Our Papers and Inks for Giclee Prints

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Today we will look at our quality papers and inks used for our Giclee prints. We can offer Giclee prints in the following sizes, A4, A3, A2,A1 and A0

Giclee Inks

We only use the Latest Epson 11 colour Printing Technology for a Superior fade resistant finish. Compared to traditional CMYK printing, the 11 colour process can provide a much broader range of colours to help ensure more accurate colour reproduction. The print machine we use is an Epson SureColor P9000, which is designed for professional photographic applications, and includes an exotic Epson PrecisionCore® TFP® print head.

Giclee Papers

The paper manufacturers we use are the best in the industry. All papers are acid-free and complement our techniques and inks to achieve the very best colour and texture representation. Whether you’re looking for a high-grain, heavyweight finish or a super-smooth, crystal-clear gloss appearance, we have a paper for every project. A summary of our papers can be found below:

Hahnemühle Bamboo

This paper is one of the world’s finest giclée papers. Made from 90% bamboo and 10% cotton rag, it’s an environmentally-friendly option too. The off-white base colour gives a natural finish to any artwork and the paper has a luxuriously soft and lightly-textured feel. Warm hues and monochrome prints look stunning on this paper, with its ability to draw out movement and expression.

Weight: 290gsm
Texture: Matt Smooth
Thickness: 0.5mm
Whiteness: 83% (83% CIE)
Material: 90% bamboo, 10% cotton
Hahnemühle Photo Rag

This is our most popular paper, made with 100% cotton rag. With a delicately smooth finish, almost like felt, it is a great structure for expressing depth and fine detail. Colours come to life on this paper, displaying brilliant colours with striking contrast and holding the very deepest blacks.

This highly versatile paper has structure and weight to provide a reliable and accurate print, time after time.

Weight: 308gsm
Texture: Matt Smooth
Thickness: 0.48mm
Whiteness: 92.5% (92.5 CIE)
Material: 100% cotton

Hahnemühle German Etching

This heavyweight etching board provides a beautifully textured, yet smooth, finish for both fine art and photography. It has the look and feel of original art paper while providing high standards of image sharpness and colour density. With a weight of 310gsm, this is a stable and solid base for your finest prints.

Weight: 310gsm
Texture: Matt Textured
Thickness: 0.50mm
Whiteness: 91.5% (91.5 CIE)
Material: 100% α-cellulose

Canson Aquarelle Rag

This natural, textured paper brings watercolour reproductions to life, having the same look and feel as original art paper. Its unique grain offers depth and displays vibrant colours beautifully. As the thickest of all our matt papers, the Canson Aquarelle Rag is a dependable partner for any print.

Weight: 310gsm
Texture: Matt Textured
Thickness: 0.60mm
Whiteness: 83% (83 CIE)
Material: 100% Cotton Rag

Canson Baryta Photographique

This paper is the perfect partner for the discerning photographer wanting to achieve the look and feel of traditional darkroom development.

The baryta (barium sulphate) coating provides sharp definition and a wide tonal range. It’s perfect for black and white photographs, due to the amount of black that it can hold, and yet it works equally well for colour images.

Weight: 310gsm
Texture: Satin
Thickness: 0.31mm
Whiteness: 99.16% (99.1 CIE)
Material: α-cellulose with a barium sulphate coating

Hanhemühle FineArt Pearl

This bright white paper contains a premium pearl inkjet coating providing a particularly high standard of colour density, gamut and graduation. Your print will be sharp and detailed but have the genuine feel of traditional art paper.

Hanhemühle FineArt Pearl is great for photographs and fine art reproduction, and both colour and black and white images. Choose this paper for limited edition prints, prints for exhibitions and greeting cards.

Weight: 285gsm
Texture: Glossy, smooth pearl
Thickness: 0.4mm
Whiteness: 105% (105 CIE)
Material: α-cellulose with a barium sulphate coating

Epson Semi-gloss

The Epson Semi-gloss paper provides exhibition grade prints for vivid and true-to-life images. The resin coating gives a photographic feel combined with high resolutions and maximum colour saturation.

Epson Semi-gloss Statistics
Weight: 190gsm
Texture: Gloss Smooth
Thickness: 0.265mm
Whiteness: Brilliant White
Material: Mixed Media

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