What Is a Gicle'e Print?

Gicle'e, (prounounced "zhee-clay") is a French term referring to the process by which an image is converted from a high resolution electronic digital file to a piece of art that can be hung and viewed.

Basically, a digital file of the image is created with a computer and sent to a special printer that "paints" the image by spraying microscopic size drops of pigmented ink onto the surface of the canvas. It requires millions of tiny drops applied to the canvas in order to create a faithful, continuous-tone reproduction of the original image that was captured by the camera.

The resulting prints, then, are truly "paintings" that have been derived from original photography using the gicle'e process rather than an artst's brush.

Art in Nature uses only the finest archival canvas that is available and designed expressly for this application. The combination of this high quality canvas and the archival pigmented inks that we use renders each print to be true museum quality.