We print art in Giclée quality.
We specialize in Giclée fine art printing. Giclée Fine Art prints at iLAB Photo are printed using the latest professional Fine Art inkjet printers such as Epson SC-P20000 & Stylus Pro 9000. We have partnered with the three most distinct paper manufacturers, Fotospeed, Canson and Hahnemuhle. We offer a wide range of more than 30 Fine art and photo papers. More details below.
Benefit of FineArt Printing
FineArt papers carry a lifetime of between 75-150 years depending on the condition of framing materials used for the paper and storage environment. In addition, the pigment ink used in our high-end printers has a longer UV stability and covers a wider gamut range than the conventional chemically sensitized photographic process.
Photo papers have a maximum lifetime of 30 years and the reason why many photographers choose this type of paper is a matter of cost and sometimes the similarity to C-prints. However, in combination of the pigment Ink and above-mentioned printers, the print quality is superior to C-prints. Colour gamut is wider and blacks are richer.
What is Giclee?
Giclée is a term coined by printmaker Jack Duganne in the 90s for fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers. It was originally intended to differentiate their new process of large-format, high-resolution inkjet print production from inferior mass-produced printing. Nowadays, the term giclée is also associated with inkjet printing that uses archival, fade-resistant inks on fine art papers. When we print this way, the print looks closest to the original with archival quality.