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WE ARE GICLÉE & FINE ART PRINTERS

In 2023, Pigmento rocked it by printing almost 14,000 awesome prints that made their way to 232 cities in 22 countries.

Big shoutout to the amazing art community for welcoming us so warmly! Today, Pigmento stands as the preferred partner for Giclée and Fine Art printing, with the trust of almost 800 artists who have chosen us to bring their visions to life.

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WE ARE GICLÉE & FINE ART PRINTERS

In 2023, Pigmento rocked it by printing almost 14,000 awesome prints that made their way to 232 cities in 22 countries.

Big shoutout to the amazing art community for welcoming us so warmly! Today, Pigmento stands as the preferred partner for Giclée and Fine Art printing, with the trust of almost 800 artists who have chosen us to bring their visions to life.

The term Giclée, pronounced as “zhee-clay,” finds its etymological roots in the French verb ‘gicler,’ signifying “to squirt” or “to spray.” Coined by the late Jack Duganne (1942-2020), a distinguished Master Printer whose memory we hold dear, approximately three decades ago in the early 1990s, this expression delineates an inkjet printing methodology that integrates pigment-based inks with substrates, specifically papers, of unparalleled quality—emphasizing high permanence.

Initially conceived to characterize the printing process employed for reproducing art originating from traditional techniques, the term has since evolved to encompass a broad spectrum, embracing all artistic methodologies, including digital ones. Giclée represents a meticulous fusion of technology and artistry, ensuring exceptional print outcomes.

All giclée printing is inkjet printing, but not all inkjet printing is giclée.

The longevity of the image is a paramount consideration for both artists and collectors. Scientific evaluations, derived from meticulous laboratory analyses, project a remarkable durability, showcasing resistance to fading and color alteration for a period exceeding 200 years under optimal conditions (dark storage at 22.7ºC and 50% relative humidity). Even when displayed under glass, the image retains its integrity for an impressive span of up to 86 years.

Giclée printing, or simply a giclée print, serves as a pivotal solution for artists faced with the impracticality of mass production for their works. This method ensures the reproduction of artworks with an unwavering commitment to quality, permanence, and faithful representation of the original.

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Hahnemühle, proudly displaying its rooster for over 400 years, is one of the benchmark brands for Giclée and Fine Art printing with a strong presence in the European market.

Naturally, the “paper” created four centuries ago is far from the printing substrates used in modern printing. It is the ability to adapt to a new era and transition into the digital domain – more successfully than any other brand – that makes the German brand one of the market leaders in digital fine arts globally and one that we often recommend to our clients.

If you’re seeking a specific Hahnemühle paper that isn’t featured on our website, don’t hesitate to reach out. We have access to the complete range of papers from Hahnemühle, and in response to our clients’ preferences, we can create series on any paper offered by this renowned German brand. Your unique paper preferences are within easy reach – just drop us a line!

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PHOTO RAG 308

One of the most widely used Giclée and Fine Art papers on the planet and certainly one of the most versatile. A substrate made of 100% cotton with a smooth but very characteristic texture. Exceptional matte finish, a very nice “feel,” and a temperature suitable for those not seeking an extraordinarily white paper. It delivers excellent results in illustrations, art reproductions, and photography.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH
  • PAPER TONE: NATURAL WHITE (92.5 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 308g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF PHOTO RAG 308
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PHOTO RAG ULTRA SMOOTH 305

Another addition to the Photo Rag® family, it essentially presents itself as a particularly smooth and silky paper. A true cotton rag (100% cotton), white with a uniquely discreet surface texture, and a silky finish. Excellent color reproduction with good details and deep blacks. Provides excellent results in photography, illustrations, and artistic reproductions.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: ULTRA SMOOTH
  • PAPER TONE: NATURAL WHITE (94 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 305g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF PHOTO RAG ULTRA SMOOTH 305
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PHOTO RAG BARYTA 315

A 100% cotton paper with a glossy finish, substantial weight, almost smooth surface but with the signature feel of “cotton” papers. A very elegant and high-quality finish. The Photo Rag Baryta is one of the papers we choose for representing traditional barite prints. It is highly sought after in black and white photography and digital art, especially by photographers who started in analog and traditional enlargements. Contains barium sulfate.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: GLOSSY
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH
  • PAPER TONE: NATURAL WHITE (91 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 315g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS PHOTO RAG BARYTA 315
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FINE ART BARYTA SATIN 300

Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta Satin is a premium inkjet paper crafted from 100% α-cellulose, boasting a natural white hue and a smooth base texture. Its specialized inkjet coating ensures optimal performance in FineArt applications, delivering vibrant colors, rich blacks, and impressive sharpness. The silky, subtly textured surface lacks optical brighteners, providing a luxurious feel. With barium sulphate in the coating, this paper serves as a modern alternative to traditional baryta paper. This acid- and lignin-free inkjet paper excels in age resistance, producing stunning reproductions of both black and white and color photographs.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: SATIN
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH
  • PAPER TONE: NATURAL WHITE (92 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 300g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% ALPHA-CELLULOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS FINE ART BARYTA SATIN 300
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MATT FIBRE 200

Photo Matt Fibre is a lightweight cellulose paper designed for photo applications, featuring an optimized inkjet coating. Ideal for photo prints, posters, and photo books, this smooth and lightly textured paper offers a pleasing warm tone whiteness. With exceptional print quality, it guarantees optimal results for everyday printing needs. It should not be considered a true giclée paper due to the lack of archival qualities, but it is an extraordinarily capable paper.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH
  • PAPER TONE: NATURAL WHITE (92.5 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 308g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% ALPHA-CELLULOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF MATT FIBRE 200
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AGAVE 290

The Hahnemühle Agave is part of the Natural line of inkjet papers produced with agave fibers. 70% of this sustainably produced FineArt inkjet paper is made from sisal fibers. The base material stands out for its natural bright white tone and does not contain optical brighteners (OBA). The surface texture is rough but delicately defined, lending the print a captivating sense of depth and impressing with a pleasant and smooth feel. It is acid-free and lignin-free, meeting the most demanding requirements in terms of aging resistance.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: LIGHT TEXTURED
  • PAPER TONE: NATURAL WHITE (89 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 290g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 30% COTTON + 70% AGAVE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF AGAVE 290
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BAMBOO 290

The Hahnemühle Hemp uses one of the most commonly used natural fibers since antiquity, made from 60% hemp fiber along with 40% cotton. The base of this FineArt inkjet paper impresses with its natural bright white tone, and thanks to the bright white color of the hemp fibers, optical brighteners (OBA) are not required. The lightly textured surface gives the paper a pleasant and silky feel. Colors and details are reproduced brilliantly, the depth of black truly stands out, and contrasts are rendered with an impressive effect. This acid-free and lignin-free FineArt inkjet paper meets the most demanding requirements for aging resistance. Hemp has been an essential part of paper production for centuries and, due to its extremely robust fibers, has often been used for enduring historical documents, such as the Gutenberg Bible (15th century).

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: LIGHT TEXTURED
  • PAPER TONE: WARM (83 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 290g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 10% COTTON + 90% AGAVE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF BAMBOO 290
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HEMP 290

Hahnemühle Bamboo is the first FineArt inkjet paper made with 90% bamboo fibers, offering a natural appearance and environmentally friendly paper production. The naturally white bamboo paper with warm tones does not contain optical brighteners and stands out due to its soft and lightly textured felt structure and smooth touch. The premium matte inkjet coating provides excellent printing results with sharp color and detail reproduction, especially for warm tones and monochromatic prints. Bamboo is acid-free and lignin-free, meeting the most precise requirements for aging resistance. The unique combination of sustainable bamboo fibers, a soft surface texture, and impressive print quality lends art an exceptional expression and soul.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: LIGHT TEXTURED
  • PAPER TONE: NATURAL WHITE (89 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 290g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 40% COTTON + 60% HEMP
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF HEMP 290
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GERMAN ETCHING 310

Hahnemühle German Etching is a traditional copperplate printing paper enhanced with a specialized inkjet coating for FineArt applications. Crafted from 100% alpha cellulose, this white art paper boasts a velvety tactile feel and a finely defined felt structure. The unique surface texture lends images a distinctive charm, presenting them with a remarkable three-dimensional effect and depth. With a premium matte inkjet coating, it ensures exceptional print results, faithfully reproducing color and detail, deep blacks, and optimal contrasts. This acid- and lignin-free heavyweight FineArt inkjet paper meets high standards for age resistance, making it a popular choice for FineArt prints and art reproductions due to its characteristic tactile feel and surface texture.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: TEXTURED
  • PAPER TONE: NATURAL WHITE (91.5 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 310g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% ALPHA-CELLULOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF GERMAN ETCHING 310

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Ilford Photo is a British company specialized in the manufacturing of photographic products, globally renowned for its high-quality photographic films and papers. With a rich history and a reputation for excellence, Ilford Photo has played a fundamental role in the world of photography over the decades.

