Definition of a Giclée print

A giclée print is a fine art reproduction of an artist's work which has been produced through a digital process of photography and ink jet printing.

A digital photograph or scan is made of the art work after which a file is downloaded to the computer. The technician makes color refinements to assure accuracy of duplication. Final adjustments are made according to the original work of art.

The printer uses high-grade permanent inks sprayed onto archival paper in a full-spectrum of pigmented color. The inks are absorbed directly into the fibers of the paper and produce an image of great permanence and exceptional resolution.

Loosely translated, giclée (zhee-clay) is a French word meaning spraying, splashing or spurting, and was coined as a term used to refer to digitally produced fine art prints.

Quality and Authenticity

Giclée prints of high professional quality and resolution require an expert technician, equipment, and materials. Archival prints by Glen Peterson are only produced using these resources. He signs and dates each print.

The value of the giclée is insured by producing only editions of 20 of each original acrylic. A signed certificate comes with each print which verifies the title, year, size, and medium of the original art work.


Glen Peterson is offering a limited edition of 12 images of his paintings as signed giclée prints. They are presented as a package of 12 prints from his NAVAJO CULTURE series originally created in acrylic and oil media. These prints on Epson Fine Art Velvet paper will be created in editions of 20 prints. Each print is wrapped in glassine and protected by a sturdy cardboard container for mailing.

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