The word giclée was adopted by printmaker Jack Duganne. He wanted a name for the new type of prints he was producing on a large-format, high-resolution industrial prepress proofing inkjet printer that he had adapted for fine-art printing. In fact he was looking for a word that would not have the negative connotations of "inkjet" or "computer generated". It is based on the French word gicleur, which means "nozzle”. It is often used by artists, galleries, and print shops to suggest high quality printing but since it is an unregulated word it has no associated warranty of quality.
Fine art prints use fiber based papers printed by ink jet plotters. Photolab applies this method since 2006. Now days we use an 11-ink Epson 9900 and the brand new 9-ink Epson P20000, which offers you breathtaking fine art prints in sizes up to 162cm width. With a variety of smooth, medium or heavy textured fine art papers, giclee can be your best option for fiber based prints.
The TECCO Certification of Excellence is a quality control process that encourages printing operators to strive for excellence by using state of the art color management tools and high quality TECCO PHOTO media.
The certification guarantees that the TECCO Certified Printing Center (T.C.P.C.) provides excellent print quality that differentiates themselves from the competition. It helps print-buyers to find a print service provider that they can trust in terms of quality and consistency of their prints.
Photolab Athens is the only T.C.P.C. in Greece and one of a few worldwide, scored excellent results at TECCO’s print tests!
Fibre Matte Natural white, smooth textured paper at 200gr by Hahnemuhle on a very special offer (find more here). Available on 43-61-111cm roll width.
Premium Start Tecco natural white, non textured paper at 160gr. The entry level giclee paper. Available on 43-61-111cm roll width.
Polyester Glossy Warm white, non textured polyester glossy paper by Kodak. Mostly used for roll up stands but also as individual giclee prints requiring high saturation colours. Available only on 91cm roll width.
Top Deco Medium textured paper at 220gr by Sihl. Our best selling paper! Available on 45-65-111cm roll width.
Pastel (warm / cold) Tecco warm tone or cold white, smooth textured paper at 240gr. Available on 43-61-111-152cm roll width.
Textured Rag Tecco fine art, heavy textured rag paper at 300gr. Available on 61-111cm roll width.
Smooth Artist Tecco fine art, medium textured paper at 200gr. Available only on 152cm roll width.
Baryt Tecco fibre-based paper with smooth silky surface at 270gr. Available only on 111cm roll width.
Photo Lustre Tecco lustre paper at 250gr. Similar to light sensitive C-Print matte paper, we recommend it for large formats, black & white prints or files with high saturated colours. Available on 61-111-152cm roll width.
Photo Paper Glossy Tecco glossy paper at 250gr. Similar to light sensitive C-Print glossy paper, we recommend it for large formats, black & white prints or files with high saturated colours. Available only on 152cm roll width.
Titanium Lustre Fine art, photo lustre paper with iredecensce effect at 280gr by Permajet. Available only on 61cm roll width.
Photo Rag Fine art, smooth textured, warm tone paper at 330gr by Hahnemuhle. Recommended only if mounted. Available only on 111cm roll width.
Fine Art Canvas Matte Tecco fine art, cotton canvas bright white at 360gr. Available on 43-61-111-152cm roll width.