The Giclée has is a type of high quality, high resolution inkjet print using fade-resistant, archival inks (pigment-based), and archival substrates primarily produced on specialised large-format printers. These printers use the often use a seven colour ink process; this increases the apparent resolution and color gamut and allows smoother gradient transitions. A wide variety of substrates are available, including matte and gloss photo paper, watercolor paper, cotton canvas, or artist textured vinyl.
Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed.
Alongside original artwork we also stock a great range of prints. Some of our favourite work from the best artists in the North East. Whether as a great gift to brighten up any room or as a collectors item from our range of signed, limited run prints, we are sure you’ll find something you’ll like. Check out out handy pop-up Guide to Print Types.