Definition of giclee in English:

giclee

Line breaks: gi¦clee
Pronunciation: /ˈʒiːkleɪ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1A digital printing process in which an ink-jet printer is used to produce a high-quality art print: giclee is the only printing technique that captures the essence of my watercolors [as modifier]: limited-edition giclee prints
More example sentences
  • Others are printed using the giclee process, where long-lasting inks are laid onto various types of art papers.
  • The vast majority, 83 percent, say that more education is needed to help them inform their clients about giclee printing.
  • Newcomers to the art business today might not realize that there was not a printmaking technique called "giclee" a decade ago.
1.1 [count noun] A print produced using the giclee process: 65 per cent of galleries now sell giclees
More example sentences
  • Today, according to the recent Art Business News POP Survey, giclees are the leading type of print art dealers and gallery owners have added to their inventories.
  • Her customers, she added, also like the look of giclees, especially those printed on canvas.
  • He recently began to distribute the work of more than 20 artists whose works are printed as giclees.

Origin

1990s: from French giclée 'spurt, squirt'.

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