DEFINITION of 'Giclées'

A digital reproduction of a print created through digital technology. Because the creation of a giclée print involves high-end printers, this type of print is generally considered to be of higher quality than other poster reproduction methods, such as a offset lithography.

BREAKING DOWN 'Giclées'

While a giclée is much less rare than an original print, the use of high-quality inks can make the colors of the reproduction more vivid and the production itself longer lasting. The giclée can be printed on a variety of surfaces, including canvas, which can give the impression that the giclée is actually the original work.

The cost associated with producing a giclée makes it more expensive to collectors, but can bring increased risks. Dubious art dealers may try to pass off a giclée as an original, since untrained collectors may be unable to spot the differences. Close inspection of a giclée will often show the dots used by the inkjet printer.

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