Giclee printing | Hound & Bone Fine Art Printers

Giclee printing (aka archival pigment printing)

Giclee printing is a printing process that partners pigment inks with fine art papers to produce archival quality prints. Our workhorse is an Epson 9900, partnered with  Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks and ICC profiles customised to the papers we print on (a selection from both the Hahnemühle and Canson brands). These three factors (partnered with our knowledge of the many quirks of the 9900!) give us the ability to produce prints with an exceptional colour gamut, so your printed product will have all the tonalities and hues of the original artwork.

We charge a flat fee for giclee printing no matter which paper you choose to print on, so the price remains consistent no matter which stock you choose. A file preparation fee of $2.50 per file will apply for files that require preparation for print. See our file set-up guide for more information – you can always set up your own files and we’ll happily waive this fee.

 Giclée printing prices

Sheet prints are available up to A2 in size – A1 and A0 are printed from a roll (see the ‘Roll prints’ tab). Each sheet print is individually sleeved in a complimentary polypropylene archival sleeve.

Discounts are based per artwork.

 

Sheet prints




*A5 prints must be purchased in multiples of two

Roll printing gives you the freedom to print your images at custom sizes. Rolls are available in two widths, 24” and 44”, and can be printed as long as you like. This is also a cost effective means of printing multiple images, as you can tile* them out onto a long length of paper and have them trimmed** to size.

 

 Roll printing – priced per metre for custom sizes

 




* Tiling/layout is billed at $40.00 per hour, billed in 15-minute $10.00 increments
** Trimming is free!

 

Common roll print sizes

Discounts are based per artwork.

 



Test prints

Test prints are advised if you are printing with us for the first time or considering placing an order for a very large print, or a large volume of prints. A test print is also useful if you are concerned about how a particular image’s colour will translate from screen to print.

Test prints are offered as A4 prints for the discounted price of $7.50 and can be printed on any paper of your choice. Additional paper choices can be added for the further discounted fee of $5.00 (with a maximum of three paper choices per test print order).

Should you want to arrange a test print, drop us a line!