Prints are imaged using archival pigment inks for long life. Giclee fine art printing offers one of the highest degree of accuracy and richness of colour available in any of the reproduction techniques. The visual quality of the print result is extremely high with seeming continuous tone prints without dots, lines or barring.
Using the latest imaging equipment and profiling technology, your prints will be printed with archival quality pigmented inks onto various media including canvas, fine art and photo-base papers. The inks are UV stable and offer a lifespan of 100+ years. Printing at 1200 dpi using a 12 colour LUCIA archival pigment ink system gives you superb colour accuracy, excellent colour graduation, expression and accuracy with the broadest colour gamut in its class.
Giclee Fine Art Print Media: – The Choice is Yours!
Glossy Fine Art:
Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta, using Barium Sulphate in the premium coating ensures the typical gloss that makes this paper a genuine replacement for traditional baryta papers from analogue laboratories.
Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl, an age resistant paper with a surface that is remarkably similar to a traditional silver gelatin double-weight photo paper. The special coating provides a pearl-finish
Matt Fine Art – Smooth:
Hahnemuhle Bamboo, the world’s first digital fine art paper made from bamboo fibres. This natural white, warm-toned paper with a premium inkjet coating guarantees an extremely large colour gamut and a high colour density combined with maximum age resistance.
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, one of the most popular papers and often considered to be the industry standard that photographers base professional output on and tends to be the first choice from the point of view of the best photographic look. It is especially ideal for archival printing of black and white and colour photographs.
Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag – A premium 100% cotton Platinum Satin paper that provides the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners that are known to affect the longevity of digitally produced images. Its extremely high Dmax and exceptional grey tones make it the product of choice for the more discerning black and white as well as colour photographic prints.
Somerset Photo – Excellent for fine art photography and other fine art reproduction – crisp and vibrant images are achievable, whilst retaining the subtleties and beauty of an authentic artist paper.
Titanium Lustre – The silver metallic lustre finish is extremely attractive, most especially on the right kind of image and is ideal for images containing reflective metal surfaces such as chrome, silver or glass. And, if you print HDR images on this surface, you have just taken your print output to another level altogether!
Matt Fine Art – Textured:
Hahnemuhle Albrecht Durer, the fine watercolour surface and the warm white tone of “Albrecht Dürer” impart both a classical and modern feel to art reproductions and photographs. Ideally suited to the reproduction of oil and acrylic originals.
Arches Aquarelle Rag, this genuine 100% rag, world famous watercolour paper, possesses the unique structure, surface texture and warm white tone that demanding artists expect from a traditional Fine Art paper. This paper complies with the highest archival standards and is extremely age resistant.
Somerset Enhanced Velvet – Exhibiting high whiteness without unnecessary use of optical brightening agents (OBA), this archival grade paper is buffered with calcium carbonate to combat acid attack finished prints may encounter from air pollution. Somerset Enhanced is excellent for fine art photography and fine art reproduction.
Hahnemuhle Torchon, a bright white acid-free paper with a parchment surface.The paper features a distinct textured surface and with its premium matt coating, Torchon meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness. It is especially suitable for reproduction of oil, watercolour and pastel paintings.
Bockingford Watercolour, a genuine mould-made watercolour paper from St Cuthberts Mill, its attractive surface is created using natural woollen felts that give it a distinctive random texture. The 100% wood-free bleached pulp content of this paper makes it naturally age resistant and complies with the highest archival standards. This makes it ideal for the reproduction of traditional artworks and also for striking and expressive photo reproductions. The coating also offers a very high level of water resistance.
Redcliffe Watercolour, a natural white watercolour paper that has a slightly textured matte surface.
Canvas Fine Art:
Hahnemuhle Leonardo Canvas, a very high quality canvas media, which is perfectly suitable for both art reproductions and photography. Its surface is water resistant and hard-wearing and does not require varnishing after printing.
Photo Print – Resin Coated:
Canson Photo Satin Resin Coated Premium consists of an alpha cellulose acid-free art paper coated with a structured polyethylene and a microporous receiver layer. This exceptional 270gsm photographic paper has been designed to comply with the highest lifespan requirements.
Hahnemuhle Photo Glossy is a microporous, resin coated, glossy photo paper with a beautiful surface, high opacity, excellent rigidity, bright white and with very consistent flatness. This 260gsm glossy paper features a higher stability than most of the digital photo papers and guarantees long-lasting fade resistant prints.
Sourced From World Famous Paper Mills
The fine art papers are sourced from these world famous paper mills:
Hahnemühle, the German paper mill, has been producing mould made artist papers for over 425 years. Their range of products for fine art printing is an award winning collection of genuine artist papers in a variety of surfaces, base weights and structures.
Canson and Arches, located in France, manufacture Arches Aquarelle Rag – one of the world’s leading fine art papers. The Canson Mill was founded in 1557 and the Arches Mill was founded in 1492. The unique qualities of these two premier paper mills and their products have been embraced by artists such as Picasso, Chagal, Warhol, Ingres, Miro and Alechinsky.
St Cuthberts Mill, situated in the southwest of England, has been making paper since the 1700’s, taking advantage of the pure waters of the River Axe. The Somerset range of quality mould made artist paper from St Cuthberts Mill is ideal for fine art reproduction and fine art photography.