What is a giclee print?

An Iris giclee print is made by scanning photographic materials into a computer and manipulating the image to achieve the desired results. During printing, a million drops of ink per second are applied to a substrate by each of four different color streams of high-pressure inks.

Because the ink is sprayed on, a continuous tone reproduction is created, rather than the dots associated with off-set lithography. Thus, proponents of Iris giclee prints point to the medium's rich colors and painterly qualities as a primary advantage over other types of reproductions.

On this site any work not labeled a giclee print or a serigraph is an original work of art.