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What Is Giclée Printing

We exclusively use Giclée printing to produce our fine art, canvas and photographic prints.

Giclée (pronounced ‘Zhee-clay’) originates from the French verb gicler meaning “to squirt, or to spray”. Giclée is similar to your printer at home – but uses more inks to produce a wider colour range – instead of the 4 (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) used in most ink-jet printers and lithograph. Giclée uses light fast, pigmented based inks (we have two cyans, two magentas, yellow, orange, green and multiple blacks), the resulting prints have a much wider colour gamut and the colour’s themselves will last longer. Our printers also print at a much higher resolution – meaning sharper prints. Giclée can be printed on to various media, from textured and smooth fine art papers, to canvas and full gloss photographic papers.

The Benefits

Giclée printing has come into its own over the last few years due to the wide range of benefits over Lithographic printing and other digital printing techniques.

  • No minimum orders, we can print single prints on demand, as and when you need them – so you don’t need to order prints before you make a sale.
  • Colour accuracy, we can make very fine, subtle adjustments to your image to match your print to your original artwork.
  • Long lasting prints, the inks and papers we use are archival quality and tests show colours will last 100 years and in some cases longer.