Fine Art Giclee Printing

Fine Art Giclee printing

With more than 20 years experience producing a variety of limited edition and one-off prints, we have a great deal to offer artists and photographers. Giclée (from the French meaning ’spurt, squirt’) is a high resolution inkjet printing process. We have a 10 colour 44” wide printer and use genuine archival quality inks that guarantee 100 year colour fast results – subject of course to the conditions in which the print is displayed.

A precise replica print is not possible – but using our high resolution scanner, careful colour correction and one or two proofs we can produce results that satisfy the most discerning artists and photographers. And more than 20 years experience helps!

We currently stock acid free archival papers from Hahnemühle and St Cuthbert’s Mill, but let us know of any specific paper requirement you may have.

Stretched or unstretched Canvas prints are also available –  click here for more information.

We currently have these media types fully colour-profiled; and are all archival quality:

Substrates and standard weights available
Somerset Velvet 255gsm and 330gsm
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 188gsm and 310gsm
Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm
Artists Grade Polycotton Canvas 340gsm
Semi-Gloss Photo Paper 240gsm
High-Gloss Photoboard 300gsm

■ Colour fast – won’t fade or discolour

■ High-quality consistent reproduction

■ Superb colour matching

■ Artists proofs and Limited Editions

■ On-demand service – order only what you sell

We can scan images up to approximately 600x400mm. Scanning costs depend on the size of the original and the size of print required. Larger or highly textured images we have professionally photographed.

We prefer to have the original artwork in our studio when colour correcting and proofing.

All colour corrected images are archived at no extra cost, and are available to you for further prints.

Images supplied digitally should be RGB and 300dpi at the dimensions you require them printed.

Media Types

We currently have these media types fully colour-profiled; and are all archival quality:

Substrates and standard weights available
Somerset Velvet 255gsm and 330gsm
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 188gsm and 310gsm
Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm
Artists Grade Polycotton Canvas 340gsm
Semi-Gloss Photo Paper 240gsm
High-Gloss Photoboard 300gsm
The Benefits of Giclée

■Very high-quality reproduction

■ Superb colour matching

■ Look and feel of original artwork

■ Reproduces superbly, subtle tones and graduations

■ Light fast – won’t fade or discolour

■ On-demand service – order only what you sell

■ No waste

■ Greatly reduced costs

■ Produce test prints and limited editions in small cost-effective quantities

Supplying Your Images

If you send us a transparency or photograph, we will have to scan it for digital reproduction. This also applies to original artwork that is flexible enough to be scanned. Scanning costs are one-off charges, you will only have to pay them once, and are dependent on the size of the original and the size you require it printed. There are also discounts for scanning multiple images, so it’s best to contact us with your specific requirements.

If you have a non-flexible original, perhaps a painting that is already framed, or multiple originals to scan in at one time, we can suggest a digital photographer who will capture the images for us to work with.

If at all possible, we would like to have the original artwork for comparison and accuracy of colour matching.

If you send us your images on disc, or via the cloud, there are no initial costs additional to the standard set-up charge. Ideally your images should be 300dpi at the size you require them printed, and in the RGB colour space for best reproduction.

We automatically archive any image we receive or scan on your behalf at no extra cost. The digital image is then available to you at any time for further prints, on your website or as emails.