All of my images are available to purchase as Giclée Fine Art prints.
And what is a Giclée fine art print exactly?
A Giclée is a high-quality archival inkjet print. Deriving from the French ‘to spray’, the Giclée print process involves spraying specialist archival pigment inks directly onto fine art acid-free papers; creating exhibition quality prints with excellent longevity, colour depth and resolution.
I print the images myself on an Epson printer which uses archival Epson Ultrachrome HD pigment ink. Depending on what the specific image requires, I will use Fotospeed Smooth Cotton 300gsm Matt, Fotospeed Premium Lustre 270gsm or Fotospeed Premium Gloss Art Fibre 300gsm which are all 100% acid-free fine art archival papers. Fotospeed state on their website that ‘when used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years..’
Sizes and Prices
All prints come supplied ready to frame with acid-free archival mount board. Hence, these are external sizes and the actual image sizes will be smaller – I have provided a very rough image size as a guide.
A2 – 59.4 cm x 42 cm (image size 45cm x 30cm approx) £75
A3 – 50 cm x 40 cm (image size 39 cm x 26cm approx) £60
A4 – 40 cm x 30 cm (image size 32cm x 21cm approx) £45
A5 – 24 cm x 18 cm (image size 18cm x 12cm approx) £24
Panoramic 60cm x 20cm £55
Different sizes are available on request. Please use contact page
The exact size of the printed image will differ slightly depending on the aspect ratio of the photo. I like to leave a small border around the image for my signature. All prints come with a ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ which has all the relevant details about the paper and ink used plus a description and some background information about the image.
My Print Process
If only it was a case of simply clicking ‘Print’! One of the reasons I print at home is so that I can be confident of the quality and colour accuracy of the final product. Using a colour calibrated monitor along with individual print profiles for each paper I use definitely helps with getting consistent results. Despite this, performing a number of test prints to check everything is running correctly is usually required before I bring out the (expensive) fine art paper! After leaving the paper to dry for 24 hours, I’ll inspect it under white light and reprint if necessary. Only then if I’m happy will I sign the bottom right-hand corner before packaging and shipping.
How to Order?
E-commerce is enabled on my website so either add the image to the shopping cart and proceed to the checkout to pay via Paypal or you can contact me with your requirements and we can go through the order that way. If you have seen an image on my social media but it is not yet on my website then please get in touch.
Postage and Packaging
All prints will be safely packaged in a sturdy print box and sent via Royal Mail 1st class recorded delivery or an alternative courier. Postage prices are included.
Alternatively, I can drop it by if you live within a short distance of Canterbury.