Pretentious frou-frou frenchlish word for inkjet prints of digital artworks. Made up by some American printer guy trying to bump up his sales back in 1991. Primarily used by art galleries in resort towns and surburban strip malls to confuse middlebrow art snob wannabe collectors into thinking they're getting something unique - as opposed to one of what could potentially be an infinite number of identical knockoffs. Often used together with the phrase "limited edition of 200" for maximum effect.
This work, "Snapshot of My Cat," by noted local photographer Unknown is available as a 8"x10" giclée print in a limited edition of 200. $140. Signed by the artist.
by jpramas February 04, 2013
A giclee (zhee-CLAY) is an individually produced, high-resolution, high-fidelity reproduction done on a special large format printer. Giclees are produced from digital scans of existing artwork, or a digital file.
Giclees use inkjet technology, but far more sophisticated than your desktop printer.
by OneBadAsp October 21, 2006