Giclèe printing is a type of high-quality, inkjet printing, designed to give an extra long print life and high-quality results. Using archival quality papers, our fine art giclee printing produces the best quality prints. We only have superior, specialist printers to ensure the best fine art giclèe printing.
The word “giclèe,” which is French for “to spray,” describes how an inkjet printer sprays Pigments Ink onto Archival substrates. Pigment Ink is made up of tiny solid particles suspended in a water-based solution. Pigments adhere and cure to the surface of the substrate as opposed to water-based inks which soak down into the paper. We only use the best Canon Lucia Pigment Inks which are lightfast, durable to scratches, considered more water resistant, and with reduced bronzing decreasing the reflection of light from a print.
Giclèe prints are popular among galleries and professional artists and photographers. because of their incredible quality. They are suitable for fine Art reproductions, photographs and illustrations.
High-resolution scanning allows us to capture incredible detail from an original piece of Artwork which in turn can be made into a fine Art reproduction. We use professional-grade scanners designed to capture incredible detail and texture of the Original Artwork up to a whopping 2m x 2m final size. The colours of the scan are meticulously matched using our Eizo self-calibrating Colour Matching monitor and test prints are provided allowing the Artist to make any final tweaks prior to a print run.
The photograph above is of the original Artwork “Reflections” by artist Robin Eckardt along with the Framed Limited Edition Print on Archival Cotton Core Paper printed with Lightfast Pigment Inks.
Since 1847 the Fine Art Trade Guild has been the world’s foremost authority for print registration. It holds a record of Limited Edition Print runs and gives a certificate of Authenticity for every limited edition registered. By ensuring your edition is registered with the Fine Art Trade Guilds ArtSureTM editions you will give your customers and collectors confidence and validity in the limited edition print runs.
As an ArtSureTM-approved printer, we abide by the Fine Art Trade Guild’s high print standards and approved materials. This means you always receive a print quality you can trust. Artists looking to have prints created can rest assured that we can do everything for you from scanning, editing, printing, and print registration. You do not have to be a member of the fine art trade guild yourself as our membership allows us to register the prints on your behalf saving you both time and money.
We have a huge range of papers including Hahnemühle, St Cuthberts Mill, Somerset, and Permajet. These have all been tested within a UKAS laboratory to meet the Fine Art Trade Guilds ArtSure Print Standards. Please call us to find the best paper for you.
We can print directly from your Artwork files onto Fine Art Papers, Canvas and Photo Paper. We specialise in wedding printing, canvas wall art, and photo printing.
We always ensure we meet the highest of print standards, as well as being cost-effective. We can work with multiple files formats including Tiff, RAW, and Camera files and more!
Contact us now on 01952434033 to discuss your individual requirements. Alternatively, for a quote, please use the form below to specify your requirements and upload your picture.
Giclee printing is a type of high quality, inkjet printing, designed to give an extra long print life and high-quality results. Giclee is the French word for spray, the process involves squirting or spraying micro- scopic dots of pigment-based ink onto archival art paper or canvas. Giclee printing is often used by artists looking to reproduce their work as the digital information can be fine-tuned to the type of paper or Canvas using paper profiles for which the image is to be printed, further ensuring loyalty to the original and true colour matching.
Reproducing prints in this way is perfect for artists who find it difficult to mass-produce their work, but need to reproduce their work on demand. Once a master print is produced the digital master file can be archived and identical edition prints can then be printed at any point.
Originally the word Giclee was used to describe digital reproductions of conventional artworks, today, it is generally accepted that it can also be a work created entirely in a digital medium. There are however certain criteria that must be met to make it a true Giclee print. These include resolution, paper quality, printer type and Ink used.
Resolution is important to ensure high-quality images. Any image that is to be printed as a Giclee needs to be created at a resolution of no less than 300 dots per inch. The paper or substrate used to actually print the final piece must also be of archival quality paper or Canvas greater than 280gsm.
The last element in a true Giclee print is the type of ink and printer used. The biggest contrast between a standard inkjet print and a Giclee print is that Giclee’s are printed using pigment-based inks rather than the dye-based inks.
Artists in and around Shropshire looking for Giclee printing services can rely on Ironbridge Fine Arts & Framing. We offer high-resolution fine art giclee printing and scanning and pride themselves on producing quality.
With the capabilities to print up to 60” prints in-house onto a wide range of Fine Art Papers and Canvas, we have a great offering. Our quick turn around means we can print single images on demand. No minimum order is set so whether you require a bulk batch or a one-off print we can supply this for you. Say goodbye to your piles of prints and hello to affordable reproductions to the highest standard!