What’s a Giclee

What’s a Giclée?

In simple terms, a Giclée is a print done on canvas. Giving the look of an original for a fraction of the price. A Giclée (pronounced “zheeclay”) is a French word meaning “fine spray”. It is a computer generated print that is produced by the spraying of an image on to fine art paper or canvas. It is extremely difficult to tell the difference between an original and a giclée, a giclée being the closest duplication of original artwork humanly, mechanically, or technically possible.

The cornerstone of this process is an IRIS ink jet printer, which is specifically designed for the rigorous, and precise criteria of fine art collectors and connoisseurs of museum quality, limited edition prints.

From a hundred ink jets more than a million droplets of ink per second are sprayed on canvas or watercolor paper spinning on a large drum. Once completed, an image is comprised of almost 20 billion droplets of ink. The inks used are specially formulated so that the fine print heads can spurt jets of ink in minute droplets at a resolution of 1440 dpi. The canvas or paper used is specially prepared to accept this type of printing. As with other fine art printing processes, the artist approves “proofs” of the art print to insure that the right tone, depth and color is produced.

The resulting print has no perceptible dot pattern. It is composed of an endless array of minuscule dots of richly saturated color, and retains every nuance of the original image. The most archival, water based light-fast inks available in the world are used. The latest inks offer a 70-year light-fastness and UV-resistance under museum archival conditions.

When giclée prints are produced on good quality paper or canvas, the print should possess archival standards of permanence comparable or better than other collectible artwork. The visual quality of the print is extremely high and the color saturation and definition stunning.

  • Galleries

    Click to see where Dee's works are currently on display:
    The Upstairs Gallery, Healdsburg, CA
  • Formats

    Most paintings are available in the following formats: Stretched and ready to frame, Gallery Wrap and fully Framed and ready to hang.

    Most images are also available as photo prints, for a cost effective alternative. Great for gift giving!
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About Me

Drawing and painting have been an integral part of Dee Andreini's entire life.
Born in San Francisco, and raised in a small town in beautiful Northern California, she has lived in and enjoyed nature's wonders all her life.

Through her sensitive application and accomplished understanding of acrylic and oil mediums, she captures the softness of a waterfall, the spirit of trees, or the freedom of soaring birds as if seen in a dream.

Miss Andreini received her Fine Arts Degree at California State College of Sonoma where the emphasis was on self expression. She has continued her self expression and creativity enhanced by the many sites she has seen throughout Europe and the United States.

People have found words like romantic, etherial, dynamic, expressive, soothing and personal to describe her work. You can view Dee's work in person and find your own words to describe it.

Anyone owning a painting with the Andreini signature is assured of a possession having the permanent qualities and values associated with the works of a renowned artist. If you would like to have the chance to meet Ms. Andreini and view her work in person, you are invited to become a member of her mailing list and/or visit her on-line calendar of upcoming events.

Services

Drawing and painting have been an integral part of Dee Andreini's entire life.
Born in San Francisco, and raised in a small town in beautiful Northern California, she has lived in and enjoyed nature's wonders all her life.

Through her sensitive application and accomplished understanding of acrylic and oil mediums, she captures the softness of a waterfall, the spirit of trees, or the freedom of soaring birds as if seen in a dream.

Miss Andreini received her Fine Arts Degree at California State College of Sonoma where the emphasis was on self expression. She has continued her self expression and creativity enhanced by the many sites she has seen throughout Europe and the United States.

People have found words like romantic, etherial, dynamic, expressive, soothing and personal to describe her work. You can view Dee's work in person and find your own words to describe it.

Anyone owning a painting with the Andreini signature is assured of a possession having the permanent qualities and values associated with the works of a renowned artist. If you would like to have the chance to meet Ms. Andreini and view her work in person, you are invited to become a member of her mailing list and/or visit her on-line calendar of upcoming events.