The history of Ilford Photo dates back to the late 19th century when the company was founded in 1879 by Alfred Hugh Harman. Initially, the company focused on producing dry plates widely used at that time. However, it was only in the early 20th century that Ilford began to emerge as a leading and innovative company in the photography sector.

Over the ensuing decades, Ilford – like other prominent brands – faced numerous challenges arising from the transition to digital photography. Nevertheless, the company successfully adapted to the evolving market, expanding its product line to include, for example, high-quality papers for giclée and fine art printing.

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COTTON ARTIST TEXTURED 310

The ILFORD GALERIE Cotton Artist Textured is a 100% cotton paper manufactured in a mould. The structured and rough surface provides a (traditional) watercolor appearance and feel. Simultaneously, it reproduces sharp details and ensures excellent color consistency.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: AQUARELLE TYPE
  • TINT: 98 | 0,2 | 2,6
  • WEIGHT: 310g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF COTTON ARTIST TEXTURED 310
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FINE ART TEXTURED SILK 270

Without optical brighteners and with longevity, image stability, and a matte, clean surface necessary for the finest fine art printing, Textured Cotton Rag emerges as the perfect choice for sharp details while offering a textured surface for a unique creative expression.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: LIGHT TEXTURED
  • TINT: 96,6 | 1 | -0,3
  • WEIGHT: 270g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF FINE ART TEXTURED 270
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GOLD FIBER GLOSS 310

ILFORD GALERIE Gold Fibre Gloss has a baryta-like surface and is capable of delivering high-end photo prints in professional photography, fine art reproduction and exhibition. This medium is free of optical brighteners and meets the criteria for durability according ISO 9706.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: GLOSSY
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH
  • TINT: 98 | 0 | 0,8
  • WEIGHT: 310g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF GOLD FIBER GLOSS 310
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SMOOTH GLOSS 310

ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Gloss features the very latest HDR (High Dynamic Range) optically clear coating and coupled with recent advancements in resin-coated inkjet receiving layer design, makes this the reference media for producing images with superb clarity, high sharpness and excellent color gamut.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: GLOSSY
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH
  • PAPER TONE: BRIGHT WHITE – 95,5 | 0,7 | -5
  • WEIGHT: 310g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF SMOOTH GLOSS 310

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Pigmento has contact with various sources of printing products, where one can find some (or several) paper manufacturers, some of which are already listed above.

Something that should be understood in advance is that a paper brand does not necessarily represent a paper manufacturer, in the same way that a manufacturer with the name X or Y does not necessarily have to present its name on any product it produces.

Over the years, we have built up a considerable bank of samples of unlabeled products (white label goods) that has allowed us to generate an alternative (read as “more economical”) offering of papers that we consider of unquestionable quality.



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PC WHITE 270

A paper made of 100% α-cellulose, with a smooth yet noticeable texture, matte finish, and an extraordinary ability to define lines. A high-quality paper despite the absence of more renowned labels. Considerable weight and highly recommended for illustrations and photography (color or B&W). It adheres to the highest quality standards and is included in the giclée and fine art offerings. It is also included in our sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: LIGHT TEXTURED
  • PAPER TONE: BRIGHT WHITE (104% ISO 11475, D65 2°)
  • WEIGHT: 270g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% ALPHA-CELLULOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF PC WHITE 270
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PC VELVET 270

A paper composed of 25% cotton and 75% α-cellulose, with a noticeable but not as strong texture as an Etching. Matte finish. A high-quality paper despite the absence of more renowned labels. Considerable weight and highly recommended for illustrations and photography (color or B&W). It adheres to the highest quality standards and is included in the giclée and fine art offerings. It is also included in our sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: LIGHT TEXTURED
  • PAPER TONE: WHITE (93% ISO 11475, D65 2°)
  • WEIGHT: 270g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 25% COTTON + 75% ALPHA-CELLULOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF PC VELVET 270
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PC COTTON 300

