(zhee-klay) is a French word meaning "spurt".
A giclée print is a reproduction which is produced
digitally by the spurting or spraying of inks onto a surface,
which may be identical to that on which the original was created
or a substrate made specifically to receive the inks. While
traditional printing methods result in uniform dots of four
different colors being stamped onto a surface, in the giclée
process, the spurts of ink are of variable shapes and sizes,
approximating the way that watercolor pigment falls in various
shapes and sizes into the depressions in watercolor paper.
Thus, depending on the combined skill of the printmaker and
the artist in the proofing process, it is possible for a giclée
print to look, to the naked eye, identical to the original
work of art.