Riso or giclee print ?

Wondering what is the difference between riso and giclee prints?

1. GICLEE PRINTS ('encres pigmentaires' in French)

Giclee Print is 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. The result has got deep colors and beautiful details. These prints are very close to the original drawings.


The Risograph is a stencil duplicator : a cross between screen printing and photocopying. The Riso prints one color at a time in bright, vibrant colors. These printings are kind of interpretation of the original drawings. They have grain and some contain fluorescent colors.