Fine Art Giclee Inkjet Printing Services

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Print Art offers a variety of fine art and photographic quality inkjet giclée paper that we have in stock, however should you require a different quality paper, that can be sourced with little difficulty, we are happy to oblige. Please discuss your choice with us so that we can give you the best we have on offer for the job that needs doing. Pre-production is important, so we offer a tried and tested soft proofing process that has produced stunning results using the Epson and Canon inkjet printers. That’s not all, we print on the Epson Stylus Pro which uses Epson’s awesome Ultra Chrome HDR (High Dynamic Range) inks producing a colour gamut that will handle even the most challenging of images. And we have recently added the awesome Canon imagePrograf ipf8400 44″ inkjet printer to our range.

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Fine Art Printing with Epson HDR Inks

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Our Fine Art print studio makes use of Epson wide format printers, both designed for the high-end digital photographic and print reproduction market. These printers are capable of producing detail rich prints on some of the finest ink jet papers available. Here at Print Art, we have streamlined our production of Giclée inkjet fine art prints on our Epson Stylus Pro 7900 24” printer as it’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) Ultra Chrome inks are capable of faithfully re-producing a wide colour gamut. So, what does that exactly mean. To put it in simple terms, the Epson uses a combination of 10 different ink colours to reproduce millions of colours, some of which were almost impossible to achieve by older 4 colour CMYK printers. That means, that we can print almost as many colours as your top end digital cameras are able to capture. Now, it’s almost a case of what you see is what you get… and in some cases, you may get a lot more than you thought.

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For the more technically orientated consumer, the Epson Ultra Chrome HDR inks are water based so they dry quicker, reducing the risk of damage to the print while producing a wide colour gamut and Dmax. The printed colours are so stable in just 30 minutes, that they can remain light fast for up to 300 years. And if you know anything about traditional printing, the HDR inks provide a 98% coverage of all the Pantone pallet.

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Fine Art Giclée Printing with the Canon ipf8400 44″ and Lucia EX Inks

The imagePROGRAF iPF8400 44″ Large Format Printer from Canon is built for high-end imaging and performance. The wide color spectrum is produced by the 12-Color LUCIA EX pigment ink set, which also provides scratch resistance and smooth gradations. These printers are perfect for large format Giclée inkjet and Fine Art Prints. In the highest print mode, the ink application is optimized to maintain the best print quality with fewer print head passes, making this print mode twice as fast as previous models.

Canon LUCIA EX Ink Set

Canon’s LUCIA EX Ink set is designed for dramatic photographic expression and detailed colour reproduction for exacting proofing applications. This 12-Colour ink set offers a brilliant range of vibrant colours, smooth gradations and transitions, with incredibly fine details. This specially formulated ink also offers better scratch resistance, superb black reproduction and exceptional colour stability compared to its predecessor. Combined with the printer’s technologies, the LUCIA EX inks have the ability to satisfy the demanding needs of the Photographic, Fine Art, Proofing, and Graphics professionals. The LUCIA EX Ink system excels in reproducing colours in the blue, red, purple, yellow and green spectral ranges, providing an exceptionally large colour gamut. Vibrant, rich colours with unsurpassed detail and crisp, clean monotone images make this ink set essential for incredible photo quality output

Fine Art Printing with Breathing Color

breathing colorWhilst being faced with a number of challenges regarding paper stock and the ever increasing choices of fine art ink jet papers available, from some of the best paper makers in the world, Print Art have decided to opt for a manufacturer who consistently produces great fine art ink jet papers and covers most of the range we would like to offer to you, our clients. We have opted for Breathing Color.

We have the following substrates in stock, however we are not limited to our stock on hand, if you are wanting a different paper, which is not difficult to source locally, please chat with us.

Fine Art Giclée Inkjet papers

Breathing Color Optica One

Optica One is a 300gsm bright white, matte fine art paper with a luxuriously smooth surface ideal for high resolution photographic imagery. It is able to produce extremely crisp and accurate detail as a result of its leadership in tonal range value, line quality, line contrast, and raggedness. This fine paper is rated Blue Wool 6 so expect your prints to be around for at least 100 years.

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Breathing Color Elegance Velvet

This 310g, Bright White, water-resistant velvet fine art paper is made from 100% cotton fiber and is acid and lignin free. Elegance Velvet is a proprietary mouldmade fine art paper that is strong and dimensionally stable. It has a high white point, remarkable ink load capacity, and best-in-class image quality that far exceeds the limitations of virtually every paper of its kind. Elegance Velvet is ideally suited for luxurious fine art and photographic reproduction, portraits, greeting cards, post cards, and presentational art graphics for printed displays.

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Breathing Color Pura Smooth

Pura Smooth is a 300gsm bright white, matte fine art paper with a luxuriously smooth surface ideal for high resolution photographic imagery. It is able to produce extremely crisp and accurate detail as a result of its leadership (when measured against other fine art papers on the market today) in tonal range value, line quality, line contrast, and raggedness. Pura Smooth is Breathing Color’s latest innovation tailor-made for the demanding and discerning photographer who values superior performance in print quality.

Breathing Color 600MT

This 300g, bright white, cotton rag-based water-resistant textured matte paper is acid free and lignin free. It is a 50% cotton blend and was specifically developed to be a lower cost alternative to 100% cotton rag fine art papers. It delivers remarkable print quality characteristic of all Breathing Color products.  600MT has a luxurious cold-pressed textured surface designed to maximize resistance to scuffing and flaking.

