Unlike lithographs and
serigraphs, giclees have undergone extensive third-party
fade testing. Prints made with pigment-based inks on acid free
watercolor paper are estimated to last 130 years without
noticable fading. Many original watercolor paintings will fade
more rapidly than a well-made giclee.
It is recommended that a giclee be treated the same as
any original watercolor painting. It should be protected from
water, and should be displayed behind glass, away from moisture
and direct sun light. As with any other valuable work of art,
the giclee requires careful treatmentfor a long life.