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Giclée  is pronounced  "jee-clay". 
In French it means “sprayed ink”.

The Giclée Reproduction Process

Giclées have an expected lifetime of 70-150 years without fading in any light source. No screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original work. The attraction of this medium permits experimentation in the digital realm but without compromising the quality of the resulting print. With over 3 million colors possible, it is incredible that this technology uses nontoxic water-based ink. The beliefs and policies of SacredEarthMission.com find this to be very exciting news! 

A little history - Iris technology was first developed as a proofing process for digital prepress applications, and remains the ultimate soft proof in the digital workflow. The high quality of the process was noticed in the mid 1980s by pioneers of Giclée printing like Graham Nash and Jon Cone, who then developed inks that expanded the color gamut and longevity of the print. Iris printing has become a viable fine arts medium because of their seminal work.

To note, Giclée printing is not the same as a standard desktop inkjet printer, and is much larger. Brooke’s work is produced through a Wide-Format printer that is often affectionately referred to as a “knitting machine”, as they look very similar. Because most of her works are pastel paintings, they are mated to an impressive Mamiya 645AFD camera, resulting in a no-compromise digital capture of her artwork. 
The list of artists using giclée technology is very diverse. It includes well known artists such as Christian Riese Lassen, Jim Warren, Susan Seddon Boulet, proving to be a powerful draw for artists of our time. Giclée prints have also gained wide acceptance from major institutions like the Chicago Art Institute and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

Moreover, the quality of the Giclée reproduction is the best possible one for Brooke Cottle's pastel paintings, not only because it’s the most advanced technology, but also because her work deals with very bright color accents that even lithographs can’t pick up. No glass is required when framing unlike her originals, though this or mounting is suggested. The Artist’s paintings are now allowed to be seen without reflection and be touched without leaving smudge marks. With Giclée prints, she now has the option of offering a print on paper or canvas. Giclées portray Brooke's work as she intended, for they capture the subtle detail and amazing color and auric blends that are the trademark of her original work. 

Brooke is personally involved in assuring exact calculations of hue, value and density. Her approval and input are essential for creating the final custom setting for each edition. All printing is done locally by Falcon Digital Studio, of Edgewater, MD, who have invested in the newest technology out there: the finest drum and flatbed scanners available, as well as the highest quality Giclée printers.  send brooke
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