Jack Duganne from the Nash Editions was the first to use the name 'giclee' in 1991 when speaking of the ink jet printmaking for art reproduction.
The first digital print was released in 1989 with an Iris 3047 on watercolor paper. Thanks to the backing of Graham Nash (co-founder of the CSNY music group, with Crosby, Still and Young), a pre-press printer was modified for ink jet printing an art reproduction for the very first time.
This device is nowadays exhibited in an american museum. We owe the first digital printing studio for Art reproduction, to Graham Nash in Los Angeles (Nash Editions) in 1991.