Giclée Printing Service
Professional photo printing, fine art prints
Our giclée printing service produces the highest quality prints for artists and photographers.
Our new digital printing technology uses pigment-based inks to produce high quality, fine art prints that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re an artist or photographer we can make sure your image turns out the best possible way!
Giclée (pronounced zhee-CLAY) is French for “to spray.” Digital printers using this latest ink jet technology print pigment based inks onto archival paper producing richly coloured and precise fine art prints which are guaranteed to last a lifetime without fading. Our experienced team of professionals know how important it is that our customers get exactly what they want so whether you’re looking for top notch photography reproductions or original artwork printed on giclée papers give us a call today!
Some people think it’s misleading and wrong to use Giclée in reference of inkjet prints, because they cost less than true fine art giclee prints by definition.
Choose from our extensive range of quality mounts and frames to perfectly display your fine art print.
Call us today on 01753 542 319 for more information on our fine art prints, papers and advice on all printing services.
What makes a Giclée print?
There are those who will argue that applying the term ‘Giclee printing’ to your work is nothing more than a ploy to charge a higher price for an inkjet print.
A true Giclee print must meet three main criteria, including the need for high-quality ink and paper..
- To print images using Giclee printing, the camera or scanner must be able to capture photos at minimum 300 DPI. This is because conventional artwork reproduction requires a minimum of 300 DPI in order for it not to look fuzzy and blurry on paper.
- For Giclee printing, the paper or substrate used to print the final piece must be of archival quality. If it is not indicated on a professional series paper box, you can call customer service and ask if they know whether that specific type of printer will meet your needs.
- The last element of a Giclee print is the type of ink and printer used. The biggest contrast between an ordinary inkjet print and a Giclee are that pigment-based inks are utilized to make prints, whereas dye-based inks which you’ll find more affordable printers use them instead. Pigment based colours can endure for about 65 – 85 years without significant fading when compared with other types.
The Epson SC-P Printer allows photographers and artists to achieve stunning results through high quality colour, precision printing with the capacity for deeper blacks. This printer has an 85 year light fastness when using matte or photo black inks that reduce bronzing of colours while maintaining accurate colours.
Your prints will be printed on Canson, Hahnemulle or Fotospeed fine art papers, that we offer through our latest Epson printers which features the K4 ink-set, giving an unbelievably wide colour gamut, achieving superb light-fastness and producing vivid, stable, accurate colour with intense saturation and depth.