What's the difference between a giclée and an Archival Pigment Print?

There is often confusion regarding the difference between a giclée and an archival pigment print. The real difference between these types of prints are the words used to define them. The word giclée  is a word coined by print-master Jack Duganne in the 1990’s solely to differentiate between prints made on an IRIS inkjet printer using commercial prepress inks and Duganne’s IRIS which used special archival inks. Today, most commercially available printers use pigment inks, insuring the longevity of giclées and archival pigment prints well beyond 100 years.

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