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print method

Giclée

Giclée printing is a digital printing method known for its ability to produce high-quality reproductions of artworks and photographs with exceptional detail, colour accuracy, and longevity. This printing method emerged in response to the demand for high-quality reproductions of fine art.

 

The process involves using specialized inkjet printers that are equipped with archival-quality pigment-based inks. These inks have a wider color gamut than standard dye-based inks, which ensures that the colours are vibrant and accurate. The pigment-based inks also have superior lightfastness and resistance to fading, which contributes to the longevity of the prints.

 

One of the main advantages of giclée printing is that it can produce prints with a high level of detail and resolution. The printers used in giclée printing can create very fine droplets of ink, which results in prints with smooth gradients, sharp details, and crisp lines. This level of precision makes giclée prints particularly suitable for reproducing intricate artworks and high-resolution photographs.

 

Another essential aspect of giclée printing is the choice of substrates. Giclée prints can be produced on a variety of archival-quality materials, including fine art paper, canvas, and speciality media. Each substrate has its unique texture and characteristics, which allows artists and photographers to choose the option that best complements their work.

 

Giclée prints are highly regarded for their archival quality, meaning that they are designed to resist fading and deterioration over time. When produced using archival-grade materials and proper printing techniques, giclée prints can retain their quality and vibrancy for decades, making them a preferred choice for collectors, galleries, and museums.

 

Overall, giclée printing represents the pinnacle of digital printing technology, offering artists and photographers a reliable and versatile method for producing high-quality reproductions of their work that faithfully capture the nuances and beauty of the original pieces.

our papers

Hahnemühle

Hahnemühle German Etching is a traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper, complete with an inkjet coating designed especially for FineArt applications. The white art paper made from 100% alpha-cellulose is characterised by its extraordinary velvety tactile feel and its fine, clearly defined felt structure. The unique surface texture adds a very special touch to images, showcasing them in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effects and depth. The premium matt inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep black and optimum contrasts. German Etching is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance. This heavyweight FineArt inkjet paper is one of the most popular paper for FineArt prints and art reproductions thanks to its characteristic tactile feel and surface texture. German Etching ® is a registered trademark in the US.

  • 310 gsm

  • White

  • Clearly defined felt structure

  • Matt premium inkjet coating for outstanding print results

  • Acid- and lignin-free

  • ISO 9706 conform / museum quality for highest age resistance

  • Used for the digital abstract prints

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Hahnemühle Baryta FB is a 100% α-cellulose, bright white FineArt inkjet paper and features an inkjet coating that has been specially optimised for FineArt applications. The heavy, minimally textured base paper impresses with a high degree of whiteness and an extremely smooth surface. In combination with the high-gloss premium inkjet coating, it produces excellent print results. Black has impressive depth, colours are brilliantly reflected, and details and contrasts are perfectly reproduced. The barium sulphate in the coating gives the paper the feel of a traditional analogue baryta paper. Baryta FB is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance. The high-gloss, extra-smooth FineArt inkjet paper makes colour photographs pop and reproduces black-and-white shots in a unique fashion.

  • 350 gsm, 100% α-cellulose

  • Bright white

  • Minimally textured surface

  • High-gloss premium inkjet coating for outstanding print results

  • Acid- and lignin-free

  • ISO 9706 conform / museum quality for highest age resistance

  • Used for the photography prints

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