GICLÉE PRINTS – SPECIAL RATES FOR ARTISTS // GET IN TOUCH 

GICLÉE PRINTING WITH CARE AND RESPECT

GICLÉE PRINTS – SPECIAL RATES FOR ARTISTS // GET IN TOUCH 

WHAT IS A giclée PRINT?

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Artwork by Cátia Oliveira (@catpivara) // Giclée print with LUCIA Pro inks over PC Withe 270g/m2

The word giclée (it reads “jee-clay”) derives from the French verb “gicler” which means “to spray”.

The word is a neologism coined about 30 years ago, and is used to describe a fine art digital printing process that combines mineral pigment-based inks with exceptional quality paper, i.e., good principles for high longevity or permanence. All printing – most certainly giclée printing – must be produced in a controlled environment with professional color management workflow.

This type of printing technology (giclée) offers smoothness and richness of color as well as the assurance that the print represents the artist’s original work as closely as possible.

Image permanence is a legitimate concern for artists and collectors. Aging estimates – based on laboratory analysis – point to a fading and color change resistance of over 200 years under ideal conditions (dark storage at 22.7°C and 50% R.H.), and up to 86 years when exposed under glass.

Giclée printing is, in short, a method for art reproduction available to artists whose mass production of their works is simply unfeasible. Giclée printing allows artists to use art reproduction that ensures quality and permanence and also, an art piece very close of the original artwork.

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Our Papers // Hahnemühle Fine Art Line

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Hahnemühle, which has been sporting its proud 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. Quite naturally, the “paper” created 4 centuries ago is a far cry from the printing substrates used in modern printing. It was the ability to adapt to a new era and the transition to the digital domain – with more success than any other brand – that makes the German brand one of the market leaders in digital fine art across the planet and one that so many we often recommend to our customers.

Are you looking for a different Hahnemühle paper? Please get in touch. We have access to all papers from the Hahnemühle digital fine art line and, depending on our customers’ needs, we can produce series in any paper of the German brand.

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PHOTO RAG 308

One of the most used giclée and fine art papers on the planet, and certainly one of the most versatile. A 100% cotton substrate with a smooth texture and matte finish, with excellent results in illustrations, art reproductions and photography.

 

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH
  • WHITENESS: NATURAL WHITE (92,5 CIE)
  • PESO: 308gSM
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • PHOTO RAG 308 FULL INFO
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PHOTO RAG ULTRA SMOOTH 305

Another addition to the Photo Rag® family, it’s a particularly smooth and silky paper. A real cotton rag (100% cotton), good white, and a uniquely discreet surface texture and silky finish. Excellent color reproduction with good detail and deep blacks. Excellent results in photography, illustrations and artistic reproductions.

 

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH / SILK
  • WHITENESS: WHITE (94 CIE)
  • PESO: 305gsm
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • PHOTO RAG 305 FULL INFO
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PHOTO RAG BARYTA 315

100% cotton paper, moderately glossy finish, good body, almost non-textured surface but with the “cotton” signature. Very elegant and high quality finish. Photo Rag Baryta is one of the papers we have chosen to represent traditional baryta papers. Very sought after in B&W photography and digital art, especially by photographers who started their path in analogue photography. Contains barium sulfate.

 

  • FINISH: MODERATELY GLOSSY (CONTAINS BARIUM SULPHATE)
  • TEXTURE: VERY SMOOTH
  • WHITENESS: WHITE (91 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 315gsm
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON RAG
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • PHOTO RAG BARYTA 315 FULL INFO
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GERMAN ETCHING 310

100% α-cellulose paper with a matte textured finish, a velvet feel and natural white tone (91,5 CIE). It is one of the most popular fine art papers in the world for artwork reproduction and photography. The unique texture of the surface adds a very special touch to the images, lending them significant depth.

 

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: TEXTURED
  • WHITENESS: NATURAL WHITE (91,5 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 310gsm
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% ALPHA-CELULLOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • GERMAN ETCHING 310 FULL INFO
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MATT FIBRE 200

Lightweight, a 100% α-cellulose paper with a coating optimized for inkjet. Good application in illustration, photography, posters and photo books. Good tonal range. Extremely smooth texture and matte finish with natural white that may be considered slightly warm toned. It shouldn’t be considered a true giclée substrate because it lacks true archival qualities. Still, an extraordinary versatile paper.

