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Welcome to Giclee Ltd.. Click on the CATALOGUE link to view the full range. 
These images will instantly liven up your home or workplace

We are able to produce the images to the size you wish, on both on "ready to hang" stretched canvas
or high quality art paper or photographic paper. Check
ENQUIRY for details.

If you cannot find your desired image in our online catalogue, there is a chance we do have it in our collection - let us know.

You can also send us your own digital image files, original photographs, negatives or slides to be professionally printed.
We can also assist with framing, stretched canvas or Artmounting if required.

EMAIL us with your requirements - We accept images as PDF, JPG, TIFF, PSD, & RAW.
It is recommended that larger or multiple files be sent using, Dropbox or similar.


What is GICLEE ?

What is giclee printing? If you work in graphic design then there is little doubt that you have come across this term before in passing. But do you know what it means? This article will help outline the types and criteria that must be met for a print to be called giclee.

The first thing you need to know is that it's pronounced 'Zhee-Clay'. The word is taken from a version of the French word 'la giclée', meaning 'that which is sprayed or squirted'.

Giclee printing is a type of inkjet printing – but importantly, not all inkjet prints are giclee prints. Giclee printing is meant to produce a product at a higher quality and with a longer lifespan than a standard desktop inkjet printer. 

We only use the CANON Lucia Pigment process technology. It utilises 12 pigments (not dyes commonly used elsewhere). These ensure the ultimate colour gamut & archival permanence.

Originally, the word was used to describe digital reproductions of conventional artworks (painting or drawing) or photographs. Today, it is generally accepted that a giclee print can also be a work created entirely in a digital workflow on a modern computer application like Creative Cloud editions of Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.

The last element in a true giclee print is the type of ink and printer used. The biggest contrast between a standard inkjet print and a giclee print is that giclees are printed using pigment-based inks rather than the dye-based inks found in lower-cost inkjets.

Pigment-based inks have a longer lifespan, and can last anywhere from 100 to 200 years without significant fading. The type of printer used to create giclees is usually a larger format model that specifically uses pigment-based inks and will hold around eight to 12 different colour ink cartridges. The more inks used, the more sophisticated the colour range available on final output.

Look for LUCIA from Canon producing the ultimate end result combining 12 colour pigments.