Giclée Art Prints

Framed print My prints are professionally printed by a specialist workshop in Kent, Art4Site. Michael is the best scanner I have ever found and the prints are excellent quality, to the point that I often have to look at the detail of a framed print to remind myself if it is the original.

We use Hahnemuhle papers and in particular 350 gsm Museum Etching paper, which offers the luxurious texture of a traditional etching board and a natural white point. Also an ideal medium for images with soft tints or fine grey nuances as well as more saturated reproduction prints. The extra heavy grammage also increases its appeal.

The term and the method of Giclée printing (which is pronounced ‘jee-clay’) is derived from the French word gicleur meaning 'to spray'.

Typically Giclée printing uses a 12 colour giclée process capable of producing an extremely wide tonal range and colour gamut. The 12 inks able to mix and reproduce the original colours from the photo very accurately; microscopically sprayed onto the paper they create no visible dots leading to much finer detail. Frame details The prints are resistant to fading and typically last for 100+ years and remain looking as good as new throughout. It is the favoured method of printing in the high end, fine art world so that artists can get the best possible reproduction from their original paintings. You will typically find Giclée prints in the best art galleries around the world.

If you would like your print framed I will have it framed professionally by Danesbury Frames in wax-limed wood with 8065 mountboards, which fully comply to Fine Art Trade Guild Conservation level. For framed originals the mountboard goes right up to the edge of the image, while for framed prints there is a 10mm gap.

You can see all our Art Prints here.