. Without a doubt, the beauty and brilliance of a pigment giclee on canvas, watercolor or satin paper is unparalleled. Fortunately, they´re made to last too! The Epson system of Inks and Paper have received lightfast permanence ratings from the Wilhelm Research Institute that well exceed 100 yrs (with proper UV protection), so you can be assured that your prints will look just as good in 30 years as they do today."

Sample contemporary artwork - "The Coasters"
Digital art created at 30" x 20" @ 300ppi
Several art print sizes are available.
Artwork 'The Coasters' - Art by Kinnally

Example default framing; easily modified
"The Coasters"
Artwork 'The Coasters' - Art by Kinnally

Unique and original contemporary art in several categories:
Organic art (suggestive of forms found in nature)
Sculptural art (suggestive of a three dimensional object)
Faux Mosaic art (has the appearance of a highly detailed mosaic)
Geometric art (has a definite geometric form to it; for example a spiral)
Stereographic art (stereograms - in addition to being art, can be viewed in 3D)
Unique art (a catch-all category)

All Fine Art Prints in this art gallery are created with exceptionally long lasting pigmented inks (not dyes), available framed or unframed, on several fine art papers or canvas, and in several sizes. An artist's suggested framing configuration is also available.

Sample "Fine Art Print - 'A Little Splash of Color'"
Digital art created at 30" x 18.55" @ 300ppi
Several art print sizes are available.
Fine Art Print 'A Little Splash of Color' - Art by Kinnally

Example default framing; easily modified
"A Little Splash of Color"
Fine Art Print 'A Little Splash of Color' - Art by Kinnally

Giclees, what are they?
Contemporary Art, my favorites.
Classic Paintings.
Giclee Prints website.
Giclee - search by color or genre.
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All artwork has a satisfaction guarantee provided by the printer/framer.
Online Gallery of giclee prints, my artwork and many other fine artists.
How to Paint
Stereogram examples.

My Wikidot pages:
3D Stereograms; 3D Art Giclees featuring "Inner Secrets #1"
Digital Art featuring "The Golden Hind"
Fine Art Prints featuring "Smooth Moves"
Fine Art Prints, Giclees featuring "Crystal Shores"
Giclee featuring "Blossom #1"
Giclee Art featuring "The Coasters" & "A Little Splash of Color"
Giclee Prints featuring "Gooey Chocolate Caramel Nougat #1"
Giclees featuring "Dragon Skin"
Giclee Print featuring "Sirocco"
Mosaic Art featuring "Rhino Ruminations"
Mosaics featuring "California Poppy"
Open Edition Giclee featuring "Scorpio" & "Touché Macramé"
Organic Art Giclees featuring "Red Planet"
Original Art Giclees featuring "Shellfish Dream"
Original Giclee Art Prints featuring Flowers for M'Lady"
Pixelated Palette featuring "Sinuosity #1"
Sculptural Giclee Art Prints featuring "Enlightenment #1"
Stereogram Giclees featuring "Inner Secrets #2"
Stereograms; Sterograms featuring "Inner Secrets #1"
Stereographic Giclees featuring "Electric Onion", stereogram version

All artwork on this site is Copyright 2007 2008 Edward Kinnally. All rights reserved.