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Art Printing Studio

Fine art printing
About giclee printing

The French word "giclée" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt". In giclee printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting.
The term "Giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks (pigment ink) onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The Giclee printing process provides better colour accuracy than other means of reproduction. Archival quality ensures that the prints are light-fast and non water soluble.
Epson SureColor P9000 and Epson Stylus 9900 that we use are state-of-the-art giclée printers.

Proof

We can provide small sized (usually 8x10)print sample on a proof paper if you want to check the print look when you ordered multiple copies (more than 20 copies)or large format prints (bigger than 40 x 30) with no extra charge. This is for giving the artsts a chance to modify the image before printing.

Quick Service
If you need the job completed urgently, do not hesitate to tell us and we will do our best to finish in time.

printers, inks

Epson SureColor P9000 Printer - Epson's newest printer
Epson Stylus 9900

Epson SureColor UltraChrome HDX™ Ink
With the increased Dmax, wider color gamut, and reduced metamerism provided by the new Epson UltraChrome HDX pigment inks – which taken together serve to significantly enhance the visual brilliance of both color and black and white images – the increased overall permanence of the prints represents a significant contribution to photography

Epson UltraChrome HDR™ Ink
The latest generation of pigment-based ink technology. Now utilizing ten colors- including an all-new orange and green- Epson UltraChrome HDR inks produce the widest color gamut ever from an Epson Stylus Pro printer.
Paper Selection
Fine art paper
Somerset Velvet
ColdPress (Natural/Bright)
Ultra Smooth
HotPress (Natural/Bright)
Ideal for
Most fine art and photo
Most fine art
Most fine art and photo
Most fine art and photo
Acid free
Acid free, pH buffered
Acid free, pH buffered
Acid free, pH buffered
Acid free, pH buffered
100% cotton rag
100% cotton rag
100% cotton rag
100% cotton rag
100% cotton rag
Textured/Smooth
Watercolour paper look
Watercolour paper look
Smooth
Smooth
Weight
255 gsm
305 gsm
250 gsm
300 gsm
Thickness
17 mil
21 mil
15 mil
17 mil
Surface finish
Velvet (textured)
Matte (textured)
Matte
Matte
Photo Paper
Premium Luster
Enhanced Matte
Premium Semi-matte
Premium Glossy
Ideal for
Photo
Poster, Photo, Fine art
Photo, poster
Photo
Brightness
Bright white
General white
Bright white
Bright white
Opacity
97% opacity
94% opacity
97% opacity
96% opacity
Surface
Luster
Smooth
Semi-glossy(semi-matte)
High glossy
Weight
260 gsm
192 gsm
258 gsm
252 gsm
Thickness
10.4 mil
10.3 mil
10.7 mil
10.4 mil
Surface finish
RC (Resin Coated)
Matte
RC (Resin Coated)
RC (Resin Coated)
Other Paper
Depending upon customers' needs, we use various papers that iclude Metallic papers (Moab Entrada, Slickrock Metallic etc), Display Trans Backlight Media, Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic Paper and Transparency Film(InkPress Media 13" x 19" ).
Please ask us if you have any questions about the paper you want to use.

Price (Sample sizes. Please ask us for any other custom sizes)


Size
Ultrasmooth,
HotPress (Natural/Bright)
(Smooth surface, Acid free)
Somerset Velvet,
ColdPress(Natural/Bright)
(Textured, Acid free)

Enhanced Matte
Luster,
Semi-mat,
Glossy
8 x 10
9.60
9.60
6.00
7.00
12 x 18
24.19
24.19
13.36
15.72
16 x 24
41.94
41.94
23.17
27.26
20 x 20
42.96
42.96
23.74
27.93
20 x 30
62.75
62.75
34.67
40.79
24 x 36
87.68
87.68
48.44
56.99
30 x 40
115.35
115.35
68.73
74.98
36 x 48
153.36
153.36
84.73
99.69
40 x 60
190.08
190.08
105.02
123.55
* Discount available for multiple print. ask us!
* Price might be updated every year depending on the suppliers'(paper and ink) price
* For the price of other papers, please ask us by email or phone.