Giclée Fine Art Printing

Putting the art into printing

We are a studio specialized in art printing in Bristol , run by local artists. 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.

FLAT RATES IN 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, and beyond.

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 (14.8x21 cm) £3.50
A4 (21x29.7 cm) £6
A4+(28x33.5 cm) £7.50
A3 (29.7x42 cm) £10
A3+(33.5x48.5 cm) £12
A2 (42x59.4 cm) £16
A2+ £20
A1 (59.4x84.1 cm) £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

 

STRETCHED CANVAS PRICES

SQUARE

12” X 12”

£24

14” X 14”

£26

16” X 16”

£34

18” X 18”

£36

20” X 20”

£44

OBLONG

12” X 14”

£26

12” X 16”

£28

16” X 24”

£44

18” x 28”

£50

20” X 30”

£54

PANORAMIC

12” X 24”

£44

14” X 28”

£50

16” X 30”

£54

8” X 28”

£50

8” X 30”

£54

All our canvas prints are all printed using light fast inks which are designed to be light fast for 75+ years.
The material we use is a matt, water resistant canvas which is then hand stretched onto quality pine stretcher bars which are 38mm (1.5”) deep.

If you do not see the size you require above then please contact us and we will be pleased to give you a quotation.

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 (14.8x10.5cm) £2.5
A4 (29.7x21 cm) £4.5
A3 (42x29.7 cm) £8
A3+(48.5x33 cm) £9.5
A2 (42x59.4 cm) £12
A1 (59.4x84.1 cm) £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 (14.8x10.5cm) £1.8
A4 (29.7x21 cm) £3
A3 (42x29.7 cm) £5.5
A3+(48.5x33 cm) £6.5
A2 (42x59.4 cm) £8
A1 (59.4x84.1 cm) £18

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.

Open or limited editions? A run of 50 or 100 copies?

Being an artist sometimes is not easy but you are not alone. We are an art printing studio based in Gloucester Road, Bristol. If you are local come and visit us for advice in printing your artwork.

We have migrated but you can still find us at our old website mockingbirdpressbristol.co.uk and our old email mockingbirdpress@hotmail.co.uk