100% cotton paper, with a smooth but noticeable texture, matte finish. A high-quality paper despite the absence of more renowned labels. Considerable weight and highly recommended for illustrations and photography (color or B&W). Adheres to the highest quality standards and is included in the giclée and fine art offerings.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: VERY SMOOTH
  • PAPER TONE: BRIGHT WHITE (104% ISO 11475, D65 2°)
  • WEIGHT: 310g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF PC COTTON 300
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PC RADIANT 270

Um dos papéis para giclée e fine art mais usados no planeta e certamente um dos mais versáteis. Substrato 100% de algodão com textura suave, mas muito característica. Excepcional acabamento mate, muito bom “toque” e uma temperatura adequada a quem não procura um papel extraordinariamente branco. Apresenta resultados excelentes em ilustrações, reproduções de arte e fotografia.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: LIGHT TEXTURED
  • PAPER TONE: BRIGHT WHITE (91,5% ISO 11475, D65 2°)
  • WEIGHT: 270g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF PC RADIANT 270
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PC TXTURED 240

Um dos papéis para giclée e fine art mais usados no planeta e certamente um dos mais versáteis. Substrato 100% de algodão com textura suave, mas muito característica. Excepcional acabamento mate, muito bom “toque” e uma temperatura adequada a quem não procura um papel extraordinariamente branco. Apresenta resultados excelentes em ilustrações, reproduções de arte e fotografia.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: AQUARELLE TYPE
  • PAPER TONE: WARM (75 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 240g/m2
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% ALPHA-CELLULOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • FULL SPECS OF PC NATURAL SMOOTH 240
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  • Avatar Emese Bándi ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I was searching for a company who produces high quality glicée prints in Portugal for some time. So when I've found out about Pigmento Coolectivo I was super excited to see what they offer. The level of professionalism is the highest … More I encountered, I mean communication, execution of prints, quality and delivery! Super grateful they exist!
  • Avatar Eduarda Fontes ★★★★★ a year ago
    Super Profissionais!
  • Avatar Ana PT ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Atendimento muito profissional e cuidado, excelente qualidade de impressão, expedição rápida com resultados 5 estrelas. Excelente serviço!
  • Avatar Rui Matos ★★★★★ a year ago
    Quem conhece pessoalmente as pessoas da Pigmento, não fica admirado com o profissionalismo exercido.Desejar-vos continuação de bom trabalho é escusado porque sei que vai continuar, contudo desejo de longa vida para a Pigmento, que tudo … More que seja BOM que seja para durar muito tempo.Um abraço rapaziada boa.
  • Avatar Surina MAriana ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Serviço impecável. Estava em busca de um bom serviço de impressão para minhas ilustrações em Portugal e da primeira vez que recebi minhas fine art prints não acreditei... As cores estavam incríveis, e a embalagem era perfeita. Vieram sem … More nenhuma avaria, e desde então imprimo sempre com a Pigmento. Além disso a impressão é rápida e o envio também. Recomendo e sou fã.
  • Avatar Maria Gisele Knust ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Atendimento impecável, produto (impressão e papel) de altíssimo padrão de qualidade, preço viável para pequenos artistas e ótimos serviços extras como embalagem adequada e postagem direta para o cliente final. Além disto possuem informações … More sobre os produtos e processos, muito organizadas e satisfatórias, o que faz com que o atendimento comercial deles seja perfeito e 5 estrelas!
  • Avatar Joana Maria Sousa ★★★★★ a year ago
    Serviço incrível desde o primeiro contacto até à entrega! Tão cedo não se vêem livres de mim.
  • Avatar Ramiro Morgado ★★★★★ há 4 meses
    Excelente serviço.Informação detalhada no site.O processo de encomenda é simples e funcional e quando recebemos as impressões, no prazo, confirmamos o nível profissional desta equipe.ObrigadoEnviei os ficheiros no dia 12Recebi as impressões … More hoje 16 e com falha dos CTT deveriam entregar ontemO trabalho da Pigmento é excelente com uma qualidade de impressão 5 estrelas.Obrigado equipa Pigmento Colectivo

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