The word Giclée ("g-clay"), is derived from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt or spray", Giclée, is used to describe a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper to achieve an inkjet print of superior archival quality, light fastness and stability.

It usually refers to a limited edition, fine art print, onto archival quality coated paper, and printed with pigment inks, which are UV stable. Image permanence, which is of concern to artists and collectors, is the resistance to fade and colour shift. It is estimated at up to 200 years in ideal conditions based on laboratory tests.