Fine art printing is also known as archival pigment printing
(and less and less commonly as ‘giclée’). It’s the process of inkjet printing on fine art papers to produce archival, museum-grade prints. For colour accuracy, fine art printing is where it’s at. As an 11-colour process, it leaves CMYK with its four colours in the dust.

There’s an art to it. The materials, the equipment and the know-how of the printer (person) make all the difference to the quality of the finished product. As does the file provided by you, so, if you’re not familiar with file preparation for print, we can always help you with a quick consultation or through our art reproduction service.

Fine Art Printing • Hound & Bone Studio

Artwork: ‘Fifty Minutes‘ by Indigo O’Rourke (printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm)

Fine Art Printing

We keep our pricing as simple as possible. All paper types cost the same, and tiling of multiple images (for roll printing) is complimentary, as is trimming.

Below we have a comprehensive price list of our most popular print sizes. However, treat these as a guide – we run a 44″ large format printer and stock media in lots of different sizes, so we can make prints to (almost!) any size you’d like. We also offer volume discounts if you’re printing a full edition.

File set-up is $4.40 per file (or for larger orders, $25 per 15 minutes as per our hourly rates). If you’d like to DIY, we’ve put together a guide with all the tips, tricks and templates.

Anything printed on a pre-cut, pre-flattened sheet (A5-A2) must be within our printable area margins. If your image is larger than the printable area for the sheet size, or if you want a custom size or a full-bleed finish, we’ll print from a roll.

Printable area margins for sheet prints:
A5: 118 x 203mm / 4.6 x 8″
A4: 266 x 203mm / 10.5 x 8″
A3: 391 x 289mm / 15.4 x 11.4″
A2: 558 x 406mm / 22 x 16″

If you want to throw convention to the wind, roll printing allows you to print any size up to 44 inches wide. All roll prints are perfectly hand-trimmed to final size at no cost.

Fine Art Printing – Prices

These sizes and their corresponding prices refer to the final print size including any handling margin/border you might like.

All paper types cost the same, and all prints are perfectly hand-trimmed to final size at no cost.

File set-up is $4.40 per file (or $25.00 per 15 minutes for large orders). If you’d like to DIY, we’ve put together a guide with all the tips, tricks and templates.

 

Print discounts

A run of prints (multiple copies from the same file) will attract the following discounts:

  • 5 – 9 prints from the same file: 5% discount
  • 10 – 14 prints from the same file: 10% discount
  • 15 – 25 prints from the same file: 15% discount
  • 25 + prints from the same file: by quote.
SizeSize (mm)Print price (ea)
A5210 x 148.58.00*
A4210 x 297$16.00
A3297 x 420$32.00
A2420 x 594$58.00
A1594 x 841$110.00
A0841 x 1189$250.00

Note: A5’s have a minimum order quantity of two for this price to apply. Single A5’s are charged at A4 price ($16.00).

Size (in")Size (mm)Print price (ea)
8 x 10203 x 254$16.00
8 x 12203 x 305$23.10
10 x 12254 x 305$28.60
10 x 13254 x 330$28.60
11 x 14280 x 356$30.80
12 x 14305 x 356$34.10
12 x 16305 x 406$34.10
12 x 18305 x 457$43.40
14 x 18356 x 457$50.40
14 x 20356 x 508$50.40
16 x 20406 x 508$56.10
16 x 22406 x 559$57.40
18 x 24457 x 610$64.40
B2500 x 700$98.00
20 x 24508 x 610$71.40
20 x 30508 x 762$107.80
22 x 28559 x 711$100.80
600 x 800$112.00
24 x 28610 x 711$100.80
24 x 34610 x 864$121.80
24 x 36610 x 914$128.80
26 x 34660 x 864$151.80
700 x 950$161.00
B1700 x 1000$161.00
28 x 32711 x 813$165.60
32 x 36813 x 914$188.60
32 x 40813 x 1015$188.60
Size (in")Size (mm)Print price (ea)
8 x 8203 x 203$16.00
10 x 10254 x 254$28.60
12 x 12305 x 305$34.10
14 x 14356 x 356$39.60
16 x 16406 x 406$45.10
20 x 20508 x 508$71.40
24 x 24610 x 610$85.40
32 x 32813 x 813$188.60
Size (in")Size (mm)Print price (ea)
10 x 20254 x 508$36.40
8 x 24203 x 610$29.40
10 x 24254 x 610$36.40
12 x 24305 x 610$43.40
14 x 24356 x 610$50.40
14 x 30356 x 762$82.80
12 x 36305 x 914$71.30
16 x 36406 x 914$94.30

These smaller print sizes are most economical when ordered in certain quantities. They must be ordered by ‘best value’ quantity for the below prices to apply, and files must include a border.

You can pick a variety of different images, or print the same image multiple times – or mix it up! It’s entirely up to you. If we need to set up your files for printing at these sizes, our file setup rates will apply.

Size (in")Best valuePrint price (ea)
4 x 6"14 prints$5.00
5 x 7"9 prints$7.00
6 x 8"6 prints$10.00
Fine art print prices • Hound & Bone Studio

Artwork: ‘Glasshouse’ by Neva Hosking (printed on Canson Printmaking Rag 310gsm)

Test Printing/Proofing

If you need to arrange a test print prior to printing a large edition of prints, or a very large print, please get in touch with us and we’ll discuss some options with you.

We’ll chat with you about paper, and determine the most cost-effective method of approaching your proofs – for example, we may sample sections of your work and print test strips (we can set this up for you).

Test prints are only available for files we have not printed before, and size and quantity limits apply.

Studio production hours:
By appointment Tuesday to Saturday
(Closed Sunday & Monday)