Frequently Asked Questions
What is a giclée print?Show
What is a giclée print?
Giclée' is a French word meaning 'a spray or a squirt of liquid'. The term 'giclée print' is used to describe the giclée printing process. Images generated from high resolution digital scans are printed with archival quality inks onto various fine art media including canvas, fine art watercolur, and photo-base paper. The giclée printing process provides far superior colour accuracy than any other type of reproduction.
How many prints do I have to order?Show
How many prints do I have to order?
The benefits of having your art scanned means we can store your files and print on demand the quantity that you require from 1 to 100 or many more, it's entirely up to you, although remember prices do reduce the more you order.
How long will my prints last?Show
How long will my prints last?
Under normal lighting conditions, our archival inks printed on either Epson printers last at least 75 years or more. We recommend visiting Wilhelm-Research for more information regarding longevity of inks.
Can you print from my scan?Show
Can you print from my scan?
We can print from any file, but cannot guarantee to match your original without any colour references. If you have a print you're happy with we would endeavor to match that print as closely as possible.
Will the colours on my screen match the prints you supply?Show
Will the colours on my screen match the prints you supply?
Unfortunately not. The way a picture appears on your screen depends on many things including your screen settings, colour, contrast, brightness and colour profile. The same picture will appear differently on different screens. The same image printed on different media by different printers will also print differently. For this reason the best way to achieve a perfect colour match is for us to both scan and proof your artwork.
What's the difference between giclée and litho prints?Show
What's the difference between giclée and litho prints?
The most important difference is the archival ability of the inks used. Giclée printing uses pigment inks which can last up to 200 years when stored correctly. This archival quality is NOT achieved with litho prints using dye-based inks which will fade and lose their colour within a very short time and will not offer such a wide colour gamut.
How long does it take?Show
How long does it take?
When we receive your art we aim to return a proof for your inspection within 5 working days. Once the proof has been signed off we then aim to supply your prints within 2-3 days although where stretching and embellishing is required more time is required.
What size art can you scan?Show
What size art can you scan?
Artwork up to as large as 6' x 4' foot can be scanned. For pictures any larger please call: (01443) 842 308
How will I get my artwork to you?Show
How will I get my artwork to you?
We can arrange third party collection with our courier Interlink.
Is canvas going to be more expensive?Show
Is canvas going to be more expensive?
No, we don't charge extra for canvas.
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