Definition of giclée in English:


(also giclee)

Pronunciation /ZHēˈklā/ /ʒiˈkleɪ/

See synonyms for giclée


  • 1A technology for fine art or photograph reproduction using a high-quality inkjet printer to make individual copies.

    ‘giclee is the only printing technique that captures the essence of my watercolors’
    • ‘limited-edition giclee prints’
    • ‘The final public editions are enlarged and reproduced using giclée and other techniques.’
    • ‘That said, she does ultimately digitize the image in order to make a giclée print.’
    • ‘Hence the word ‘inkjet’ isn't exactly prominent in the marketing of giclée products, despite that being exactly what the process is.’
    • ‘These small giclée prints are probably the highlight of the show.’
    • ‘A computer then performs the millions of calculations necessary to produce a giclee print.’
    • ‘I anticipate retail prices for giclee prints to continue to drop.’
    • ‘Other publishers applaud the addition of giclee to the market.’
    • ‘Edition sizes will be kept at 195 and the medium will be giclee on canvas.’
    • ‘As part of the acquisition, a major investment was made in digital equipment for the production of giclee reproductions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And the equipment and technology used to create a giclee print is state-of-the art.’
    • ‘The brochure offers information about the company and takes readers through the company's process of creating a museum-quality giclee print.’
    • ‘Contact us to discuss any aspect of giclee printmaking and your art.’
    • ‘Heussenstamm has begun producing giclee prints of his paintings and enjoys widespread interest in his work from people worldwide.’
    • ‘The net effect of giclee is that it has opened up tremendous opportunities for artists, publishers and people who want to own art.’
    1. 1.1A print produced using the giclee process.
      ‘65 percent of galleries now sell giclées’
      • ‘His work will be reproduced in limited-edition giclees to be released by Side Roads this year.’
      • ‘Her limited-edition giclees will be published by New Era with prices starting at $695.’
      • ‘There are also geographic differences in the percentage of galleries that carry both types of giclees.’
      • ‘One day he is marketing giclees of Marilyn, the next, "authentic, original, vintage, period pieces."’
      • ‘More than 30 original works of art and limited-edition giclees were on display and for sale.’
      • ‘The inception of print-on-demand technology created a whole new, digital way of creating prints, called giclees.’
      • ‘I know some people with galleries who have purchased equipment for making giclees.’
      • ‘This release marks the first time Lange's work has been reproduced as giclees.’
      • ‘Having researched the digital technologies available, we have managed to produce a low-cost giclee at an incredibly low price.’
      • ‘Posters and giclees are the second and third top-selling prints, followed by serigraphs/silkscreens and etchings.’
      • ‘The production of mass amounts of giclees also allows more fragmentation and more transient competitors.’
      • ‘Sales of such systems to art publishers and print suppliers have blossomed in recent years, as printers, inks and paper combinations have improved the longevity and quality of giclees.’
      • ‘Virgem Reproductions will continue to distribute his limited-edition giclees.’
      • ‘Two fine art posters from were released by the company, and a new s/n limited edition giclee will be available this fall.’
      • ‘Half the galleries that carry giclees have them on both canvas and paper.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Thompson was showcasing giclees by prominent Japanese anime artists like Osamu Tezuka, Mutsumi Inomata and Mikimoto.’
      • ‘Now we're producing giclees and everything is going great.’


1990s from French giclée ‘spurt, squirt’.