See the difference with professional art printing
A professional art print is made using the very best high definition equipment and finest materials, all overseen by master printers. When you order a professional print, you can instantly see the difference.
Type of printing paper
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.
Type of printing paper
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.
CMYK colour model
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 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
CMYK color model
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.
We use Chroma ProLab and RA4 machines, allowing ultra-fine imaging and optimal colour reproduction across the spectrum.
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
Our customers printing choices
I took the production of my digital prints to Printspace a few years ago after looking around as I was impressed by their speedy production, super high quality prints and friendly service. I print all of my digital editions on Canson Aquarelle Rag because it has a beautiful texture and a lovely weighty feel, and the black and colour inks come out intense, vibrant and clear to an extremely fine degree.
Theprintspace got recommended to me by an illustrator friend and I stayed loyal ever since. The service and turnaround is impeccable and swift, and I just love the overall buzz and the atmosphere. The paper of my choice is Giclée Hahnemühle Photo Rag - somehow the neutral personality of its surface works well with my work and the achieved colour result is fantastic. So yes, I am a big fan.
I find theprintspace good, very good. It makes my life extremely easy. The simplicity of its service, with its easy online ordering system, thehub. You only need to upload your files once and then you can reorder your prints anytime and have them ready the following day. This means that selling limited editions prints is done quickly, effortlessly and with great quality. Coming from Australia to a big city like London theprintspace makes my life less complicated and I am able to focus more on the other stuff. One of the benefits of tps is using their paper profiles available online, this way I know the print is going to exactly match the image on my screen. The prints are always spot on.
If you're a serious photographer, having your work printed is crucial to the photographic process. Looking at an image on a computer screen just doesn’t come close to the look, feel and even the smell of a printed image. Thankfully, I discovered theprintspace who now take care of all my photographic printing needs. Theprintspace staff are friendly, knowledgeable, efficient but most importantly they are photographers who care about other photographers and that is why I keep coming back. For me it’s no-brainer, I value my work and I wouldn’t trust it in the hands of anyone else!
11 A4 Prints
We only print on the finest papers, with top brands names such as Hahnemühle, Kodak & Fuji Film Professional. A sample pack is the best way to see how they look and feel. Only £5 plus VAT!
Order now and get prints dispatched in 48 hours, or collect same day in our London Print Studio if you order before 3 pm.