Giclee Fine Art

NOW AVAILABLE ON SIZES UP TO 150Χ300CM

Premium Photo & Fine Art

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.

All of our print services and products have a lifespan more than 50 years as this is defined by the manufacturers, provided that they maintained under strict conditions such as indoor space, no sunlight or radiation, 20˚C - 28˚C temperature and 60% humidity. Any deviation to above may reduce the lifespan and affect the print quality. Under normal sunlight exposure, lifespan can be reduced to less than 10 years.


Extra Large Sizes

Taking the advantage of our new best market fine art printer Epson P20000, we offer you extra large, breathtaking print sizes! Maximum width 150cm!


Best Market Printers

Two of the best market fine art printers, Epson 9900 and Epson P20000, are ready to serve you. This high end technology and the colour management process will take your prints to the highest quality level!


Certified Print Center

The Ilford and Tecco 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 Ilford and Tecco media. The certification guarantees that the Ilford and Tecco 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. Photolab Athens is the only Ilford and Tecco Certified Print Partner in Greece and one of a few worldwide, scored excellent results at Ilford's and Tecco's print tests!


Available materials

Premium Start
This best price perfomance ratio paper by Tecco, with a very high resolution, natural white, non textured paper at 160gr. The entry level giclee paper. Available on 43-61-111cm roll width.

Pastel
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 ontains a very low percentage of optical brighteners, giving it an authentic and natural look and a long-lasting, high-quality appearance. Available on 43-61-111-152cm 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 on 45-65-111cm roll width.

Fine Art Canvas Matte
This Tecco matt coated 360gr. poly cotton mix canvas has a natural white surface. Produces prints of high image stability making it ideal for authentic art reproduction and exhibition quality fine portraits. This canvas is especially suitable or easy mounting on frames without cracking and has a perfect dimensional print stability. Available on 43-61-111-152cm roll width.

Fibre
hahnemuhle 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. The 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 on 43-61-111cm roll width.

Photo Luster
This 250gr. high-quality, inkjet paper by Tecco, is ideal for reproducing very wide colour gamuts, with excellent shadow detail. It’s properties make it an outstanding base for large-format, photorealistic black/white and colour portraits. Similar to light sensitive C-Print matte paper, available on 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 on 111cm roll width.

Metallic
This Ilford paper offers photographers the ability to print images with a true ‘wow’ factor. The iridium finish gives every image a three-dimensional look ensuring that each print truly comes to life. The resin coated paper is 260gsm and is 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 on 111cm roll width.

Baryt
This Tecco fibre-based substrate with its smooth, silky surface has the properties typical 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 on 111cm roll width.

Textured Rag
This Tecco matt coated, heavy weight FineArt paper shows a strong water color textured surface and is 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 on 61-111cm roll width. 

Photo Rag 188
Hahnemühle 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, lending 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 is 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.