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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.

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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.

Giclée printing

Archival life

80 years

11 inks

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

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

C-type printing

Archival life

40 years

Continous tone

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

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

Our customers printing choices

Sample pack

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!

ONLY
£5
+VAT

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