 

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: MATE
  • TEXTURE: SUAVE
  • WHITENESS: NATURAL WHITE / WARM (90 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 200gsm
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% ALPHA-CELULLOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • MATT FIBRE 200 FULL INFO
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AGAVE 290

Hahnemühle Agave is part of the Natural line of inkjet papers produced with agave fibers. Made of 70% of sisal fibers and 30% cotton. The base material stands out for its natural bright white tone and does not contain optical brighteners (OBA). The rough but delicately defined surface texture lends the print a captivating sense of depth and impresses with a pleasant, smooth feel. It is acid and lignin free and meets the most demanding requirements in terms of aging resistance.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH BUT PRESENT
  • WHITENESS: NATURAL (89 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 290gsm
  • SUBSTRATE: 70% AGAVE + 30% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
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HEMP 290

Hahnemühle Hemp uses one of the most used natural fibers since ancient times and is made from 60% hemp fiber together with 40% cotton. FineArt inkjet paper base impresses with its natural bright white tone, and thanks to the bright white color of the hemp fibers, no optical brighteners (OBA) are required. The lightly textured surface gives the paper a nice, silky feel. Colors and details are reproduced brilliantly, the depth of black really stands out and contrasts are reproduced to impressive effect. Acid- and lignin-free FineArt inkjet paper meets the most demanding requirements for aging resistance. Hemp has been an essential part of paper making for centuries and, because of 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: SMOOTH BUT PRESENT
  • WHITENESS: NATURAL (89 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 290gSM
  • SUBSTRATE: 60% HEMP + 40% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
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BAMBOO 290

Hahnemühle Bamboo is the first FineArt inkjet paper made with 90% bamboo fibers, for a natural look and eco-friendly paper production. Warm-toned natural white bamboo paper contains no optical brighteners and stands out thanks to its soft, lightly textured felt structure and soft feel. Premium matte inkjet coating delivers excellent print results with defined reproduction of color and detail, especially for warm tones and monochrome prints. Bamboo is acid and lignin free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of aging resistance. The unique combination of sustainable bamboo fibers, smooth surface texture and impressive print quality give the art an exceptional expression and soul.

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH BUT PRESENT
  • WHITENESS: NATURAL (83 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 290gSM
  • SUBSTRATE: 90% BAMBOO + 10% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE

Our papers // CANSON INFINITY line

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Born Mongolfier – yes, the family of the first airship (which actually gives rise to the stylized hot air balloon that we can still see in the Canson logo) – moved to Mongolfier et Canson in 1801, to become, later, Canson-Mongolfier.

Maker of some of the most famous fine art papers we can find on the market, it offers inkjet printing media with the same quality as traditional paper, but now adapted to modernity and the most demanding processes in terms of fidelity in color reproduction and permanence.

Are you looking for a different Canson paper? Please get in touch.

We have access to all the Canson Infinity line of papers, and depending on your needs, we can produce series in any paper of the French brand.

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Canson ARCHES Aquarelle Rag 310 Roll

ARCHES AQUARELLE RAG 310

ARCHES® Aquarelle is recognized by artists as one of the most prestigious watercolor papers. Made from 100% cotton, has a unique structure, surface texture and vivid white tone that the most demanding artists expect from a traditional Fine Art support (now available in giclée). It meets the highest archival standards and is extremely weather resistant. The pure white base does not contain any optical whitening agents (OBAs).

 

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

 

Canson Baryta Prestige 340gsm Roll

BARYTA PRESTIGE 340

Composed of alpha-cellulose and cotton paper base, it’s white, with a true barium sulphate coating. It offers an aesthetic look and feel similar to traditional photographic papers. Exceptional black optical density (D-max) and high image sharpness.

Wide gamut that improves color reproduction and increases visual impact. It is considered an innovative product for the most demanding photographers and printers, in both black and white and color prints. (more info over at Canson)

 

  • FINISH: GLOSSY
  • TEXTURE: EXTRA SMOOTH
  • WHITENESS: VERY WHITE (112 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 340gsm
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: UNAVAILABLE
Canson Velin Museum Rag 315gsm Roll

VELIN MUSEUM RAG 315

It was chosen centuries ago by world-renowned artists to produce lithographs, linocuts, etchings and phototypes. It is now available for the digital art and photography markets.

