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What is the difference between a serigraph and a giclee?

Serigraphs are made by hand through a process called silk screen printing. They are original art, not reproduction prints. During the printing process a hand cut stencil of an image is placed on a taut screen with paper underneath. Ink is then spread on top and forced through the screen onto the paper with a squeegee. The resulting print has great colour density and saturation.

By contrast, giclée printing is a print reproduction method using pigment-based ink. This type of ink lasts longer than conventional dye-based ink. During the printing process an ink jet printer is used to reproduce the original either on canvas, or on paper. This is accomplished by placing ink dots very closely to create the overall image at a resolution of no less than 300 dots per inch. This ensures that the final print has great detail.

At Cedar Hill Long House Native Art Prints we sell serigraphs and giclees. Please visit our online gallery.