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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.

Key features

  • Certified quality
  • Top branded media
  • Mounting options
  • Framing options
  • Sizes up to 152cm width

Applications

  • Artistic
  • Architectural
  • Decorative

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YEARS IN THE MARKET

5

QUALITY CERTIFICATIONS

8

DIFFERENT PRINTERS

50

PRINTING OPTIONS

Available Fine Art Media

Gold Series

Premium Fine Art

Premium Photo Series

Fine Art Basic

Certifications

Certified Lab /

  • Hahnemuehle
  • Ilford
  • Tecco
  • ChromaLuxe
  • Durst

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.