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WHAT IS Giclée?

A Giclée (pronounced zhee-clay) printing means an archive-quality reproduction using pigment-based ink jet technology, typically on fine art papers and canvas.

The process was created by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working at Nash Editions. He developed a new process for fine art printing that was done on a modified inkjet printer. Inkjet printing was viewed as a subpar process for printing art quality reproductions at that time. He needed a term that took away the negative connotation of inkjet printing.

Giclée is generally used in the art world to describe a copy/print of an original artwork, photograph or illustration. Artists, illustrators, photographers who are looking to reproduce their work at the highest quality possible and still be cost effective are the largest segment of clients.  Giclée printing allows the artist to reproduce their work and offer it at an affordable price. Unlike screen-printing, which requires mixing inks, creating screens, producing minimums and can take weeks, we can produce a high quality print in a matter of hours with no minimum.

All Giclée prints are printed on Sihl 3137 Bravo II Matte Canvas, the benchmark for true artist canvas for traditional art & painting techniques as well as robust graphic Giclée printed images. This is an 18 mil, high quality, textured, Poly/Cotton blend Archival canvas, which of course is Acid free and neutral PH, including the base material and the back side coating. Archival quality canvas along with the Archival inks used are rated for 100 years or more. All prints are water and fade resistant.

Our objective is to make faithful reproductions of Swami Tadatmananda's artwork available. The originals were painstakingly photographed, and the reproductions are offered in sizes and on media that replicate the originals as closely as possible.

Painting reproductions are giclée (Inkjet on Canvas) only; and drawings are printed on Fine Art Paper only. Photographs of the paintings and drawings are available at


The images on this website were modified for the internet directly from the source files for the image printing as accurately as possible, and those files are faithful representations of the original artwork. 

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Drawings are printed on Fine Art Paper only. 

Paintings are offered on canvas with the following wraps: Museum Wrap (2 inch white border to be stretched & framed) Gallery Wrap (2 inch extended painting or colored border where extension not available to be stretched but not framed). Both are also available on stretcher bars. Illustration:

Examples of Wrap Options

Original Image

Museum Wrap

Gallery Wrap - Solid Color Border

Gallery Wrap - Extended Painting

(W) Museum Wrap (shipped in a tube) The painting is printed to image size with 2 inch white edges, suitable for framing, mailed in a tube.

(WB) Museum Wrap shipped on stretcher bars ready for framing.

(C) Gallery Wrap (shipped in a tube) The painting is extended 2 inches (or a dominate solid color from the painting where extending is not feasible) to wrap around stretcher bars, mailed in a tube, to be put on stretcher bars by the buyer and hung without a frame.

(CB) Gallery Wrap mailed on stretcher bars and ready to hang without a frame.

(P) Fine Art Prints (drawings only) are printed to image size with a 1 inch white border, shipped in a tube, suitable for various display applications.


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