With the advent of digital photography, fine art inkjet giclée printing and reproduction is a growing market. Giclée (pronounced “zhee-clay”) loosely means spraying or squirting of ink in French. Giclée prints are bought and sold at auctions worldwide. The concept is not new, but with the continued development of better digital cameras, in conjunction with artists’ desire to market their work, the giclée printing practice is expanding rapidly.
The Art Menu’s fine art giclée printing process starts with a professional art scan of the artist’s original piece of work. These digital copy shots allow us to make identical duplicates that are true to their originals. The concept of “original-to-digital” provides for individual color profiling with sharper details, higher resolution, and no film grain.
The next step involves the actual printing of the customer’s fine art print. Our giclées are printed using only the finest materials - archival pigmented inks, archival fine art canvas, and inkjet printers with professional grade nozzles. The Art Menu’s team of printmaking experts produces stunning results with some of the longest archival ratings in the industry. Our prints are made to last for decades to come.
Once printed, we offer three canvas finishing options: rolled canvas, stretched gallery wrapped canvas, and stretched & framed canvas. All of our canvas giclées come with a 2” mirrored edge border, as well as a semi-gloss UV protective coating. We also use a 2” stretcher bar for all of our gallery wrapped orders. The Art Menu framing options include a floater frame in black, silver, or walnut. And all orders come complete with standard hanging hardware.
All of our orders are shipped via insured, ground service. Each order is custom packaged with the utmost care for delivery to your home or business.