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Type of printing paper

Giclée

The preferred choice of illustrators, fine artists, painters, graphic designers and most other visual artists. Also, regularly used by photographers because of the paper textures and art & craft feel.

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Type of printing paper

C-Type

Used mainly by photographers, although occasionally by other visual artists looking for a unique effect. The papers are coated and the prints have a very rounded and photographic feel textures and art & craft feel.

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Do you live in London? You can collect your prints from our Shoreditch studio before 7 pm. After 3pm please call us, we will always make every effort to produce your order same day.

Giclée printing

Archival life

80 years

Giclée printers use a higher quality of fade-resistant, archival, pigment-based inks, applied to high quality archival substrates.

11 inks

CcMmYK color model

8 channel print head based on the CcMmYK color model in combination with theprintspace’s in-house colour profiles.

2880 x 1440 DPI

Higher dot per square inch

A Giclée print is a high quality archival inkjet print. The word Giclée (pronounced ‘Jee-Klay’ with a soft J), comes from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray".

We use Chromira ProLab and RA4 machines, allowing ultra-fine imaging resolution and optimal colour reproduction across the spectrum.

We use the latest use best-in-class Epson UltraChrome K3 printers, capable of producing print resolutions up to 1440 by 2880 DPI.

Here at theprintspace we have hand-picked 7 of the best-in-class archival art papers from the world’s top producers, including Hahnemühle, Harman and Canson. Each paper has different textures and colour tones, so making the right choice for your images is very important. To help you select the perfect paper for your image, this article looks at the unique features of each of our 7 professional Giclée papers. NEED HELP?

Giclée Technical Information

Print sizes (max)
59" by 157" (150cm x 400cm)
File resolution
300 DPI
Printer resolution
1440 x 2880 DPI
Technology
Epson UltraChrome HDX Wide Gamut Inks
Archival life
80 years daylight, 200 years dark

Giclée printing

Archival life

40 years

The 4 best-in-class professional archival photographic papers to ensure the maximum achievable archival lifespan for your print

Continous tone

CcMmYK color model

Our print profiles are created in-house, allowing you to soft proof your images in Photoshop before you print

425 PPI (relative 1500 DPI)

So, what are C-type prints? It’s basically the darkroom in the Digital Age – true photographic prints made using chromogenic materials and processes but with the light source coming from a digital file, rather than directly from a negative. Light sensitive silver halide paper is exposed using an LED or laser light source and put through a conventional chemical developing process.

Here at theprintspace we have a choice of 4 different C-type printing papers: 3 Fuji Crystal Archive papers, Matt, Gloss, Flex and Kodak Endura Metallic. Each paper has its own unique characteristics which how your image will look in print, so it’s very important to make the right choice for your particular image.

C-Type Technical Information

Print sizes (max)
50" by 157" (127cm x 400cm)
File resolution
300 DPI
Printer resolution
425 PPI (relative 1500 DPI)
Technology
Continuous tone - photographic process
Archival life
40 years daylight, 80 years dark

Sample Pack

We only print on the finest papers, with top brand names such as Hanhemülle, Kodak & Fuji Film Professional. A sample pack is the best way to see how they look and feel. Only £5 plus VAT!

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