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GICLÉE PRINTS - SPECIAL RATES FOR ARTISTS // GET IN TOUCH 

GICLÉE PRINTS - SPECIAL RATES FOR ARTISTS // GET IN TOUCH 

What is a giclée print?

"Wernicke" - Artwork by Mariana Laginha
"Wernicke", Artwork by Mariana Laginha [marianalaginha.com] / Printed over Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350gsm

The word giclée (it reads "jeeclay") derives from the French verb "gicler" which means “to spray”. The word, actually, a neologism coined about 30 years ago, is used to describe a fine art digital printing process that combines mineral pigment-based inks with exceptional quality paper, i.e., high longevity or permanence.

All printing – especially giclée  printing – should be done in a controlled environment with professional color management workflow. This type of print (giclée) offers smoothness and richness of color and the assurance that the print represents the artist's original work as closely as possible. 

Imagem permanence is a legitimate concern for artists and collectors. Aging estimates – based on laboratory analysis – point to a fading and color change resistance of over 200 years under ideal conditions (dark storage at 22.7°C and 50% R.H.), and up to 86 years when exposed under glass.

Giclée printing giclée print is, in sum, a method for art reproduction available to artists whose mass production of their works is unfeasible. Giclée printing allows artists to use art reproduction with quality and permanence and also, very closely to the original artwork.

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OUR PAPERS // Hahnemühle Fine Art Line

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Hahnemühle, which has been sporting its proud rooster for over 400 years, is one of the benchmark brands for Giclée and Fine Art printing with a strong presence in the European market.

Quite naturally, the “paper” created 4 centuries ago is a far cry from the printing substrates used in modern printing. It was the ability to adapt to a new era and the transition to the digital domain – with more success than any other brand – that makes the German brand one of the market leaders in digital fine art across the planet and one that so many we often recommend to our customers.

Are you looking for a different Hahnemühle paper? Please get in touchWe have access to all papers from the Hahnemühle digital fine art line and, depending on our customers' needs, we can produce series in any paper of the German brand.

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PHOTO RAG 308

One of the most used giclée and fine art papers on the planet, and certainly one of the most versatile. A 100% cotton substrate with a smooth texture and matte finish, it gives excellent results in illustrations, art reproductions and photography.

 

You can include this paper on your sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH
  • WHITENESS: NATURAL WHITE (92,5 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 308gsm
  • SUBSTRACT: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • PHOTO RAG 308 COMPLETE INFO

BARYTA FB 350

A 100% α-celulose paper (FB stands for "fibre based)glossy white Heavy weight, ultra-smooth surface and high-gloss coating. Baryta FB corresponds to a traditional baryta paper. Quite sought after in B&W photography and digital art, especially by photographers who started with analogue and traditional studio printing. Contains barium sulfate.

 

You can include this paper on your sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: GLOSSY (CONTINS BARIUM SULFATE)
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH
  • WHITENESS: VERY WHITE (104 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 350gsm
  • SUBSTRACT: 100% ALPHA-CELLULOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • BARYTA FB 350 COMPLETE INFO

GERMAN ETCHING 310

100% α-cellulose paper with a matte textured finish, a velvety feel and natural white. It is one of the most popular fine art papers in the world for artwork and photography. The unique texture of the surface adds a very special touch to the images, lending them significant depth.

 

You can include this paper on your sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: TEXTURED
  • WHITENESS: NATURAL WHITE (91,5 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 310gsm
  • SUBSTRACT: 100% ALPHA-CELLULOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • GERMAN ETCHING 310 COMPLETE INFO
Hahnemühle Matt Fibre 200gsm sample

MATT FIBRE 200

Lightweight, 100% α-cellulose paper with a coating optimized for inkjet with application in illustration, photography, posters and photo books. Good tonal range. Extremely smooth texture and matte finish with natural white. It should not be considered a true giclée because it lacks true archival qualities, but still, it is an extraordinary versatile paper.

 

You can include this paper on your sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH
  • WHITENESS: WARM WHITE (90 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 200gsm
  • SUBSTRACT: 100% ALPHA-CELLULOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
  • MATT FIBRE 200 COMPLETE INFO

OUR PAPERS // CANSON INFINITY LINE

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Born Mongolfier – yes, the family of the first airship (which actually gives rise to the stylized hot air balloon that we can still see in the Canson logo) – moved to Mongolfier et Canson in 1801, to become Canson-Mongolfier.

