Fine art printing (aka Giclee printing)

Giclee printing is a somewhat misunderstood term. Technically, it refers to the process of printing using an inkjet printer.

Fine art printing partners aqueous pigment inks with fine art papers to produce archival, museum-grade prints. We usually refer to giclee printing as fine art printing or archival pigment printing. These terms convey the quality of the final product we can offer you. This is especially relevant because in regards to giclee printing, it’s the materials and equipment that make the difference – and we use the very best we can lay our hands on (read more about our fine art papers).

The quality of the final print is largely dependent on the file we will be working from. If you have any questions about how to prepare your work for print don’t hesitate to get in touch. Furthermore, if you are an artist who works on paper or other flat media, we can take the hard work out of file creation for you with our art reproduction service. We are also always happy to chat with you about how you can get the best results using the equipment and resources you have available.

Giclee printing (fine art printing) | Hound & Bone

A-Series sheet printing

Sheet printing refers to printing on pre-cut sheets. Available sheet sizes are A5 through to A2. A1 and A0 are printed from a roll. Anything printed on a sheet must be within our printable area margins. Therefore, if the image is bigger than the printable area or if you want a full bleed finish, we’ll print from a roll.

Fine art printing file set-up – sheet prints

A $4.00 file prep fee will apply if your files require preparation for print. Alternatively, you can set up your own files and save some coin! Our file set-up guide has loads of info.

Sheet print pricing

Discounts are offered when you print multiple copies from the same file (a ‘run’ of prints).
Example: an order of 5 prints of the same size, from the same file.

*A5 prints must be ordered in multiples of two.

Custom sized printing (roll printing)

Roll printing not gives you the ability to produce prints in custom sizes, but is also a cost effective way of printing multiple images. We charge per centimetre rather than in larger, standardised increments. This not only saves you money, but also results in far less paper wastage.

Roll print pricing

Pricing includes trimming your prints to final size and tiling of multiple images (if required). A $4.00 file prep fee will apply if your files require sizing/setup – have a squiz at our file set-up guide if you’d like to set up your own files.

Roll print price estimator

This is an estimator only. Final pricing will depend on a number of factors, most of all quantity of prints. If you let us know the quantity and size you’re wanting to print, we’ll happily provide you with an exact quote!

To get your price, enter the shortest side of your desired print. Eg: for a print sized 80 x 60cm, enter 60.

Your print price$

Test prints

Test prints are offered as heavily discounted A4 prints. They can be printed on any papers in our range. We suggest test printing if you’re new to fine art printing, or are considering placing an order for a very large print/a large volume of prints. Futhermore, test printing is also handy if you’re concerned about how colour or resolution will translate to print.

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