Digital Fine Art Printer of the Year Finalist 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
As a self-publishing artist, Richard knows how important it is to be able to order a variety of products for resale featuring your own artwork at a reasonable price, in small quantities - after all 100 cards or prints are no good to anyone who simply wants to start out by ‘testing the water’.
That is why he offers fellow artists whether amateur or seasoned professionals, the very same ideals he has searched for in the past -Highest quality products in smaller quantities customised to meet your individual needs which can be regularly updated to meet your changing requirements with one-to-one personal and professional service at all times.
Richard has been a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild since 2007. Guild members are committed to following the Guild Code of Ethics giving you the reassurance that you can buy with confidence. By selecting a supplier following Guild print standards you are showing yourself to be both a professional artist, serious about your work and that you care about the requirements of customers interested in it.
What are Giclée Prints?
The French term ‘Giclée’ (zhee-klay) translates literally as spirt or spray and is used to refer to digital, fine art prints produced using high end inkjet printers utilising the very latest pigment based archival inks which are highly resistant to fading alongside the finest archival fine art inkjet papers and canvas. The Giclée method also gives superior definition and higher detail to images.
A unique advantage of this type of fine art reproduction over more traditional methods is the ability to print on demand and order exactly what you need when you need it…. you can sell a print first then have it produced!
Small Format Giclée Prints (up to A3+)
Smaller format Giclée prints are produced using Epson’s 7 colour archival UltraChrome pigment inks renowned for their superb light fastness. Epson Archival Matte Paper is generally employed due to its smooth white surface suitable for accurately reproducing many different art surfaces as well as its ability to ensure the very best result from the UltraChrome inks. Other papers can be selected upon request to meet your requirements.
Large Format Giclée Prints (up to A1)
Larger format Giclée prints are produced using the Epson Pro 7800 large format printer with Epson original eight colour, archival UltraChrome K3 pigment inks which are certified for use by ArtSure.
A variety of professional, fine art papers and canvas are available, most being ArtSure certified, as indicated.
Small format prints are produced using these inks and surfaces when ArtSure quality is required. All Giclée prints are supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity showing details of inks and substrate used along with care guidelines for purchasers to follow to protect their purchase.
Your C.O.A. also provides reassurance to purchasers that the Giclee print is authentic and genuine.
To further prove authenticity, your prints can be embossed, free of charge, upon request.
Choice of Giclee Papers and Canvas
The following Giclée papers and canvas are always stocked. If you wish to request other specific surfaces for your Giclée prints, please contact for a quote.
Lightweight Papers (Max size A3+)
Epson Archival Matte Paper - 89gsm, smooth, white matt professional quality paper.
Bockingford Inkjet Watercolour - 90gsm (90lb), CP (NOT), Mould made, acid free, archival inkjet coated watercolour paper.
Hahnemuhle William Turner 310 ** - 310gsm white, 100% cotton paper – guarantees archival standards. The mould-made watercolour paper features a distinct textured surface. With its premium matt inkjet coating William Turner meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.
PermaJet Museum Heritage 310 ** - 310gsm, 75% a-cellulose/25% cotton mix, textured matt paper.
PermaJet FB Matt 285 ** - 285gsm, smooth, 100% a-cellulose, matte, baryta paper.
Innova IFA-26** - 315gsm, soft textured, bright white cotton paper.
Fotospeed Canvas Matt Polyester 260 (Lightweight) - 100% polyester canvas with a full matt surface. The canvas’ bright white appearance and crack-resistant surface ensures an excellent result when stretching and framing. Recommended for use by artists, photographers and production print houses.
Canson Infinity Museum Pro Canvas Matt 385 ** (Heavyweight) - 385 gsm, extra white, water resistant, 100% cotton canvas – guarantees archival standards. With its premium matt inkjet coating this canvas meets the highest industry standards.
** ArtSure certified
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