Giclee print processing is not a sublimation-based procedure. Giclee printing is a process that uses high-resolution images and archival-quality inks and paper stocks for reproducing works of fine art. The process creates a digital profile and matches the exact qualities of the original image to achieve precise color accuracy.
Once a digital profile is set up, reproductions require little effort and expense, and can be printed in a variety of sizes. The giclee process produces quality that is comparable to the processes used in film-based printing and is the method widely used by museums and art galleries.
The dye sublimation process, by contrast, involves printing an image on a piece of transfer paper using heat-sensitive inks, and then applying the transfer to a surface containing a substrate. The printer heats the ink, which penetrates the substrate and produces an image that is durable and scratch-proof.