Giclée printing offers the highest degree of accuracy and vibrance of colour available. With rich, saturated colours; deep dark tones and finely nuanced light tones, these prints really stand out.
We offer a high-quality Giclee print service for our photographs and offer a service to other photographers requiring digital fine art printing. We use pigment inks and Hahnemühle paper to achieve prints of superior quality.
What is Giclée?
'Giclée' is a French word meaning 'a spray or a squirt of liquid'. The term 'giclée print' is used to describe the giclée printing process. Images generated from high-resolution digital scans are printed with archival quality inks onto various fine art media including canvas, fine art watercolour, and photo-base paper. The giclée printing process provides far superior colour accuracy than any other type of reproduction.
What is the difference between a giclée print and a digital or litho print?
The most important difference is the archival ability of the inks used. Giclée printing uses pigment inks which can last up to 200 years when stored correctly. This archival quality is NOT achieved with litho prints using dye-based inks which will fade and lose their colour within a very short time and will not offer such a wide colour gamut.
Why do we use Hahnemühle paper?
All Hahnemühle papers are extremely resistant to ageing in compliance with DIN 6738 and offer the highest life expectancy of several hundred years. The permanence of the print, i.e. the colour adherence is ink dependent and with UV resistant inks (pigmented inks) can last for more than 100 years.
With more than 430 years’ experience, Hahnemühle has been inspiring artists all over the world and is known for its high-quality papers. They are Germany’s oldest paper mill and their products stand for quality, consistency and inspiration.
Hahnemühle relies on the combination of new technology and innovation, to make its world-class papers; it is their commitment to quality and determination to use clean water, the purest of natural fibres and the knowledge of their craftsman that has resulted in Hahnemühle’s reputation as the finest producer of specialty artist papers, which has resulted in their outstanding reputation within the global arts community.
What papers do we offer?
Award-winning Hahnemühle paper range with various fibrous finishes and paperweights, providing maximum choice for Fine Art reproductions. These paper types are also acid-free and archival.