What is the process of Giclee?
Giclee is a high quality printing process whereby original art is digitally reproduced using State of the Art Technology and the finest inks, papers, and canvas. The collaboration between myself and the the technician assure the closest representation of the original art as is possible. The art of fine art printing has become even more precise with the advent of the revolutionary Giclee (ghee-clay) printing process. In the giclee process, a fine stream of ink (more than four million droplets per second) is sprayed onto archival art paper or canvas. Each piece of paper or canvas is carefully hand mounted onto a drum which rotates during printing. Exact calculations of hue, value and density direct the ink from four nozzles. This produces a combination of 512 chromatic changes (with over three million colors possible of highly saturated, nontoxic water-based ink. Since no screens are used in giclee printing, the prints have a higher resolution than lithographs and the dynamic color range is greater than serigraphy.
Giclee prints have an impressive exhibition record. They have been shown in museums and galleries throughout the world. A few are:
David Roland Giclee Prints - All of David Roland's giclee prints are reproduced onto artist's canvas or 140-LB., acid-free, Arches watercolor paper with a rough finish and deocco'd edges; a more rugged paper on which he creates his original drawings.
Limited Edition Giclee - All Limited Edition giclee reproductions are signed, numbered, and are hand emplellished by David Roland. Also, each Limited Edition giclee comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity.
New images for my web site will be added in the near future so please check back often. There will be three fine art limited edition pieces as well as several sports images. They are absolutely wonderful and remember that they are limited edition prints.