Giclée (French: related to "squirt" and "spray")
has become the generic term for high quality digital prints found
within the fine art market. Over the past two decades, giclées
have not only gained acceptance from collectors and museums for
their archival qualities, but have also found favor among artists
and publishers because of the accurate reproduction qualities, the
print-on-demand capability and because image sizes can be adjusted
without a loss of quality.
Fred Parker's giclée prints are reproduced from original
artworks of various media, including oil, pastel and mixed media.
They were printed with either a Roland or Epson wide format high
resolution inkjet printer, using 100% rag paper and pigmented inks—ensuring
image stability and vibrant colors well into the next century. The
testing company Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. projects that the
giclée prints will not experience any degradation of their
archival qualities for at least 150 years when properly framed and
displayed. This degree of permanence is well in excess of the archival
characteristics of many original artworks executed in pastel, watercolor,
most ink prints and virtually all current photographic processes.
Fred's giclées are limited to editions of as few as ten,
and never more than fifty. Each image is available as a sheet only,
or double matted ready for framing, or framed and ready to hang.
Shipping can be arranged.
In addition to the stated sizes, custom sizes can be ordered by
contacting Fred at: