Compared to most high street printers, who print at 360 dpi with 2 passes (no. of times a print head passes over an area), our giclee printing is set to 1440 dpi, with 8 passes, using an Epson HDR 10-colour pigment ink system profiled for accurate colour reproduction.
Using our state-of-the-art print software, prints are sharp, detailed, and vibrant. We maximise the colour gamut for every paper we offer and capture open shadow detail, true blues and natural skin tones for every image we print.
3-level black ink technology means better grey balance, impressive mid-tones, and no colour casts, for true black and white reproduction.
Choose from a range of eight beautiful fine art papers, and print full frame, or with a border in any colour, we’re able to offer bespoke sizes to the mm.
Carefully packaged flat or in tubes we can send single prints or large batches of giclee prints to destinations worldwide.
To start your order upload your image using our intuitive preview system.
If you have originals that you would like to have scanned, we offer an artwork scanning service for watercolour, oils, acrylics, photographs, canvases, charcoal drawings, pastel, pen and ink.
Creating limited editions
Galleries, artists and photographers may want to offer their prints as limited editions. This can increase the desirability of their artwork, create demand and increase the value. We offer a service for you to setup, pre-sign and manage your art and photography editions online.
A brief history of giclée printing
The word Giclée ("gee-clay"), is based on the French verb gicler which means "to squirt or spray” and was originally coined by printmaker Jack Duganne in 1991. Giclée printing is a fine art digital printing method using specialist archival pigment inks and acid-free papers; creating gallery-quality inkjet prints with excellent depth of colour, longevity and stability.
The print process involves squirting microscopic dots of pigment ink onto high-quality fine art or photographic papers using sophisticated high-end inkjet printers with exceptional accuracy, wide tonal range and colour gamut.
Studies have shown that Giclee Prints colour vividness can last in excess of 200 years with tests by independent bodies such as Wilhelm Research and printer manufacturers such as Epson. This gives assurance to collectors and art buyers of this type of printing method.
Giclee Prints have a number of advantages over other print methods, including:
1. They provide a perfect solution for artists and photographers who do not wish to go to the expense of mass-producing their work using Litho but prefer to print on demand.
2. Print on demand means a single artwork can be made available in a number of papers and finishes. There are a much greater number of matt papers to choose from, incorporating different weights, textures and whiteness.
3. The latest giclee printers provide greater accuracy and depth of colour, ensuring faithful reproductions of originals. There are more vivid and saturated colours than C-Type or digital offset, due to the bright pigments used to make up the inks.
4. Better longevity; a giclee print will outlast a lithographic print and other technologies by up to six times.
5. Giclee prints are widely accepted by art buyers, galleries and museums as archival, collectable pieces.
1440dpi with 8 passes
Profiled for accurate colour reproduction
Sharp, detailed, vibrant
Impressive colour gamut
True black and white reproduction
Full frame or with a white, black or coloured border