Giclée, or not Giclée?

Giclée is a French term that means “to spray”. In printing terms it refers to the inkjet printer process when creating very high-end copies of an original piece of fine art or photography.

To be considered “Giclée”, the resolution needs to be at least 300Dpi, have a very wide colour gamut, use Pigment inks and printed on an acid-free archival paper, as the prints are usually destined to be displayed or stored for very long periods of time.


In a nutshell, Giclée prints are very high-quality inkjet prints, offering a very wide range of colours and tones, and are highly fade resistant.

The good news is that users have been using Canon Giclée quality printers for many, many years. The latest versions are the 12 colour PRO series, the PRO-1000, 2100, 4100 and PRO-6100. All of them meet, or exceed, the very high standards that are demanded Giclée fans.

So, next time you hear the word “Giclée”, you can be safe in the knowledge that a Canon imagePROGRAF, 12 colour, PRO series printer is exactly what they need.

Canon imagePROGRAF – Imaging at its finest

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