What is the difference between a Giclee print and a Lithograph print?
Giclee (zhee-clay) is a French term that means 'spray of ink'. It describes a printing technology that reproduces fine art on paper or canvas, much like an original painting. It is acid free and the quality of the reproduction is superior to all other printmaking methods. The colors are more vibrant and clearer than other types of prints. It is usually virtually indistinguishable from the original painting, and will last much longer.Lithography is a kind of print that was invented in Bavaria, Germany in 1796. Prints are made from the original piece of art by first making a negative, which is then made into a print plate. Lithographs differ from other fine art prints in materials and process. Often, lithographs are printed as limited editions, this means that the artist signs and numbers each impression in the edition. Once the edition is sold out, it is not reprinted.