Every poster and picture displayed is always available for you to buy as a premium quality giclee print. We do not keep stocks of prints and we do not have any lithographic prints....we really do print on-demand.
We print on satin and gloss papers and special fine art paper and canvas and they are all of ultra long-lasting archival quality. You can choose a box canvas mounted print or choose a mount and frame to get a ready-to-hang fine art print.
We print at high resolutions 1440 printed dots per inch using a high quality giclée print process that delivers superb vibrant prints, exceptional quality and long life. Giclée printing is recognised by the Fine Arts Trade Guild as a medium of the very highest quality for the reproduction of art prints.
The images on the site are low resolution thumbnails but you can be reassured that your print will be produced from an extremely high resolution image file so that you can be certain of an outstanding high quality print.
Printree's giclee prints are individually produced high-resolution, high-fidelity reproduction prints produced on a special large format printer. They are produced from high resolution digital photographs or digital scans of existing artwork or photographs. Our giclées can be printed on any number of substrates, from canvas to watercolour paper to transparent acetates. They are far superior to traditional lithography in several ways:
Images are produced from high-resolution digital photographs or scans of artworks
Six lightfast, pigmented inks - light cyan, cyan, light magenta, magenta, yellow & black
Finer and more numerous print-heads ensure a continuous tone, rather than tiny dots
A greater colour range and clarity and long-term colour vibrancy
Ink is sprayed onto the substrate, mixing the colour to create true shades and hues
The substrate materials can be thicker and stronger and generally last longer
The end result is a much finer higher resolution fine art print of real quality.
Substrates - Papers and Canvas
For simplicity online, we use the following substrates on which to print your images:
- Satin Paper
- Gloss Paper
- Fine Art Paper
And you can choose to have your canvas stretched and framed (see below). And of course, you can choose to have your print framed.
Please note that we can supply a range of other speciality papers and if you do require one that is not shown here, please e-mail us to explain your requirements.
Our Satin Paper is satin 3944 - 230 g/m² high quality photo paper - Supersorb Photo Paper PE 220 - which is microporous SuperDry coated, based on a high quality opaque white double sided PE coated true photo paper with exceptional fast drying time. This high quality paper ensures vibrant photo-realistic image reproduction and has super fast drying of all common inks with a very high ink limit and exceptional wide colour gamut with soft colour gradients.
Our Gloss Paper is glossy 3938 - 230 g/m² high quality photo paper - Supersorb Photo Paper PE 220 - which is microporous SuperDry coated, based on a high quality opaque white double sided PE coated true photo paper with exceptional fast drying time. This high quality paper ensures vibrant photo-realistic image reproduction and has super fast drying of all common inks with a very high ink limit and exceptional wide colour gamut with soft colour gradients.
Fine Art Paper
Our Fine Art Paper is 315 gsm coated Smooth Cotton High White 100% Cotton Fourdrinier Acid Free Paper. This silky smooth surface structure is designed to retain the natural characteristics of a smooth high-white art paper whilst maintaining the necessary natural aesthetics demanded by fine art. The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high quality fine art and photographic reproduction and designed particularly for giclée technology. It is a high white ultra smooth surface archival quality paper with excellent colour gamut.
Our Canvas is an Instant Dry Canvas WR 350 Satin - 350 g/m² - a single side satin coated Artistic Canvas designed for high quality graphic-art applications on inkjet plotters and printers. You can choose to have a rolled print or a box canvas print – a canvas stretched across a strong wooden frame and delivered to you ready to hang. For more information please see ‘Canvas Prints'.
We can print your image in any print size to suit your particular requirements and please contact us directly if you do need a specific size. For simplicity on the website, our standard print sizes follow the European 'A' size convention:
- A5; 210 x 149mm; 8.3' x 5.9 inches;
- A4; 297 x 210mm; 11.75' x 8.3 inches;
- A3; 297 x 420mm; 11.75' x 16.5 inches';
- A2; 420 x 594mm; 16.5' x 23.4 inches;
- A1; 594 x 841mm; 23.4' x 33 inches; and
- A0; 841 x 1189mm; 33' x 46.8 inches'.
Image & Print Perspecitves
The original images available from this collection come in a variety of shapes and sizes (for example portrait or landscape). Where the aspect ratio of the selected print does not match the selected print paper size, the print will be made to maximize the size of the print on the paper, i.e. the longest edge of the print will match the longest edge of the paper. This effect is shown on the ‘Image Preview’ - a Product screen that gives an accurate portrayal of how the image will fit on different print sizes.
Because we use the latest print-on-demand digital technology, all the images you see on this site are available at the sizes displayed on the Image Preview screen. Our image files are normally of sufficient size to print at high resolution at the largest standard print size (A0 - 841x1189mm (33" x 46.8" as above). In some cases an image may not be available at the higher print sizes (for example if the original is small it may not be possible to maintain high quality reproduction). Where this is the case, the sizes that are available will be displayed on the Image View screen.
Prints can optionally be provided with a border (for example to allow for framing) of approximately 15mm around the image. This is our standard margin but we can amend this to suit your own particular requirements so please contact us if you need this changed. Prints are not provided cropped. For special border and cropping requirements, please contact Printree directly.
Specific Sizes and Substrate Requests
As our service truly is on-demand giclée printing we are pleased to accept enquiries for special sizes, substrates and other services such as laminating, varnishing and mounting. Please contact us to discuss your own requirements for images in sizes and finishes of your own choice outside the offered range. We will be happy to try and help. Please email Printree at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01908 363439.