Giclée Fine Art Printing

Putting the art into printing

Giclée printing allows us to create incredibly rich and detailed fine art prints. We use a specialist Canon printer, archival quality paper, fade-resistant inks and acid free fine art/photographic papers.

Giclée prints are environmentally safe as the inks are water-based and the paper is acid-free. We use long-life archival UV-safe pigmented inks supplied by Canon, however, a Giclée must be treated as fine art and placed away from direct sunlight.

Paper ○ Prices ○ Portfolio

FLAT RATES oN PAPER

The finest quality, archival, acid-free papers, approved by Fotospeed are capable of reproducing images at a very high resolution, from A6 to A1.

Natural Soft Textured Bright White 315gsm

This is our most popular paper across artistic genres. Particularly suited to fine art and illustration printing, it also lends rich colour and fine details to fine art photography.

Natural Textured Bright White 315gsm

This is beautifully textured paper, similar to that of traditional watercolour. It’s natural white tone highlights the colour intensity of different pigments, including blacks. A sturdy paper, perfect for presenting artwork with an authentic feel.

Platinum Etching 285 gsm

Platinum Etching is 25% cotton and 75% alpha-cellulose. A genuine mould-made paper in both look and feel, Platinum Etching is ideal for reproductions of traditional artworks, and also for striking and expressive photo reproductions and illustration.

Natural Soft Textured 315gsm
This paper has a similar, cartridge-like texture to its cousin, Natural Soft Textured Bright White. The white finish, however, is more traditional which can help maintain certain qualities, such as when an original piece has a slightly off-white background.
Natural Textured 315gsm
A hardy paper with a traditional white finish. The texture is similar to a watercolour paper, and certain mediums really benefit from these authentic qualities.

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

 

BUDGET GICLÉE PRINTING

Affordable photographic printing perfect for portfolio work

These are less heavy papers that, despite being too light to suit many artist’s needs, still use our fine art inks and printers. This provides many cost-effective opportunities for high quality printing, and are perfect for such things as portfolios, posters, and affordable limited edition prints. 

Matt Ultra 240 gsm

Smooth, bright white, middleweight, all-purpose paper with a matt finish.  This cost-effective paper is ideal for running proofs or printing final images.  Matt Ultra’s wide colour gamut reliably delivers beautiful images every time. 

A5 (148×210 mm) £2.5
A4 (210×297 mm) £4.5
A4+ (280x335mm) £6
A3 (2970×420 mm) £8
A3+(335×485 mm) £9.5
A2 (420×594 mm) £12
A1 (594×841 mm) £24

Matt Proofing 170 gsm

Matt Proofing is a single sided, middleweight matte paper specifically designed for proofing, while still giving excellent image quality. It has pin-sharp image clarity and holds ink dye or pigment extremely well, so much so that it can be used as your final media print output.

A5 (148×210 mm) £1.8
A4 (210×297 mm) £3
A4+ (280×335 mm) £4
A3 (297×420 mm) £5.5
A3+(335×485 mm) £6.5
A2 (420×594 mm) £8
A1 (594×841 mm) £18

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

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

OUR PROCESS

ARTWORK FILES

With our extensive knowledge of Photoshop we can colour correct, remove scratches and extend images to produce exceptional results from our reproduction or supplied images.

ARTWORK PHOTOGRAPHY

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

PAPER CHOICES

Our varied 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 a 12-colour Canon printer and inks, we ensure each print is quality checked, and packaged securely for delivery or collection.

Open or limited editions?

A run of 10 or 100 copies?

 

No problem. Being an artist is not easy sometimes, but you are not alone. We can offer advice by email, telephone, or if you are local come and visit us .