Printing

Giclée (digital) Fine Art and Photography Printing Service.

 

 

High quality Giclée prints made from original artworks, photographs, digital scans or digital art work. Suitable for artists and photographers looking to produce museum quality one off or limited edition art prints. Using archival pigment ink and some of the finest papers and canvas available, I can produce beautiful prints which can last 85+ years.

 

Traditionally artists have used Lithographic printing to reproduce work and although high quality prints are achievable, they are much more expensive to set up and harder to produce. Trying to colour tweak while standing at the end of a 5 metre Litho printer as it produces a couple of prints a second can be stressful (40 -50 prints fly through just to check the colour on one!). Technology brings Giclee printing or digital printing which is simpler to set up and therefore not only is it more efficient to run smaller print editions but the accuracy of colour reproduction is easier to achieve with experienced hands.

 

Based in Edinburgh, prints can be made directly from your own supplied digital files or I can create these for you, either with high resolution photography or digital scanning. I have been working in the field of printing for well over a decade and the field of art for 20+ years and I am happy to discuss any questions or queries you may have with regards making a Fine Art print or an exhibition quality photograph. There are several steps to producing a high quality print and whether it is photographing or scanning the original, using high quality equipment, inks and papers, or experience and care in all aspects I would like to help with any or all.

 

We use a fully calibrated and colour managed work flow and several Fine Art Trade Guild approved printers. Whether you require an A5 or a 1 by 2 metre one off print, small or large limited editions through to 150 metre wallpaper print jobs for Opera and theatre sets (where printed lengths are pasted like wallpaper to form huge images), I hope to show the same level of commitment and pride with all. Please find further details, paper choices and a price list below.

 

Price List  (vat included)

Print prices are for print only and do not include any extra services. These are based on you supplying the digital file. Files can be supplied in various formats such as Tiff, Psd, Jpeg, Pdf or vector based file formats. Ideally, resolution should be 300dpi or higher and at the correct dimensions for your final print. In many cases we can produce great results from lower resolutions down to about 180 dpi depending on image source. Although we use a colour controlled workflow with calibrated monitors and printer/paper profiles it is recommended to order a smaller proof print to check colour and tone. Please call or email to discuss your full requirements, large or small.

 

Paper Choices   I have used many different papers over the years from Hahnemuhle, Innova, Epson, Ilford and Perma Jet to name a few of the larger brands. My favourites at present are Perma Jet’s current range which offer some beautiful choices in textures and base white tones whilst being resilient and handling friendly. They are exceptional in quality offering excellent colour rendition and sharpness and of course are ph neutral. These papers meet the Fine Art Trade Guild standards of 6+ on the “Blue Wool” scale, stored in normal viewing conditions this translates to 85 years+ in true life conditions (I can supply copies of authorised Lab test certificates if required). Again I am happy to recommend different papers within this range but paper choice can be quite a personal thing and I would suggest popping in to the studio to see and feel the papers for yourself (I can also post out a few samples for a small fee). I am also able to offer any other brand papers if this is your preference. Please call for prices and further details. The prices below cover a general spread of paper choices. Please click here for more detailed information and images of paper. Bespoke sizes can easily be accommodated also.

 

Paper

A5

148x210mm

A4

210x297mm

A3

297x420mm

A2

420x594mm

A1

594x841mm

A0

841x1189mm

24” x ½ m

610x500mm

44” x ½ m

1189x500mm

Permajet Portrait 300gsm

3.50

7.00

14.00

25.00

44.00

83.00

28.50

61.00

Permajet White 285gsm

3.50

6.75

13.50

24.50

42.00

81.0

27.50

59.00

Permajet Museum 310gsm

3.50

7.00

14.00

25.00

44.00

83.00

28.50

61.00

Marrutt Matte paper 230gsm

2.90

5.50

11.00

20.00

37.0

71.00

20.50

42.00

Ilford Galerie Pearl 290gsm

3.00

6.00

11.50

22.00

40.0

77.0

26.50

52.00

Hahnemuhle PhotoRag 188gsm

3.25

6.50

12.50

22.50

41.0

79.00

26.50

49.00

Hahnemuhle PhotoRag 308gsm

3.80

7.00

15.0

27.00

47.00

87.00

31.50

63.50

Canvas 405gsm

8.00

15.00

28.00

46.00

86.00

32.00

64.00

A4 Proof

5.50

- Other papers can be used at your request and will be priced accordingly.

- Discounts applied for multiple orders : 5-9 prints/5%, 10-24 prints/10%, 25-44 prints/15%, 45-99 prints/20%, 99+/25%.

- Canvas prints can be mounted onto a stretcher. Please see below for costs.

- If a border around image is required please allow for this with paper sizes.

 

Digital Retouching

 

We also offer a digital retouching service where we can remove dust, scratches, blemishes, unwanted characters and more. Please see price list for our full range of services. Any work required on original source file will be charged at £15 per 1/2 hour. This will be discussed before commencement of any work.

 

Photography and Scanning

 

We can take care of the full job of creating a Giclée print which includes either photographing or scanning the original work. I will advise which method is best and produce a high resolution digital file for use in the printing process and for your archive.

- Photography : on site – £65.00 / in print studio £45.00 (large pieces may require extra equipment and cost)

- Scanning : upto A4 – £11.00 / upto A3 – £25.00 / upto A2 – £38.00 / A2+ – please contact

 

File set up

 

There is no charge for setting up your digital file.

 

Post and Packing

 

Post and packing will be charged at £5.00 per delivery (up to 5 prints and up to 24″ wide) to mainland uk. Prints over 24″ will be charged at £ 8.50 . For most of Europe delivery is £8.50 (up to 5 prints and 24″ wide).

 

Canvas stretchers

 

Canvas prints can be stretched onto wooden frames (stretcher bars) and then hung directly onto walls or framed first. These prints also benefit from being varnished (although not necessary it does give extra protection against scratches or spillages). Canvas stretching will be charged as follows : A4 – add £16 / A3 – add  £22/ A2 – add £32 / A1 – add £42. Varnishing (2coats) : A4 -add £2.50 / A3 – add £3.00 / A2 – add £4.50 / A1 – add £6.50  Bespoke sizes will be charged similarly.
I take great satisfaction in reproducing a fine art work and as a small, friendly company I would like to offer a professional, bespoke printing service. If you are looking to reproduce your artwork, photography or digital works for selling, or simply archive your work professionally then please contact us for further advice or information. You can telephone 07946659180 or use the initial enquiries form below.

 

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