Christine Zecca

Art Printing Styles

 

 

Gliceé

Stretched Canvas

Paper

A gicleé is an advanced printmaking technology where images are generated from high resolution digital scans and then printed with archival inks onto various substrates. The substrates include archival paper and canvas, which are both options for printing your selected image.

The term gicleé – from the French verb “glicer” meaning “to squirt, to spray”, first applied to “Iris Prints” created on inkjet printers in the early 1990’s. Today, the term is used to represent any high quality digital print used as fine art.

Although the term gicleé is broadly used, all giclees are not the same. There are definite quality differences, so it’s important to make sure you purchase your gicleé prints from a reputable company that follows strict guidelines for quality.

Stretched canvas is a style of printing on canvas and stretching it on a frame as one would with a painting. This offers the look of an actual painting—real canvas, stretched over all-wood linen liners for archival quality. The only thing that's "different" about it is that it's custom printed with our digital image instead of being hand-painted.

Stretched Canvas

Stretched canvas is the perfect way to create a reproduction of an original painting—most people can only tell our stretched canvas prints from "the real thing" on very close inspection.

Printing on paper is much like a poster print and is the most affordable way to purchase a print. Suitable for framing.

Christine Zecca