Giclee printing is a type of inkjet printing which produces a higher quality print with a longer lifespan than a standard desktop inkjet printer.
Three basic criteria must be met for a print to be considered truly giclee.
- Resolution – a giclee print must have a resolution of no less than 300 dots per inch (DPI).
- Paper – the paper or used must be of archival quality.
- Printer/Ink – Giclees are printed using pigment-based inks rather than the dye-based inks.