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What is a Giclée print?
"Giclée" is used to describe a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper to achieve Giclée prints of superior archival quality, light fastness and stability.
The Giclée printing process involves squirting or spraying microscopic dots of pigment-based ink onto high quality art paper or canvas. The digital information is fine tuned to the type of paper or surface on which the image is to be printed, further ensuring fidelity to the original.
Giclée prints are printed on a variety of substrates or mediums, the most common being cotton rag, canvas or Baryta paper. Cotton rag or ‘watercolour’ Giclée paper has been popular for many years of Giclée printing. These fibrous papers transform a photograph into a painterly, soft image that adds a classy, decorative feel making it perfect for everything from portfolios to art prints for exhibitions.
C-TYPE PRINTS: Digital C-types are real photographic prints, created on light-sensitive professional photographic paper using a finely balanced red, green and blue light source.
Professional colour paper from the Fuji Crystal Archive range with a gloss finish, which accentuates the colour to give a punchy, rich feel.
Fuji Crystal Archive paper with a semi-matt finish. The paper is coated with a slightly stippled finish and gives a very natural photographic finish with subtle colour.
Kodak Metallic has a rich metallic base. The colours have a reflective, metallic and 3-dimensional feel to them.
GICLÉE PRINTS: Epson Giclées; a fine art print with style and finesse. Our Giclées are made using the latest Epson professional inkjets and our papers are hand-picked from professional ranges to give maximum choice and quality to the final print.
Hahnemühle Photo Rag
At 308g.s.m. this is a heavy art paper, with a fibrous finish. The paper softens the image and mutes the colours giving a watercolour feel to the final image
A slightly textured 285g.s.m. semi-gloss paper. Holds more detail with punchier colours than the Photo Rag, whilst maintaining the illustrative/ painted feel.
Hahnemühle German Etching
310g.s.m. This heavyweight etching board is silky smooth with a fine surface texture. It is one of the most popular media worldwide for artwork & photography.
Epson Semi Gloss
A semi-glossy 260 g.s.m. Epson paper giving a photographic feel with a medium gloss finish, good detail and natural colour.
Harman Gloss Baryta Warmtone
This 320 gsm fibre-based paper gives you creamy whites and velvety blacks. The special coating gives you a high gloss, optical image density and vibrancy.
Canson Baryta Photographique
This 310 gsm pure white, museum-grade Baryta paper, offers maximum longevity. Great for high contrast images, as well as fluorescent and vivid colours.
Canson Aquarelle Rag
Museum grade, 310 gsm, 100% cotton fine art and photo paper, with beautifully warm off-white tones and extreme texture.