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WHAT IS Giclée?

The word giclée (pronounced zhee-clay) was created by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working at Nash Editions. He wanted a name for the new type of prints they were producing on the IRIS printer, a large-format, high-resolution industrial prepress proofing inkjet printer they had adapted for fine-art printing. He was specifically looking for a word that would not have the negative connotations of "inkjet" or "computer generated." It is based on the French word gicleur, which means "nozzle" (the verb form gicler means "to squirt, spurt, or spray").

All canvases are printed on Chromata White Canvas which is a textured 19 mil bright white, consistent poly-cotton blend matte canvas using an acid-free, neutral pH coating. Released in 2005, Chromata White was the first ever OBA-free canvas to hit the market and it has since revolutionized the giclée printing industry. Our canvas is archival certified for 100+ years. Once the image is printed, we then coat it with a Satin coating. Our coating is a proprietary water-based, non-yellowing print varnish that has been developed to protect, preserve and enhance fine art and photographic prints produced on digital inkjet printers and is also archival certified for 100+ years. These prints are water-resistant and fade-resistant.


Our objective is to make faithful reproductions of Swami Tadatmananda's artwork available to the public. The originals were painstakingly photographed, and the reproductions are being 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 on Zenfolio (


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. 

Be aware that various computer systems may interpret color differently depending on the color calibration, brightness and resolution of individual monitors. The enlargement will always give a better representation than the thumbnail. 

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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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