Discover our top quality giclee prints, on fine art rag and photo media. Two of the best printers and certified quality.
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.
Pigment fine art prints have a lifespan of up to 50 years or even more, depending on the specifications of each paper (OBA percentage, acid free, etc.) and as defined by the certifications provided by the manufacturing companies, without these being at the same time lifetime guarantee and this because there can be no control as to the conditions in which the prints are exposed at the end.
These certifications tests have been carried out under specific exposure conditions, such as indoor use, no sunlight or uv radiation, 20˚C – 28˚C temperature, 60% humidity and absence of environmental or other air pollution. Any deviation from the above can reduce the lifespan and affect the quality of the prints. Under normal conditions of sun exposure (direct or even reflected), the lifespan can be reduced to less than 5 years. Photolab Athens informs about the certifications of each method by the manufacturing companies, but does not guarantee the lifetime of the prints.
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- Sizes up to 152cm width
- PREMIUM START
This is the best price performance ratio non textured paper by Tecco, with a very high resolution, natural white, at 160gr. The entry level giclee paper. Available in 61-111cm roll width.
This 240gr. smooth textured matt paper in unobtrusive pastel by Tecco, provides an expressive background for motifs with high artistic demands. It is suitable for b/w and sepia photos and also for high-quality products. It contains a very low percentage of optical brighteners, which gives an authentic and natural look and a long-lasting, high-quality appearance. Available in 61-111-152cm roll width.
- PAPER MATTE 230gr BRIGHT WHITE | SPECIAL OFFER -40%
This matt-coated, bright white paper, with its ability to absorb extremely large amounts of ink, stands out from other papers. Strong, vivid colours guarantee a pleasing and high-quality appearance that is reliable and long lasting. Available in 43-61-111cm roll width.
- TOP DECO
This is a medium textured paper at 220gr by Sihl. Our best selling paper suitable for a variety of productions! Available in 45-65-111cm roll width.
- FINE ART CANVAS MATTE
This Tecco matt coated 340gr. poly cotton mix canvas has a natural white surface. It produces prints of high image stability, which makes it ideal for authentic art reproduction and exhibition quality fine portraits. This canvas is especially suitable for easy mounting on frames without cracking and has a perfect dimensional print stability. Available in 61-111-152cm roll width.
- PHOTO TEX
This is a HP Permanently self-adhesive, fiber-based material. High resolution, matte white coating. Very flexible, suitable for uneven adhesive surfaces. Universally applicable. Available in 106cm roll width.
Hahnemuehle Photo Matt Fibre at 200gr. is a low-weight, cellulose paper with an optimised inkjet coating for photo application. It’s perfectly suitable for photo and poster prints as well as photo books. This smooth, very light textured paper has a pleasant warm tone whiteness. It excels with its print quality, ensuring the best results for daily printing. Available in 61-111-152cm roll width.
- PHOTO LUSTER
This 250gr. high-quality, inkjet paper by Tecco, is ideal for reproducing very wide colour gamuts, with excellent shadow detail. Its properties make it an outstanding base for large-format, photorealistic black/white and colour portraits. Similar to light sensitive C-Print luster paper, available in 61-111-152cm roll width.
- PHOTO MATTE
This 250gr. high-quality, inkjet paper by Ilford, is ideal for reproducing very wide colour gamuts, with excellent shadow detail. Its properties make it an outstanding base for large-format, photorealistic black/white and colour portraits. Similar to light sensitive C-Print matte paper, available in 61-111cm roll width.
- PHOTO GLOSSY
This 200gr. high-quality, inkjet paper by Tecco, is ideal for reproducing very wide colour gamuts, with excellent shadow detail. Its properties make it an outstanding base for large-format, photorealistic black/white and colour portraits. Similar to light sensitive C-Print glossy paper, available in 61-111-152cm roll width.
- CRYSTAL GLOSSY
This Ilford paper offers photographers and artists the ability to print images with a new level of brilliance. The smooth high gloss finish gives every image a three-dimensional look, ensuring that each print truly pops and shimmers to life. Suitable for creating display and exhibition prints or alternatively prints can be added to photo albums or portfolio work to create additional impact. Available in 111cm roll width.
This Ilford paper offers the ability to print images with a true ‘wow’ factor. The iridium finish gives to every image a three-dimensional look, ensuring that each print truly comes to life. The resin coated paper is 260gsm and it’s suitable for creating display and exhibition prints or alternatively prints can be added to photo albums or portfolio work to create additional impact. Although the media adds an additional creative angle to portrait and studio photography, it also lends itself perfectly to enhancing mechanical, industrial or architectural images. Available in 111cm roll width.
This Tecco fibre-based substrate paper with its smooth, silky surface, has the properties of a classical barite photo paper. Its triple coating makes it perfectly suited for razor-sharp prints, rich in contrast. With its unique exhibition quality, it is equally suited for colour and b/w reproductions. It is 100% acid free and therefore extremely resistant to ageing. It has the classical look and feel of a traditional silver halide barite paper. Available only in 111cm roll width.
- TEXTURED RAG
This Tecco matt coated, heavy weight FineArt paper shows a strong water colour textured surface and it’s exceptionally suitable for fine art reproduction. This 100% cotton rag paper is free of optical brighteners and meets the criteria for durability according ISO 9706. Available in 61-111cm roll width.
- PHOTO RAG
Hahnemuehle Photo Rag® is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality FineArt inkjet printing. The white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, giving each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. Combined with the matt premium inkjet coating, this paper produces outstanding prints that feature brilliant colours, deep blacks, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail. This acid- and lignin-free classic meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance and it’s specially designed for FineArt applications. Whether it is used for FineArt photography or art reproductions, the ideal combination of structure, print quality and weight, makes Photo Rag one of the most versatile FineArt inkjet papers. Available in 111cm roll width.
Certified Lab /
The Ilford, Tecco, ChromaLuxe, Durst & Hahnemuehle Certification program, is a quality control process that encourages printing operators to strive for excellence by using state of the art colour management tools and high quality media. The certification guarantees that the Ilford, Tecco, ChromaLuxe, Durst & Hahnemuehle Certified Printing Center 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.