At Fine Framers, we use a state of the art Epson Sure Color P9000 Giclee printer which is capable of producing print resolutions up to 1440 x 2880 dpi. and supports variable sized droplet technology as small as 3.5 picoliter. This is a lot higher dots per square inch resolution than normal Home Inkjet Printers, allowing a higher quality, less pixelated , finer image to be produced.
Similar to a home Inkjet printer, professional Giclee printers use the CMYK (Cyan, Magenta,Yellow, Black ) color processes, except that they feature more Ink cartridges. Our Printer uses a 10 channel printhead based on the CMYK color model but adding Light Magenta, Light Cyan, Green and Orange, as well as 3 levels of Black. This allows us to produce prints of unrivalled color accuracy with superior black and whites, exceptional color gamut and sublimely smooth gradient transitions.
A Giclee print is a premium quality inkjet print. The word "Giclee" derives from the French word gicler, meaning " to squirt , spurt, or spray". The Colors on Giclee inkjet prints are produced by applying pure pigment inks directly to the paper. This achieves a very wide range of colors (known as Gamut) , especially the purer colors at the extreme end of the spectrum. This is particularly very effective on producing images with bright punch colors , making these colors really stand out. This professional Giclee printer uses 3 different tones of Grey and Black Ink so these inks can me supplied in pure form ( not creating blacks from combination of multiple colors ) so that exceptionally clean , color cast free Black and White prints are produced.
Smithsonian Photo Competition
The Smithsonian Institute use this same Epson Sure Color P9000 printer to print out all finalist's entries in their prestigious Annual Photographic Competition. See this printer in action here in this You Tube video. At Fine Framers, we can produce the same results for you.
Today you can still find ‘rags’ from old clothing in recycled papers, however, for digital fine art printing only the highest quality cotton linters are sourced. Linters are short fibres found in cotton seeds which contain cellulose (found in wood pulp). This gives stability to the final sheet of paper and due to the cotton source, it produces a much softer feel on the surface when compared to 100% alpha cellulose papers. It also has better strength and durability than wood pulp papers. Cotton also has great archival qualities, and it is said that each percentage point of cotton contained in a paper represents one year of resisting deterioration over time. For example a 25% cotton paper will last for 25 years without showing signs of deterioration.
Here at Fine Framers, we have selected a range of 6 archival papers, by Innova. Each paper has different texture and color tones so you can select the perfect paper for your image. Innova fine art papers are all pH neutral, acid and lignin free, archival quality. They are made from the highest quality raw materials.
Innova papers have been tested for UV resistance and longevity on the blue wool scale, as specified by the UK Fine Art Trade Guild., and a selection of the FibaPrint® Range has been tested at FOGRA in Europe.
The Innova Art range of papers is wholly committed to preserving the environment for future generations. As such Innova Art ensure that all of the materials for the base of the papers are ethically sourced, maintaining the future of the world’s natural resources. The wood pulp used is chlorine free and originates from carefully managed, renewable forests. Many of their partners are fully FSC Chain Of Custody certified. This certification allows tracking of the wood pulp used in the papers back to the original forest it was sourced from, ensuring continued support for healthy, renewable, responsibly managed forests.
Our Six Specialist Innova Art Papers
Below is the Pricing for a selection of print sizes. The same pricing applies to all 6 paper types. Prices include VAT.
1. Exhibition Photo Baryta
Exhibition Photo Baryta 310gsm is a pure white 100% Barium Sulphate surface coated Fourdrinier photographic base paper combined with Crystal Layer inkjet coating technology ensures you can now reproduce your photographic artwork on exactly the same paper used in traditional Silver Halide printing.
Baryta Smoth Gloss, Alpha Cellulose, Natural White, Archival Acid - Lignum Free.
2. Exhibition Cotton Gloss
Exhibition Cotton Gloss 335gsm has been developed to meet the aesthetics of the original alternative process Palladium/Platinum techniques. A unique natural white cotton paper with a smooth gloss cotton grained surface.
Smooth Gloss , 100% Cotton, Natural White, Archival Acid-Lignum Free,
3. Fabriano Artistico
Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Rag 310gsm features a mould made base created using techniques dating back to the late 13th Century. Fabriano Artistico is arguably the world’s number one mould made watercolour paper and this inkjet coated version means your print editions can match the paper used to produce your original artwork. This traditional and unique paper provides unsurpassed white tones and enables you to print digitally on the paper used by the masters over the centuries.
Mould Made , 100% Cotton Rag, Natural White, Archival Acid -Lignum Free.
4. Textured Bright White Cotton
Rough textured with a ‘cold press’ watercolour feel the cotton and alpha cellulose mixed base of this inkjet fine art paper oozes quality. With an exceptional d-max and excellent colour gamut, you can rest assured that the matte surface of this paper is capable of reproducing even the subtlest tonal transitions in your work. Compatible with both pigment and dye based inkjet printers, the bright white tone creates a high white point to contrast with the deepest blacks.
Acid Free Museum quality paper, Cold Press Rough , Textured Bright White, Cotton 300gsm
5. Smooth Bright White Cotton
Soft, luxurious texture with a world class inkjet fine art coating.
This paper is one of the most popular Innova archival digital fine art papers. A smooth, texture free matte finish lets your images speak for itself without imparting unwanted character to your final prints. A high white shade assures saturated colours pop when printed and a precision coating, compatible with both pigment and dye based inkjet printers, makes it ideal for many professional print workflows.
Acid Free, Smooth Cotton, High White, 100% Cotton, 300gsm
6. Photo Cotton Rag
Photo Cotton Rag 315gsm has an ultra-smooth cotton surface which is the smoothest of all our cotton papers. The richness of the natural shade of the cotton fibre creates a unique substrate when seeking a natural white warmth to your fine art prints.
Ultra Smooth Surface, 100% Cotton Rag, Natural White, Archival Acid-Lignum Free.
We can accept your files , ideally in a resolution of 360dpi, normally as Jpegs. The best way to send files to us is by using "We Transfer" , using our email firstname.lastname@example.org If you have not yet digitized your artwork, we can scan flat artwork (up to A3 size ) for a charge of € 10 / item. For larger pieces, we will photograph the work @ € 25/ item. We will then also supply you with a Jpeg of each piece digitized. Pls see above chart for additional printing pricing of digitized images.
We can supply you with a printed swatch of all 6 papers, so you can evaluate which suits your application best.
Top class service. I have used fine framers to custom frame my diamond painting art and I’m blown away by the way it has turned out. Fantastic quality and service. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I look forward to using fine framers in future.
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The staff were very friendly and helpful. It didn't take as long as I expected, given all the Covid regs and it was just before Christmas, and the frame was perfect.
They did a fantastic job of framing medals for my Dad, he was delighted with them, would recommend them to anyone.
Excellent service, even with the restrictions of COVID-19. Very safe process and an excellent job done
Meet The Team
Name : Tom (GCF)
Position : Manager
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Name : Yvonne (GCF)
Position : Head Picture Framer
Yvonne keeps everything moving and ensures that jobs get completed on time. Yvonne specialises in framing all types of needle work and fabric... Read More
Name : Fintan
Position : Woodwork Specialist
Fintan works in our on-site workshop, where we make all our own picture frames. Fintan has enjoyed working with wood, making craft-pieces and......... Read More
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Position : Sales Executive
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