Giclee printing is meant to produce a product at a higher quality and longer lifespan than a standard desktop inkjet printer. There are three criteria that set a giclee print apart from standard inkjet prints - first, a resolution of no less than 300 dots per inch (DPI). This is to ensure that the final print has the sharpest detail and lacks any of the fragmentation that can occur with images less than 300 DPI. Second, the paper or substrate used to actually print the final piece must be of archival quality. These are the best papers for longevity and colour reproduction. Third, giclees are printed using pigment-based inks rather than the dye-based inks. Pigment-based inks have a longer life span that can last anywhere from 100 to 200 years without significant fading.
Limited Edition giclee prints signed and numbered by artist