The Giclée Process

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: