Giclée (pronounced “gee-clay”), from the French word meaning to “squirt” or “spurt”, is a highly sophisticated 4-color inkjet printing process that was introduced in the late 1970s. It’s so sophisticated, in fact, that it produces open or limited edition prints, which truly capture the artist’s original intent. Even museums have realized the vast potential of this technology and have made giclée editions a permanent part of their collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco and New York), the Chelsea Galleries and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles) to name a few.
These prints on display were created on an Iris® or Mimaki® printer from high-resolution digital images, using the best quality ink (Pinnacle Gold). The Iris printer uses Arches® cold press 100% cotton fiber, mould made in France – a wonderful, warm watercolor archival sheet. This is the same paper Sandy typically paints her originals on. The paper used with the Mimaki is Hahnemühle Photo Rag or Arches Infinity Textured, both are smooth, bright white sheets that hold fluorescents and are especially suited for printing florals. This results in color saturation and image detail capture that exceeds other types of image reproduction.
Giclées are superior to traditional lithography in several ways. The colors are brighter, last longer, and are so-high resolution that they are virtually continuous tone, rather than tiny dots. The range, or “gamut” of color for giclées is far beyond that of lithography, and details are crisper. All of this guarantees you a long-lasting museum quality work of art. Each exclusive limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
All prints are produced exclusively by artists Lisa and Joe Dieboll, proprietors of The Highland Studio in Cold Spring, New York. To learn more about their art form and process, you are encouraged to visit www.thehighlandstudio.com.