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What is a Giclée?  
Detail of Aaron In The Garden, watercolor painting by Jeanne Eickhoff © 2007 All Rights Reserved

Digital printing technology has ushered in a range of new artwork reproduction methods for artists.

Giclée (often pronounced "zhee-clay" or "jhee-clay") is one such digital printing method.

The Giclée has gained wide popularity among both artists and art buyers for the following reasons:

  1. Giclée reproductions are printed using pigment inks. Pigment inks are inherently archival, withstanding the destructive effects of light and humidity for more than 100 years before color fade sets in.
  2. Giclée reproductions are printed on acid-free fine art papers and canvas. The use of acid-free papers and canvas prevents a reproduction from turning brown and brittle over time.
  3. Giclée reproductions are printed in high resolution using advanced color control technology. This results in reproductions of exceptional detail and color depth. These factors are important elements of high quality Giclées that capture the look and feel of the original artwork.

A Giclée is considered by many to be the "next best thing to an original" because of its close resemblance to the original, archival qualities & more affordable price

      Detail of Aaron In The Garden, watercolor painting by Jeanne Eickhoff © 2007 All Rights Reserved

Any reproduction you purchase from Ike's eye ensures the highest quality giclée. Jeanne Eickhoff's watercolors are reproduced on the highest quality watercolor paper, her acyrlics are on the finest canvas. The canvas giclées are then sealed for additional lightfastness, hand stretched on premium stretchers & framed in fine frames. Jeanne oversees the entire production from start to finish.

Jeanne works closely with the printers from Hampton Roads Giclée. Her original work is professionally scanned & she and the printers work together as a team through a color matching process to ensure the giclées are virtually indistinguishable from the originals.

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