Printing info

Giclée prints

Giclée, the French word for ‘spray’, refers to the ink jet printing process used to produce these fine art photography prints.
Our studio (theprintspace) in London offers high quality state of art Giclée prints by using the latest professional art inkjet machines.
  • Technology:    Epson UltraChrome HDX Wide Gamut Inks
  • Archival life:   80 years daylight, 200 years dark
  • Papers

  • For our photography prints we use the following fine art papers. For each photo we have hand picked a specific suitable paper type in order to work together for a fine result. Contact us If you want a photo printed in a different paper type.

  • Canson Baryta
  • A pure white Baryta base paper with excellent black density, contrast and reproduction of detail. Great for high contrast images, as well as fluorescent and vivid colours. The Baryta base creates whiter whites and deeper blacks whilst the silky smooth reflective coating enhances the detail and definition of the images. We recommend care when handling the print as is a sensitive paper and we advise that you add a border to the image if you would like to have it mounted.
  • Durability:   Delicate surface
  • Finish:         Light Gloss 320 gsm
  • Texture:      Extra Smooth    

  • Hahnemühle Bamboo
  • Bamboo is the world's first digital fine art inkjet paper made from bamboo fibres. Bamboo represents naturalness and resource-saving paper production. Particularly suitable for warm-toned colour and monochrome prints. Hahnemühle Bamboo is made from 90% Bamboo fibres and 10% cotton combining photography with environmental friendliness. This natural warm-toned, smooth surfaced and optical brightening agent free genuine art paper offers maximum ageing resistance. It guarantees an extremely large colour gamut and high colour density.
  • Durability:   Delicate surface
  • Finish:         Matt 290 gsm
  • Texture:      Smooth    
  • Hahnemühle Pearl
  • Hahnemüle Pearl has a smooth orange peel texture and a bright neutral white base, it creates really natural black and white images and offers vibrant colour reproduction and great detail too. The paper is resin coated with a fibrous feel. The satin finish of the resin coating gives depth to the image which combined with the texture and vibrant colour reproduction give the image the feel of an oil painting. This is one of the most suitable of the Giclée Art Paper range for mounting.
  • Durability:   High
  • Finish:         Pearl/satin 285 gsm
  • Texture:      Fine orange peel texture  
  • Hahnemühle Photorag
  • The super matt finish of Hahnemüle Photorag makes this paper one of our most popular papers amongst artists, illustrators & photographers alike. The paper gives muted blacks with even colour reproduction, and excellent detail. The surface has minimal texture with a chalky smooth cotton feel which creates smooth colour gradients. It has a delicate surface, so we recommend extra care when handling. Photorag is suitable for mounting but its cotton texture means edges can fray if not carefully handled.
  • Durability:   Delicate surface
  • Finish:         Matt 308 gsm
  • Texture:      Smooth
  • Hahnemühle German Etching
  • This heavyweight paper has a slightly warm base tone and a strong mottled texture. It creates a print with strong colours and deep blacks that feel rich and high in contrast. This is due to the texture of the paper enabling it to hold more ink and capture the light. The German Etching is one of our heavier weight Giclée art printing papers. With its weight and strong texture this paper gives an artwork a handmade crafted feel. Hahnemüle German Etching is a robust Giclée paper, meaning it doesn’t tend to fray as much at the edges.
  • Durability:   Delicate surface
  • Finish:         Matt 310 gsm
  • Texture:      High texture, spaced (sketching paper)
  • Canson Aquarelle Rag
  • Canson Aquarelle Rag is another highly textured Giclée art paper in our range, offering strong reproduction of blacks and good colour intensity with a texture that holds the ink and catches the light. This Giclée paper has a white uncoated paper base, which together with the texture gives the artwork a lovely fine art reproduction feel. The texture is even more pronounced than Hahnemühle German Etching so if you are really looking for the craft feel, this is a great option. Like the German Etching, the Canson Aquarelle Rag is a robust paper that handles mounting well.
  • Durability:   Medium
  • Finish:         Matt 310 gsm
  • Texture:      High texture, tight (watercolour paper)