Maker of some of the most famous fine art papers we can find on the market, it offers inkjet printing media with the same quality as traditional paper, but now adapted to modernity and the most demanding processes in terms of fidelity in color reproduction and permanence.

Are you looking for a different Canson paper? Please get in touchWe have access to all the Canson Infinity and, depending on our customers' needs, we can produce series in any paper of the French-born brand.

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Canson Arches Aquarelle Rag 310 by Pigmento Coolectivo

ARCHES AQUARELLE RAG 310

ARCHES® Aquarelle is recognized by artists as one of the most prestigious watercolor papers. Made from 100% cotton, has a unique structure, surface texture and vivid white tone that the most demanding artists expect from a traditional Fine Art support (now available in giclée). It meets the highest archival standards and is extremely weather resistant. The pure white base does not contain any optical whitening agents (OBAs).

 

You can include this paper on your sample pack

 

Canson Baryta Prestige 340 by Pigmento Coolectivo

BARYTA PRESTIGE 340

Composed of alpha-cellulose and cotton paper base, it's white, with a true barium sulphate coating. It offers an aesthetic look and feel similar to traditional photographic papers. Exceptional black optical density (D-max) and high image sharpness. Wide gamut that improves color reproduction and increases visual impact. It is considered an innovative product for the most demanding photographers and printers, in both black and white and color prints. (more info over at Canson)

 

  • FINISH: BRIGHT
  • TEXTURE: EXTRA-SMOOTH
  • WHITENESS: VERY WHITE (112 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 340gsm
  • SUBSTRACT: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: RESTOCKING
Canson Velin Museum Rag 315 by Pigmento Coolectivo

VELIN MUSEUM RAG 315

It was chosen centuries ago by world-renowned artists to produce lithographs, linocuts, etchings and phototypes. It is now available for the digital art and photography markets.

This paper is naturally time-resistant and has a unique structure and surface, smooth and fine grained, and offers a pure white tone without OBAs. It is ideal for photography, illustration and art reproductions and guarantees the most demanding standards in fine art. (more info over at Canson)

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: VELVET TEXTURE
  • WHITENESS: NATURAL WHITE (83,35 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 315gsm
  • SUBSTRACT: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: RESTOCKING
Canson Rag Photographique 310 by Pigmento Coolectivo

RAG PHOTOGRAPHIQUE 310

White paper for photography and Fine Art, 100% cotton substrate and with the so-called “museum quality”. The exceptional white and incredibly smooth tone is achieved during its production, through the use of natural minerals in the process. It offers one of the highest Dmax achievable today. Very suitable paper for reproduction of works, illustration and, of course, photography.

 

You can include this paper on your sample pack.

 

OUR PAPERS // PIGMENTO LINE

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PC WHITE 270

Papel 100% α-celulose, com textura suave mas notória, acabamento mate e extraordinária capacidade de definir linhas. Um papel de elevada qualidade apesar da ausência de rótulos de maior renome. Gramagem considerável e muito aconselhável para ilustrações e fotografia (cores ou P&B). Obedece aos melhores padrões de qualidade e está incluído na oferta para giclée e fine art. Está incluído no nosso sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH BUT PRESENT
  • WHITENESS: BRIGHT WHITE (102 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 270gsm
  • SUBSTRACT: 100% ALPHA-CELLULOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE

PC VELVET 270

25% cotton and 75% α-cellulose, with a noticeable texture but not as strong as an Etching. Matt finish. A high quality paper despite the absence of more renowned labels. Considerable weight and very advisable for illustrations and photography (color or B&W). It complies with the best quality standards and is included in the offer for giclée and fine art. It is included in our sample pack.

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: PRESENT
  • WHITENESS: WHITE (93 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 270gsm
  • SUBSTRACT: 25% COTTON + 75% ALPHA-CELLULOSE
  • STOCK: AVAILABLE
"Paço de Arcos" by Camila Nogueira

PC COTTON 270

Papel 100% algodão, com textura suave mas notória, acabamento mate. Um papel de elevada qualidade apesar da ausência de rótulos de maior renome. Gramagem considerável e muito aconselhável para ilustrações e fotografia (cores ou P&B). Obedece aos melhores padrões de qualidade e está incluído na oferta para giclée e fine art. 

 

  • FINISH: MATTE
  • TEXTURE: SMOOTH
  • WHITENESS: WHITE (91,5 CIE)
  • WEIGHT: 270gsm
  • SUBSTRACT: 100% COTTON
  • STOCK: LOW STOCK / MORE ARRIVING

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