Limited Edition Giclée Reproductions
Giclée reproductions are created by making a high resolution scan of the original and then printing it using a large-format, 12 color, inkjet printer with light fast inks. The word giclée was adopted by Jack Duganne in the 1980s while working with Nash Editions founder Graham Nash while creating archival prints of his photography . It is based on the French word gicleur, the French technical term for an inkjet nozzle. The French verb form gicler meant to spray, spout or squirt. Duganne settled on the noun giclée, meaning "the thing that got sprayed".
Giclée reproductions are considerably more expensive to create than the old four-color lithographic reproductions but are superior in many ways. First, the use of 12 colors applied in tiny droplets allows for a much finer resolution of subtle color variation than the four to five plates of halftone dots used in commercial lithography. A second great advantage of the giclée is the ability to be printed on a variety of substrates such as canvas and archival papers. The inks used in giclée printing are also of superior light fastness and a better archival choice.
Dennis Curry's fine art giclée prints are the results of many hours working directly with the superb printer, Peter Mounier, to achieve an image as close in fidelity to the original as possible and printed in strictly limited editions.