Fine Art Giclee and Photographic Prints

Started Sep 22, 2009 | Discussions thread
BigPixel Veteran Member • Posts: 3,371
Still a stupid term

Giclee is a pretentious term used to elevate the description of the process employed, ink jet printing. Some galleries like using it as they can BS unknowledgeable clients into paying more for an inkjet print on canvas than the same image printed on fine art paper. Regardless of the history lesson portrayed in the posts you link, most people have come to equate Giclee with print on canvas. Just the way it is.

As a professional fine art photographer who doesn't prints on canvas, I never use this term. I wouldn't use it even if I did print on canvas. Moot issue for me anyway as my main gallery in Honolulu would never allow use of such a low class term. Inkjet print is fine for me and them.
BigPixel / Hawaii

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