Specialists in Fine Art Giclee Printing
Many artists, photographers, and other creative people use our giclee printing service to create fine art, canvas or photographic prints from their original digital files or artwork.
What We Use
We use Innova digital fine art papers which are all fully archival and are pH neutral, acid and lignin-free. Using archival pigment inks for long life Giclee fine art printing offers the highest degrees of accuracy and richness of colour in reproduction techniques. The visual quality of print results is extremely high with seeming continuous tone prints without dots, lines or barring.
Printing with archival quality pigmented inks onto various media including canvas, fine art, and photo-base papers
Using up to 1200 dpi, the 12 colour CANON LUCIA archival pigment ink system, produces superb colour accuracy, excellent colour graduation, expression and accuracy with the broadest colour gamut in its class.
History of Giclee Printing
Giclee Printing refers to a printmaking method that involves using a digitised image outputted from a computer to a large format printer. The term “giclee” is derived from the French for “spray” and was first coined by Jack Duganne, a printmaker, to represent any inkjet-based digital print used as fine art.
What Qualifies as a Giclee Print
To qualify for the title of a “giclee print” it should be made on archival quality coated paper and printed with pigment-based archival inks, which are UV stable. The Fine Art Trade Guild has set minimum standards for a giclee print – it must score 6 or greater on the Blue Wool Scale for light fastness, and be between 7pH – 10pH, on a minimum substrate of 250gsm.