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Breathing Color 28MT

This 210g, bright white, water-resistant textured matte paper is made from the highest quality acid free and lignin free alpha cellulose. It was specifically developed as a high quality, low cost alternative to 100% cotton rag fine art papers on the market today. It has a luxurious textured surface designed to maximize resistance to scuffing and flaking.

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Photographic papers

Breathing Color Vibrance Luster

Vibrance Luster is a heavyweight photo paper, developed for the discerning photographer who demands maximum color gamut, dmax, and image resolution.  Using a cockle-free RC base that gives the product a true photographic feel, Vibrance Luster allows for maximum ink coverage and produces stunningly vivid images.  It has an instant-dry surface which allows for easy handling during production and finishing.

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Breathing Color Vibrance Photo Matte

Vibrance Photo Matte was designed to deliver stunning, photographic print quality into the lower cost smooth matte paper segment. It has a bright white surface and is ideal for photographers who require a no gloss, luxurious flat matte surface to bring out the beauty in their images.

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Breathing Color Vibrance Baryta

Vibrance Baryta is a stunning combination of 100% cellulose fiber base, and a premium inkjet-receptive coating containing barium sulphate that gives the glossy surface you expect from a baryta paper. Vibrance Baryta is bright white and optical brightener free, exhibiting the outstanding quality and longevity that is characteristic of all Breathing Color products.  This luxurious photography paper has a fine surface texture and a baryta gloss finish.  It is both acid and lignin free.  Vibrance Baryta is ideal for the most demanding photographers, and lends itself particularly well to black and white images.

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Breathing Color Vibrance Gloss

Vibrance Gloss is a heavyweight glossy photo paper, developed for the discerning photographer who demands maximum color gamut, dmax, and image resolution.  Using a cockle-free RC base that gives the product a true photographic feel, Vibrance Gloss allows for maximum ink coverage and produces stunningly vivid images.  It has an instant-dry surface which allows for easy handling during production and finishing.

Breathing Color Vibrance Metallic

You can say goodbye to the darkroom and say hello to Vibrance Metallic. This unique and exceptional photo paper is the only metallic paper on the market today that can be compared to the Kodak® metallic process. And, you’ll know it’s a true metallic the second you see it.

Why should you consider using Vibrance Metallic? When compared to a standard photo gloss or luster paper, metallic prints are far more appealing to customers buying art. They look dramatically better, which means you’ll have a better chance of selling more prints. They also have a higher perceived value.

 

Other papers on request

We are willing to carry other paper stock for those customers that produce a high volume of prints. Please chat to us about your needs.

Our fine art Giclée inkjet prints can be coated with Breathing Color’s Timeless matte varnish that protects the image and allows you to frame the print without glass saving you money and making prints lighter to hang. This does affect some of the detail so is not recommended for fine detail works.

Price List

The sizes and prices listed here are a guide. We do print any size up to 1188mm wide so please ask if you don’t see the size you’re wanting.

 

Breathing Color Optica One
A4
(210×297)
A3
(297×420)
A2
(420×594)
A1
(594×840)
A0
(840×1188)
$ 12.00 $ 24.00 $ 47.00 $ 93.00 $ 186.00
Breathing Color Elegance Velvet
A4
(210×297)
A3
(297×420)
A2
(420×594)
A1
(594×840)
A0
(840×1188)
$ 12.00 $ 24.00 $ 47.00 $ 93.00 $ 186.00
Breathing Color Pura Smooth
A4
(210×297)
A3
(297×420)
A2
(420×594)
A1
(594×840)
A0
(840×1188)
$ 12.00 $ 24.00 $ 47.00 $ 93.00 $ 186.00
Breathing Color 600MT
A4
(210×297)
A3
(297×420)
A2
(420×594)
A1
(594×840)
A0
(840×1188)
$ 7.00 $ 14.00 $ 28.00 $ 56.00 $ 112.00
Breathing Color 28MT
A4
(210×297)
A3
(297×420)
A2
(420×594)
A1
(594×840)
A0
(840×1188)
$ 6.00 $ 12.00 $ 24.00 $ 48.00 $ 96.00
Breathing Color Vibrance Luster
A4
(210×297)
A3
(297×420)
A2
(420×594)
A1
(594×840)
 A0
(840×1188)
$ 7.00 $ 14.00 $ 28.00 $ 56.00 $ 112.00
Breathing Color Vibrance Photo Matte
A4
(210×297)
A3
(297×420)
A2
(420×594)
A1
(594×840)
 A0
(840×1188)
$ 7.00 $ 14.00 $ 28.00 $ 56.00  $ 112.00
Breathing Color Vibrance Baryta
A4
(210×297)
A3
(297×420)
A2
(420×594)
A1
(594×840)
$ 12.00 $ 24.00 $ 47.00 $ 93.00
Breathing Color Vibrance Gloss
A4
(210×297)
A3
(297×420)
A2
(420×594)
A1
(594×840)
 A0
(840×1188)
$ 7.00 $ 14.00 $ 28.00 $ 56.00  $ 112.00
Breathing Color Vibrance Metallic
A4
(210×297)
A3
(297×420)
A2
(420×594)
A1
(594×840)
 
$ 12.00 $ 24.00 $ 47.00 $ 93.00
 These sizes are a general guideline. Please contact us for other sizes:… click here

All prices are in New Zealand Dollars and exclude GST and shipping/courier costs.

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