This paper is naturally time-resistant and has a unique structure and surface, smooth and fine grained, and offers a pure white tone without OBAs. It is ideal for photography, illustration and art reproductions and guarantees the most demanding standards in fine art. (more info over at Canson)

 

  • FINISH: MATE
  • TEXTURE: VELVET-TEXTURED
  • WHITENESS: NATURAL WHITE / WARM (83,35 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 315gsm
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: UNAVAILABLE
Canson Rag Photographique 310gsm Roll

RAG PHOTOGRAPHIQUE 310

A beautiful White paper for photography and Fine Art, 100% cotton substrate and a “museum quality” option. The exceptional white and incredibly smooth tone is achieved during its production, through the use of natural minerals in the process. It offers one of the highest Dmax achievable today. Very suitable paper for reproduction of works, illustration and, of course, photography.

 

You can include this paper in your sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: VERY SMOOTH
  • WHITENESS: NATURAL WHITE (89,80 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 310gsm
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: UNAVAILABLE
  • RAG PHOTOGRAPHIQUE 310 FULL INFO

Our Papers // PIGMENTO line

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PC White 270gsm detail

PC WHITE 270

100% α-cellulose paper, with a smooth but noticeable texture, matte finish and extraordinary lines. A high quality paper despite the absence of famous labels. Considerable weight and very advisable for illustrations and photography (color and/or B&W). It complies with the best quality standards. It is included in our sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH BUT PRESENT
  • WHITENESS: VERY WHITE (102 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 270gsm
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% ALPHA-CELULLOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
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PC VELVET 270

25% cotton and 75% α-cellulose, with a noticeable texture but not as strong as an Etching. Matt finish. A high quality paper despite the absence of strong renowned labels. Considerable weight and very advisable for illustrations and photography (color or B&W). It complies with the best quality standards and is included in the offer for giclée and fine art. It is included in our sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SLIGHT TEXTURE
  • WHITENESS: WHITE (93 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 270gsm
  • SUBSTRATE: 25% COTTON + 75% ALPHA-CELULLOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
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PC COTTON 270

100% cotton paper, with a smooth texture, matte finish. A high quality paper despite the absence of more renowned labels. Considerable weight and very advisable for illustrations and photography (color or B&W). It complies with the best quality standards.

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH
  • WHITENESS: WHITE (91,5 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 270gsm
  • SUBSTRATE: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE

You can use your own images on our sample pack. customize your SAMPLE PACK

  • Avatar Margarida Lemos ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Excelente atendimento, especialmente o Rui com quem contacto, muito atencioso e sempre disponível. A encomenda chega nas datas previstas e em ótimas condições. A qualidade das impressões é excelente, com uma notável atenção ao detalhe. … More Um dos melhores serviços de impressão com quem já trabalhei, recomendo!
  • Avatar Marco Antonio Gouveia ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Ótima qualidade de impressão que até dá gosto, além do serviço ser bem prestado e com muita simpatia e atenção aos pormenores. Vale acrescentar que a encomenda da minha impressão giclée chegou muito bem embalada e protegida
  • Avatar Paula Alves ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Dedicação máxima ao cliente para obter resultados perfeitos! Impressões Giclée de excelente qualidade e embalamento extremamente cuidado. Recomendo!
  • Avatar Rui Augusto ★★★★★ a year ago
  • Avatar Laura de Pina ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Super atenciosos, atentos ao detalhe e exigentes com a qualidade. Mas principalmente, muito simpáticos. Dá sempre gosto trabalhar com pessoas assim.
  • Avatar Flying Goggle ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Extremamente profissionais, solícitos, com foco no cliente e na obtenção do melhor resultado possível. Recomendadíssimo!!!
  • Avatar Edna Pais ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Amazing quality of the printing services and communications. My artistic name is Catarina Diaz and I am happy to recommend this company.
  • Avatar Pedro Soares ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Trabalho incrível e apoio ao cliente igualmente incrível!Só não dou mais estrelas porque não dá, fiquei cliente e recomendo vivamente fazerem o mesmo