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Giclée Print Advantages

From the admittedly partisan website, Giclée Print Net, Inc., here is a list of giclée print’s advantages:

“Giclee prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.”

In the paragraph above, take note of yet another token of a foreign word's full entry into English use: Americans have begun to drop the acute accent on the first /e/ of giclée. The French word is making itself thoroughly at home amidst the welcoming bounty of our English wordstock.

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