Fine Art Giclée Printing

We now have an incredible A2+ Canon ProGraf 1000 printer in-house and are able to print highest-quality art gallery and museum archival prints. We also have a basic A4 printer for standard printing, and can outsource printing to fit your requirements.

Paper

We stock a small amount of fine art inkjet paper, including:

Hahnemühle Natural Line, which includes paper made from unique raw materials: bamboo, hemp, agave and sugar cane.

The plants that provide the cellulose require minimal maintenance, grow quickly and don’t need any pesticides. Their rapid growth means that more cellulose can be produced on the same cropland than with other raw materials, and they also require much less water, helping to save valuable resources and protect the environment.

Canon Photo Paper Pro Luster, which is a professional photo paper with lustre texture for a traditional photolab look. This smooth satin inkjet photo paper is reminiscent of traditional resin coated papers used in darkrooms. It has been designed for professional photographers looking to show their work to its best advantage.


What is Giclée printing?

Giclée printing is a fine art digital printing process that combines high-quality inkjet technology with archival-grade inks and papers. The term “giclée” (pronounced zhee-clay) is derived from the French word “gicler,” meaning “to spray” or “to squirt,” which refers to the way the ink is applied to the paper or canvas.

Key features of giclée printing include:

High Resolution

Giclée prints are produced using high-resolution digital scans of original artwork or high-quality digital files, resulting in extremely detailed and vibrant prints.

Archival Quality

The inks used in giclée printing are typically pigment-based, which provides superior longevity and colour stability compared to dye-based inks. When combined with acid-free papers or canvases, giclée prints can last for many decades without significant fading or deterioration.

Wide Colour Range

Giclée printing allows for a wide gamut of colours, closely matching the original artwork. This is especially important for artists and photographers who need accurate colour reproduction.

Versatility

Giclée prints can be made on various substrates, including different types of fine art paper, canvas, and even some fabrics. This versatility allows artists and photographers to choose the best medium for their work.

Limited Editions

Due to their high quality, giclée prints are often used for limited edition prints of artworks and photographs. Each print in a limited edition can be signed and numbered by the artist, adding to its value and collectibility.

Giclée printing is valued in the art world for its ability to produce museum-quality reproductions that faithfully capture the detail, colour, and texture of the original works.