Giclees are perfect for a limited edition print series or open edition prints.
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Artists featured on this page: Leokadia Alexander, Yvonne Maximchuk, Kimberley Thompson, Caroline Hunter
“Trial Island II” by Caroline Hunter
What is Giclee?
Giclee Fine Art Prints (pronounced “gee-clay”) are extremely high quality, archival grade, digital prints that use an ultra fine inkjet printing process to produce images of intense colour and vibrancy. Giclee printing is widely regarded as one of the very best fine art printing methods currently available and has become extremely popular with artists and photographers displaying their images in art galleries, museums, and exhibitions. This sophisticated digital reproduction technology utilizes light-fast and UV-resistant pigment-based inks with more colours than regular printing, to produce beautiful digital reproductions that last much longer than those produced using traditional commercial fine art printing techniques. Giclee inks are lightfast to an extremely high standard, and are designed to be printed onto specially developed archival quality papers. The results are superb quality prints with unparalleled vibrancy and detail that should literally last well over a lifetime.
Besides the brilliant colour, sharp definition, and eye-catching visual quality of our Giclee Prints, their digital nature means that they can be reproduced exactly the same, time after time, even years apart. This makes our Giclee Fine Art Prints perfectly suited to limited edition prints and art gallery sales.
Although originally devised in America, the word “giclée” comes from the French verb “to spray” and refers to the ink being sprayed onto the paper. The name was originally applied to fine art prints created on Iris printers in a process invented in the early 1990s but has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print and is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such prints.
All of our papers are archival and acid free for your patrons to collect and enjoy for years to come. We print with vivid pigment inks on wide format inkjet giclee printers. They offer the best colour gamut and consistent colour printing in the art reproduction industry. Our print technology represents a defining moment in the history of ink jet printing. We offer competitive pricing and a wide selection of acid-free archival art papers for giclees in many weights and finishes. Each print is hand-cut and hand-packaged to ensure quality control. We have both natural and white giclee art papers available in a smooth or textured finish, so that you can closely match your original piece of artwork.
Bright White Hot Press (Smooth)
Hot Press Bright White is an acid-free 100% cotton rag inkjet paper with a bright smooth finish. This 17 mil, 330gsm paper has an extremely high colour gamut and black density, perfect for artists looking for a smooth fine art finish.
Cold Press Bright White is an acid-free 100% cotton rag paper with a bright white, textured surface. This 21 mil, 340gsm paper has an extremely high colour gamut and black density, perfect for artists looking for a bright white, textured surface.
Hot Press Natural is an acid-free 100% cotton rag inkjet paper with a warm white smooth finish. This 17 mil, 330gsm paper has an extremely high colour gamut and black density, perfect for artists looking for a smooth fine art finish.
Cold Press Natural is an acid-free 100% cotton rag paper with a warm white, textured surface. This 21 mil, 340gsm paper has an extremely high colour gamut and black density, perfect for artists looking for a bright white, textured surface.
Expand your horizons and try printing your artwork on a durable luster or metallic paper. Large format prints (up to 44″ wide) are available for show-stopping impact. Our coated papers are ph-neutral, acid-free, and archival. You can expect it to last 80+ years.
Our most popular coated paper is a premium quality e-satin resin-coated inkjet paper that fine artists and digital artists rave about. This paper is noticeably thicker, heavier, and more durable than mass-market inkjet luster papers. The latest generation is even thicker than before at 11.5 mil. The paper surface is slightly textured, with a satin (or luster) finish. The print surface does not show fingerprints or reflect glare like glossy papers. This paper’s excellent ink retention properties produce an exceptionally large colour gamut for bright, realistically saturated colours and accurate tones. Plus, the latest version has an even wider colour gamut and an improved white point for greater contrast.
Metallic Paper enables you to create stunning prints on a high-gloss surface on this 10-mil, 255g substrate. These prints are sharp, vibrant, and exceptionally rich-looking.
Set-up and proofing fees start at $35 per new image (or $40 on canvas), no set-ups for re-prints.
Looking for a different size? Our order forms give pricing as you enter sizing!
|Size (including borders)||Fine Art Papers*||Premium Photo Lustre||Photo Metallic|
|8″x10″ (min. order of 4)|
11″x14″ (min. order of 2)
Choice of white or natural hot press and cold press (textured) archival fine art papers.
*We also carry a selection of backing boards and resealable crystal clear bags for your Giclée prints, prices available when filling out order form!
Ask us about our Certificates of Authenticity, available with archival prints at no extra charge.
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