About your Giclée print and how
to care for it
With proper care, this archival Giclée print
(pronounced zhee-clay, which is French for "to
spray" ink) will last a lifetime (100 years or more
before noticeable fading occurs). It should, however, be
treated with the care you would give any original fine art
For maximum longevity, always frame
the print under glass (UV filtering is best) to protect the
print from environmental pollutants and never display it
in direct sunlight where there is strong ultraviolet radiation.
Only allow acid-free or better framing materials to come
in contact with the print. Be careful not to scratch the
print or get it wet because it is not coated with a sealant.
Giclée prints are widely accepted
at museums and galleries. Many museums in the United States
and abroad have either mounted exhibitions of Giclée
prints or purchased prints for their permanent collections.
These include: the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the
Guggenheim (New York), The Museum of Fine Art (Boston), The
Philadelphia Museum, and The Smithsonian Institute. Additionally,
many distinguished photographers and artists, among them: Andrew
Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Joyce Tennison, Peter Ralston, Hans Neleman,
Raymond Meeks, Dennis Schultz, Peter Nelson and Richard Avedon
produce works that are Giclée printed.