Fine Art Printing

Our fine art printing service is a great way to produce editions or reproductions of your paintings, illustrations or artworks. We can mount your prints, or produce handmade frames for your artwork.

We print on a wide range of papers from Hahnemuhle, Canson and Somerset, and use Ultrachrome Archival Pigment inks for all of our Giclée printing, to sizes up to 150cm x 210cm, regardless of the service level chosen.

While people often associate Art printing with Giclee prints, inkjet on watercolour paper, many renowned and respected Artists also print on photographic C type paper, or silver based Black & White Fibre paper.

An additional service we offer at Metro, we call ‘Direct to Media’ printing, see a test here on YouTube for David Bailey where we can print directly on to any flat material.

Get in touch for more information, or if you’d like to use our great value online Giclee printing service, select ‘Order Now’ below!

Our range of Archival and Sustainable Fine Art Papers

Image of trees and countryside representing a print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl 285gsm

Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl 285gsm

Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl is a cellulose-based FineArt inkjet paper with an inkjet coating specially tailored for FineArt use. The bright white paper has a delicately textured surface and a smooth, silky feel.

A long exposure blurred image of water representing a print on Hahnemühle Agave sustainable fine art paper.

Hahnemühle Agave 290gsm

Hahnemühle Agave augments the Natural Line with a FineArt inkjet paper that is produced using agave fibres. 70% of this unique, environmentally friendly FineArt inkjet paper is made from sisal fibres.

A black and white picture looking up into an overhanging tree canopy. Printed originally on this environmentally friendly inkjet paper made from 90% bamboo.

Hahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm

Hahnemühle Bamboo is the world’s first FineArt inkjet paper made from 90% bamboo fibres, for a natural white, warm-toned look and environmentally friendly paper production.

An image looking up between towering buildings at a dark blue sky. Possibly using a polarising filter. Printed on the Hemp fibre based fine art paper.

Hahnemühle Hemp 290gsm

Hahnemühle Hemp uses one of the oldest and most diverse natural fibres in the world and is made of 60% hemp fibre. The FineArt inkjet paper’s base has a lightly textured surface providing a silky feel.

Woman with curly brown hair against a background print of roses. This art paper has a smooth surface and has been the number one choice for artists since its inception.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm

This is one of Hahnemühle’s genuine artist papers, mould made, with an exceptionally smooth surface. Photo Rag is the most popular paper chosen by photographers to create high quality fine art prints.

This image shows a conceptual art print with red and dark red hues. The print has been made on hahnemuhle german etching paper which has a textured surface.

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm

German Etching is one of the most popular media for artwork and photography. The paper has a velvety textured surface that still allows high quality printing.

This paper was originally intended to replica the black and white silver gelatin fibre based prints. While not glossy, It has a slightly shiny surface.

Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325gsm

Fine Art Baryta is a bright white paper with exceptionally high colour depth. Using barium sulphate in the coating makes this paper a close match to traditional photographic Fibre Based papers.

Photo of a fantasy image called the Grand Tour showing space ships and advertising an out of the universe experience. This was printed on an ultra white 100% cotton paper.

Somerset Photo Satin 300gsm

This paper made from 100% cotton linters, has a high whiteness value. The paper is made on a mould machine using woollen felts which impart a delicate texture to the surface.

A snowy mountain cap view printed on a 100% cotton art paper with a wide colour range.

Somerset Enhanced 255gsm

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.

A photo of colored triangles and rectangular shapes printed on photo gloss, a cellulose paper where the whites are ultra white.

Canson Photo Gloss 270gsm

This ultra-white photo paper consists of an ultra-smooth, alpha-cellulose, acid-free paper coated with polyethylene and multiple micro porous colour receiver layers.

Dark close up image of some leaved printed on a cellulose based paper.

Canson Infinity Photosatin 270gsm

PhotoSatin Premium Resin Coated consists of an alpha cellulose acid-free art paper coated with a structured polyethylene and a micro porous receiver layer.

View of the roofs and some buildings in Tuscany printed on an exhibition quality cotton paper.

Canson® Infinity Rag 310gsm

Canson® Infinity Rag Photographique is a 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process.

Photo of two ladies looking at an artwork on a wall. The picture is coloured bands of light stretching from left to right. The colours are mainly blues with some brighter red and green line. This was a giclee print on canvas stretched over wooden bearers.

Hahnemuhle Canvas

We print directly onto high quality heavy weight real artist cotton canvas, achieving high quality vibrant canvas prints from your images.

Giclee print pricing illustration

Bespoke – our premium service
      Exc Vat Inc Vat
10x8 254x204 A5 23.10 27.72
12x10 304x254 A4 38.70 46.44
16x12 407x304 A3 44.90 53.88
24x20 610x508 A2 85.00 102.00
Self Service – our great value service
      Exc Vat Inc Vat
10x8 254x204 A5 8.10 9.72
12x10 304x254 A4 10.10 12.12
16x12 407x304 A3 12.20 14.64
24x20 610x508 A2 29.60 35.52

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    Mounting and framing

    Fine art prints can be made directly from a digital file where appropriate. However if the original artwork is a drawing or painting a high resolution digital file will need to be produced first. At Metro we can produce scans from flat material up to 17.5 x 11.5 inches in size, or from flexible material up to 18.5 x 26.5 inches. Above these sizes, for example large paintings, a high quality and high resolution digital photograph will need to be taken. 

    Printing should always be with an archival method. This could include one of the Giclee papers  , Black & White Silver Gelatin or Chromagenic C-Type papers.

    While art prints on watercolour paper can be signed on the border using a pencil, or for photographic prints with a permanent marker, often these methods are then obscured once the print is mounted or framed. To combat this, a certificate of authenticity can be supplied by you with the artwork. Often this certificate is just a standalone piece of art paper, signed with the edition name and number, but in the case of Hahnemuhle certificates, a small holographic sticker is supplied.  Metro also supply certificates of authenticity which are included within the price of our Bespoke premier service, or can be supplied for an additional cost on our other services.