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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!
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.
The Giclée printing process
Our Giclée prints are produced using the ArtSure approved Epson Stylus Pro 7800 & 9880 large format printers, 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 (see below), all heavyweight options being ArtSure certified, as indicated.
All Giclée prints are supplied with an embossed Certificate of Authenticity stating details of inks and substrate used in production, along with care guidelines for purchasers. The Certificate of Authenticity serves to provide reassurance to your purchasers that the giclée print is authentic and genuine.
To further prove authenticity, your print can be embossed, upon request.
Choice of Giclée Papers and Canvas
The majority of papers we offer are classed as ‘heavyweight’ (at least 250gsm), because this is the requirement for ArtSure approval of papers and offers you a ‘true’ giclee reproduction. Limited, lighter-weight paper options are available, however, whilst of equal quality and slightly less costly, the lower weight means such prints aren’t considered to be ‘true’ giclée prints under the ArtSure scheme.
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 - 189gsm, smooth, white matt professional quality paper.
Bockingford Inkjet Watercolour - 190gsm (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, slightly textured matt paper.
Natural white, acid free.
PermaJet FB Matt 285 ** - 285gsm, ultra smooth, 100% a-cellulose, acid free fibre base, matte, baryta paper.
Innova IFA-26** - 315gsm, bright white soft textured 'Etching Paper' surface. Archival, acid & Lignin free cotton paper.
Permajet FB Satin 310** - 310gsm, sumptuous satin finished 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.
Permajet Neptune Natural Matt 400** (Heavyweight) – a 400gsm, 100% cotton base, matt canvas with a natural warm ivory surface manufactured with random cotton fabric content for a classic, natural appearance.
** ArtSure certified
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