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General Information

All prints are carried out by an Australian recognised leading fine art image specialist print lab using only by the highest grade materials and equipment.

All our fine art print products including our canvas prints are produced using the world famous Giclee process. The French word Giclee (pronounced jee-clay) means to spray or squirt.

Giclee prints are widely accepted in the worlds finest museums and galleries as a true fine art medium with an archival rating of at least 75 plus years when framed behind quality glass. Using advanced 2880dpi printing technology and archival Ultra Chrome pigment ink the Giclee process results in excellent colour accuracy and quality.

The website shopping cart currently provides for the following media options:

- Fine Art - Ultra Premium Papers

- Canvas

If you have a specific request for a particular photographic media not listed, please don't hesitate to contact us via email for availability and pricing. We deliberately limit the choice to try to make the process simpler for most customers, but are more than happy to quote alternative paper types or products such as Fujiflex etc.

The section below provides further information on our standard media offerings.

Fine Art Ultra Premium Photographic Media Options

For the discerning customer who wants the very best we offer a range of ultra premium fine art paper by Hahnemule, Canson and Ilford as standard.

All are world leaders in the production of ultra premium art stock, used by the very best photographers, exhibition labs and museums around the world. Exacting quality and archival performance second to none.

Fine Art Photographic Paper options we offer as standard are:

  • Pearl
  • Gloss
  • Metallic Gloss
  • Matte Smooth (Photo Rag)
  • Satin (Photo Rag)
  • Matte Textured (Photo Rag)

Pearl, Gloss and Metallic have a traditional photographic paper feel, whilst the Smooth, Satin and Textured Photo Rag variants have a paper card like feel of varying texture dependent on choice.

Unsure? Contact us via email for further information where we can recommend an ideal media for your print choice and intended mounting method and environment.

The following sections provide further information on the various media options.

Pearl Fine Art Photographic Paper

310gsm weight with an archival rating of approximately 100 years.

A low gloss, slightly textured high density heavyweight photographic paper with a non-reflective finish, a natural photographic white tint, superb clarity, high sharpness and excellent colour gamut. Produces prints with the true look and feel of a photograph.

Ideal for all images, both colour and black and white, especially where finger marks could cause issues when using high gloss media.

A great choice for wide gamut colour images destined to be framed behind glass minimising internal reflections that are possible with high gloss media.

Unless specified otherwise, this is the default media for colour prints intending to be framed behind glass.

Gloss Fine Art Photographic Paper

310gsm weight with an archival rating of approximately 100 years.

Smooth gloss finish creates the look and feel of a superior photographic print, with superb clarity, high sharpness and excellent colour gamut.

Particularly suited to vivid colour images where maximum detail and clarity is required.

Still a great choice for wide gamut colour images destined to be framed behind glass, however requires some consideration to internal reflections that are possible with high gloss media.

Suggest mounting away from direct lighting sources and the use of high quality non reflective glass to minimise reflections.

Metallic Gloss Fine Art Photographic Paper

290gsm weight with an archival rating of approximately 100 years.

Metallic Gloss offers the ability to print images with a true 'wow' factor. The iridium finish gives every image a three dimensional look ensuring that each print comes to life.

Particularly suited to vivid colour images with foreground interest where maximum detail, clarity and additional 'pop' is required.

Still a great choice for wide gamut colour images destined to be framed behind glass, however requires some consideration to internal reflections that are possible with high gloss media.

Suggest mounting away from direct lighting sources and the use of high quality non reflective glass to minimise reflections.

Matte Smooth (Photo Rag) Fine Art Photographic Paper

310gsm weight with an archival rating of approximately 100 years.

A bright white high density heavy weight 100% cotton paper with a smooth matte surface texture delivering guaranteed archival standards. With its premium matte inkjet coating it meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special tough and feel of genuine art paper.

It is the most popular paper chosen to make high quality fine art prints. The fine, smooth surface and feel of the Photo Rag make this paper very versatile and it is ideal for printing both black and white and colour photographs with impressive pictorial depth.

The 100% cotton paper's smooth matte texture eliminates glare and finger prints, producing prints with a fine art feel and look. Perfect for exhibition or ultra-premium displays either glass framed or simply matted.

Matte Textured (Photo Rag) Fine Art Photographic Paper

310gsm weight with an archival rating of approximately 100 years.

A bright white high density heavy weight 100% cotton paper with a slight matte surface texture delivering guaranteed archival standards. With its premium matte inkjet coating it meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.

Its the first choice for all users who prefer an especially bright white cotton paper. Slightly more textured than the Smooth version, whilst still brilliant for colour, truly excels when used for high contrast black and white prints.

The 100% cotton paper's textured matte surface eliminates glare and finger prints, producing prints with a fine art feel and look. Perfect for exhibition or ultra-premium displays either glass framed or simply matted.

Unless specified otherwise this is the default media for all black and white prints.

Satin (Photo Rag) Fine Art Photographic Paper

310gsm weight with an archival rating of approximately 60 plus years.

A white high density heavy weight 100% cotton paper with a satin (low level gloss) surface delivering guaranteed archival standards. With its premium satin inkjet coating it meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.

The 100% cotton paper bestows fine art photographs with a soft sheen, minimising glare and finger prints. It renders mirror and gloss effects particularly well. The unprinted area remains matte. Perfect for exhibition or ultra-premium displays either glass framed or simply matted.

A great choice for wide gamut colour images destined to be framed behind glass minimising internal reflections that are possible with high gloss media.