Giclée Printing

Giclée prints

Giclée is the name for the process of making high quality fine art prints from a digital source using high resolution ink-jet printing.  

The word “giclée” derives from the French word “gicler” meaning “to squirt or spray”. Giclée images are typically generated from high resolution digital scans or digital photographs and printed with archival quality inks onto our acid free cotton paper.

This process provides excellent colour accuracy because digital media profiles are used in the printing process which match the exact qualities of the media being used to produce the print. 

A significant advantage of producing prints via the Giclée method is that once an image is digitally created and saved, additional reproductions can be made with great colour accuracy. The data that makes up the image file cannot degrade over time as negatives and film will do. Another benefit of printing from digital files is that the image can be reproduced to almost any size and onto a large range of media.

The quality of our giclée print rivals traditional film based photography printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.

Smooth Cotton High White 100% Cotton 215gsm IFA 04 (Our main stock line)

This archival quality paper is the go to option for artists and photographers seeking a texture-free, clean finish to their images. A matte finish means there are no distracting reflections on the surface of your print and a 100% cotton base provides flexibility. This paper is ideally suited for reproducing fine details.

Photo Cotton Rag 315gsm (to order)

Photo Cotton Rag 315gsm has an ultra-smooth cotton surface. The richness of the natural shade of the cotton fibre creates a unique substrate when seeking a natural white warmth to your fine art prints.

Exhibition Photo Baryta 310gsm (to order)

Exhibition Photo Baryta 310gsm is a pure white 100% Barium Sulphate surface coated Fourdrinier photographic base paper combined with a Crystal Layer inkjet coating technology that ensures you can now reproduce your photographic artwork on exactly the same paper used in traditional Silver Halide printing.