MockingBird Press

A business for artists, run by artists

BUSINESS UPDATE 

Hi there. 

As many of you know, Mockingbird is a medium sized print-studio with a small group of staff. This enables us to avoid total shut-down and we can carry on providing the majority of our usual services without risking the health of our customers or staff.

We are currently operating as a single staff-member team to minimise chances of contamination. This means once the member of staff has entered the office, washed their hands, and cleaned the main work surfaces, they are effectively in self-isolation. They are also required to clean equipment used at the end of their shift.

For the current time please assume business as usual, apart from the following changes/caviettes:

  • We can no longer accept unscheduled drop-ins. Visits to the studio must be arranged in advance. We have two rooms, so in cases where extra social-distancing is required, clients can drop off or collect items in a separate room to whoever is working that day.
  • Lead times may rise. Please take this into account if you have an urgent job.
  • Anyone who is suffering from symptoms, or is close to someone who is, please do not visit us at this time. We advise them to follow the advice of the health professionals and generally stay in doors. 
  • Special instructions can be given via phone or email prior or after dropping artwork off.

All the evidence suggests that this virus doesn’t survive the post, so artists who accept online orders are in a better position than most. If they receive an order online, it can still essentially be fulfilled.

 Artists who usually sell directly can still produce products using us; they just need to distribute them in their own corona-conscious way. 

We hope this has availed some potential concerns. In the meantime, stay sensible and creative.

Regards.  

The Mockingbird Team

Fine Art Giclée Printing

Putting The Art Into Printing

Fine Art Giclée printing allows us to create incredibly rich and detailed fine art prints, using specialist printers, archival quality, fade-resistant inks and acid free art and photo papers.

Our 12-colour Canon giclée printer produces incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclée prints render deep, saturated colours and have an exceptional quality that retains minute detail, subtle tints and blends. The term Giclée is meant to be applied only to archival digital prints made with fine art paper or canvas.

The Giclée printing process is environmentally safe since the inks are water-based and the paper is archival and acid-free. Thus, a Giclée must be treated as fine art and placed away from direct sunlight, even though we use long-life archival UV-safe pigmented inks supplied by Canon.

OUR PROCESS

ARTWORK FILES

With our extensive knowledge of Photoshop we are able to colour correct, clean up, remove scratches and extend images to produce exceptional results from our scans or supplied images.

ARTWORK PHOTOGRAPHY

If your artwork has not yet been scanned or photographed, we can do this for you in our studio, using daylight-balanced lighting and specialised high resolution equipment, from £10 per image.

PAPER CHOICES

Our large paper collection means there’s a media suitable for every piece of artwork. Use something you’re familiar with or visit the studio with your artwork for a paper demo.

PRINTING AND FINISHING

Using 12 colour Canon fine art printers and inks, we ensure each and every print is quality checked to our high standard, and packaged securely for delivery or collection.

OUR ETHOS

COMMITTED WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Forestry Stewardship Council: The paper we print onto comes from managed and sustainable sources. This helps to ensure that virgin fibres used in our papers are sourced responsibly.
  • We offer 100% recycled paper for cards, envelopes and fully biodegradable, compostable cello bags.
  • Printed in UK: We are committed to printing everything in the UK.

OUR SERVICES

Fine Art Giclée Printer, canvas and merchandise In Bristol

PRICES

GICLÉE ART PRINTS

PAPER SIZE PRICE
A5 (148×210 mm) £3.50
A4 (210×297 mm) £6
A4+(280×335 mm) £7.50
A3 (297×420 mm) £10
A3+(335×485 mm) £12
A2 (420×594 mm) £16
A2+ (432×610 mm) £20
A1 (594×841 mm) £32

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

SIZE CELLOBAG BACKING BOARD CELLO & BACKING BOARD
A5 £0.30 £1 £1.30
A4 £0.50 £1.50 £2
A3 £0.80 £1.70 £2.50
A3+ £0.85 £2.15 £3.00
A2 £1 £2.50 £3.50
A1 £2.50 £3 £5.50

 

For uploading your artwork please read the guidelines in our Artwork Checklist .

If you are not sure of the quality of your picture we can also photograph it or scan it in our studio. Please check our Artwork Reproduction link.

Find more prices in our Canvas section and Greeting Cards section

GET IN TOUCH

 MOCKINGBIRD  PRESS

Bristol Studio: UNIT 6.1, 74 Oak Rd, Bristol BS7 8RZ

Opening Times: 10am – 5pm (Monday – Friday)

Please telephone us with any questions, to request free samples or to place an order on:
(landline) 0117 924 8836, (Mobile) 0798 245 8847 (Bob) or 0785 086 1212 (Louis)
Visits to our studio are welcome but please telephone first.

Or send us an email to mockingbirdpressuk@gmail.com