Giclée (zhe-clay’) is French for “squirt.” The giclee printing process involves squirting microscopic dots of ink onto fine quality paper or canvas. On paper, the inks are actually absorbed slightly and blend to create fine art reproductions that are often indistinguishable from the originals. On canvas, the process yields prints of stunning vibrancy and realism.
Your individually signed and numbered giclée begins with a photograph of an original Heidi Coutu painting. Special attention goes into lighting conditions in order to capture the color qualities Heidi intended. The image is digitized and color corrected to attain the closest possible match to the original work. This digital information is fine tuned to the type of paper or surface on which the image is to be printed, further ensuring fidelity to the original. All of this information is stored and used for each individual print, which retain previously unheard of quality from the very first print in an edition to the very last.