Fine Art Giclée Prints
Giclee Fine Art papers
Hahnemühle German Etching Textured 325gsmThis velvety heavyweight etching paper has a fine surface texture. German Etching is one of the most popular media for artwork and photography. The paper is made of 100 % cotton or pure alpha cellulose presenting a textured surface that allows high quality printing.
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsmThis is one of Hahnemühle’s genuine artist papers, mould made, 100% acid free paper with an exceptionally smooth surface. Photo Rag is the most popular paper chosen by photographers to create high quality fine art prints. The fine, smooth surface and feel of Photo Rag makes this paper very versatile. It is ideal for printing both black and white and colour photographs and art reproductions with impressive pictorial depth.
Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 310gsmFine Art Baryta is a bright white paper with exceptionally high colour depth and large colour gamut and image definition. This paper gives the “wow” factor to black and white prints with an extremely high dmax and the finest grey tones. Using barium sulphate in the premium Giclée coating ensures the typical gloss that makes this paper a close match to traditional photographic Fibre Based papers.
Somerset Photo 300gsmThis paper made from 100% cotton linters, has a high whiteness value that contains a high percentage of alpha cellulose, it produces a wide colour gamut and achieves high-density values. The paper is made on a mould machine using woollen felts which impart a delicate texture to the surface of the sheet. It will reproduce beautifully and the results are superb whether in colour or black and white.
Somerset Enhanced 255gsmThis is a beautiful paper designed for inkjet printing and is ideal for fine art reproduction and photography. Made from 100% cotton fibre using a traditional mould machine this paper has an invisible coating on one side allowing the creation of superb prints with a wide colour gamut.
Canson Photo High Gloss Premium 315gsmPhoto High Gloss Premium RC consists of an ultra-smooth, alpha-cellulose, acid-free paper coated with polyethylene and multiple micro porous colour receiver layers. This ultra-white photo paper currently has the highest gloss level of the photographic resin-coated paper market. This paper offers vivid colours and deep blacks, coupled with excellent image sharpness.
Canson Infinity Photosatin Premium 270gsmPhotoSatin Premium Resin Coated consists of an alpha cellulose acid-free art paper coated with a structured polyethylene and a micro porous receiver layer. This exceptional photographic paper has been designed to comply with the highest lifespan requirements. The surface aesthetic of PhotoSatin Premium RC is reminiscent of the original photochemical papers traditionally associated with the Baryta market.
CanvasCanvas printing is an increasingly popular way of turning a photograph or artwork into a wall-ready, textured object for sale or personal use. We print directly onto high quality heavy weight real artist cotton canvas, achieving high quality vibrant canvas prints from your images by using a UV true pigment ink system, on our Epson 9900 and 11880 output devices, which provide long-lasting lightfast canvas prints. Canvas printing is available through our Bespoke service only.
What is a Giclée print?The word Giclée ("g-clay"), is derived from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt or spray". Giclée, is used to describe a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper to achieve Giclée prints of superior archival quality, light fastness and stability. Our Giclée prints are created using an Epson 9880 with Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks, which with the 8 channel print head is capable of producing an extremely wide tonal range and colour gamut. PLEASE NOTE we do not trim Giclée prints above 44” along the longest length to keep the print as untouched as possible unless specifically requested.
C Type vs Giclée printsC Type prints and Giclée prints are two very different printing processes, one is a digital photographic print and the other is an inkjet print. A digital C Type is a traditional photographic print, made from a digital file rather than a negative. Many customers think that a ‘digital print’ has to be a Giclée print but this is not so. A Giclée print is quite different, using no chemistry or light sensitivity. PLEASE NOTE we do not trim Giclée prints above 44” along the longest length to keep the print as untouched as possible unless specifically requested.
Bespoke or Self-ServiceBespoke is our classic service, you sit back and we do the work. Either send us your files online via Dropbox or email, or pop in and see us in the lab and we'll work on a one to one basis with you. Self-Service is our great value online DIY printing, mounting and framing solution. If you feel confident in preparing your own files for print, then simply upload your images and follow the simple steps to make your top quality prints.
Turnaround timesGiclee prints to paper or canvas, Bespoke and Self-Service: Three working days. Giclee prints to Stretched canvas: Ten working days. PLEASE NOTE we do not trim Giclée prints above 44” along the longest length to keep the print as untouched as possible unless specifically requested.
Other types of fine art and photographic printing
C-type Photo PrintingDigital C Type photographic prints produced on our Lambda or Lightjet photographic printers have the archival and tonal benefits of traditional photographic papers, with the advantages of digital photo printing.
Fine Art Giclée PrintingOur Giclée print studio brings together more than 30 years experience in traditional photographic printing, with the technological advancements of inkjet technologies.
Black & White Photo PrintingMetro worked in close collaboration with Harman Technology to achieve a solution to the problem of printing vintage archives digitally, rather than by hand.
Duratrans PrintingOne of the great features of our new Superwide Lightjet XL500 is the ability to produce mural size photographic Duratrans at a level of quality unmatched by anything else out there.
Direct to Media PrintingDirect to media printing is exactly that; we print your image directly to a substrate of your choice. Be it paper, card, aluminium, Perspex, canvas, wood, slate...
Vinyl PrintingVinyl Phototex is chosen for it’s high quality Giclée finish as well as its ease of application to wall or mounting material due to it’s self-adhesive properties.
Complement your pictures with expert hand made picture framing
Similar to tray frames but a more slimline offering. Works are often reverse Perspex float mounted with only a minimal gap between the work and the moulding.
The tray frame is perfect for photographic prints that have been dry mounted and don’t necessarily require glazing. The print is set back slightly below the face of the frame to prevent damage. Tray frames are a good way to display large prints without the cost of specialist glazing. Your print is mounted to Dibond […]
This is a stylish take on the box frame, with your print mounted inside the box, rather than fitted edge to edge. Your print is mounted to 2mm Aluminium to create a sleek borderless surround for your print. There is a gap between the work and the moulding creating a ‘floating’ effect.
Box frames create a space between the print and the glazing, so there is no contact with the glass. Using Waterwhite float glass, your print is mounted first to Foamboard or a similar substrate before being set into a box moulding with a fillet spacer. The fillet keeps the glass and print separate, so the […]
The black option has a deep, black satin finish, which is perfect for showing off strong photographic prints.Available in: narrow: (15mm) and wide: (20mm) Turn around time: By negotiation
Sizes up to 40 x 30 inches Natural oak wood is perfect for setting off warm tones and compliments most photographic prints. Available in: narrow: (15mm) and wide: (20mm) Turn around time: By negotiation For larger sizes and a wider range of framing options, please visit our bespoke framing service at Metro Imaging.
We have thousands of frame mouldings available to complement your chosen frame style
We have an extensive range of Framing Glass available. The most exciting advances have been in the Specialist Glass area. As well as protection from UV damage there are a number of ranges of glass that have been treated to become almost invisible. As standard we use Water White Float glass in 2mm and 3mm […]