Giclée Printing at Blue Wing Art Gallery & Framing

We provide the finest Giclée printing services and we can scan paintings, watercolors, photos, negatives, and slides.

Success in the world of archival digital printing requires not only the right equipment is also requires, experience in understanding the subtleties of what makes an exceptional color or B&W print. Whether you are a film or digital shooter, the expertise of our scanning and digital print department can apply that experience and deliver the best possible output from your negatives or digital files. Our skills are complemented by our use of archival Ultrachrome pigment inks and our full line of paper choices ranging from traditional photo papers to 100% rag acid free archival and sustainable selections. Metallic paper, the newest addition to our digital print line, has a unique look that really adds impact and dimension to color and B&W images.

This has enabled us to reproduce digital images with space age detail. This gives us the ability to provide a more affordable and creative method of reproduction for many sorts of digital images. Older methods of print reproduction involved expensive photographic prints or high quantity lithographs which would require the artist or photographer to print hundreds or even thousands of prints at a time.

With this technology we are able to provide a product that is affordable and can emulate an original look and feel. Since the print head actually uses ink jet it is able to print on a range of print materials such as canvas, heavy art paper, watercolor paper, and vinyl.

The giclée process does require any original piece, be it a painting or a photograph, to be in digital format. Artwork, Photos, and transparencies must be scanned or photographed with high resolution equipment.


The benefits to using the giclée process.

The benefits are archiving your work in a way that emulates your original. You could reproduce as few as one or as many as you would like. It is good for photographers of all levels from amateur shooting with a simple point and click device or even a seasoned photographer shooting with the most sophisticated equipment known to man. Artist can now provide a creative new looking reproduction of their drawings, paintings, and more. Even 3-d and digital artist can get in on the fun! You can have your work photographed and reproduce prints of that work for many applications such as portfolio presentation or even resale!

For artists and photographers of all levels

Our Equipment

To produce our Giclées we use only the best in multi function wide format inkjet printers. We use our 44” wide 8 color Epson pro series using a Micro Piezo DX3 print head able to produce an astonishing resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 dpi! Epson is an industry leader in wide format printing and we use only the best to produce our giclée prints.

Fine Art Printing Media Types we offer

We offer a wide range of professional printing services utilizing Epson’s stylus pro 9880 printer. This amazing printer uses Ultrachrome archival Ink Technology for unparalleled color consistency and a rich gamut of colors that will show depth and detail in your masterpiece.

Since 1584, Hahnemühle’s papermakers have been proving that they superbly master the old craft: uniquely beautiful papers are created from pure spring water and first-class pulps, the same today as over 400 years ago. Photo Rag is the most popular and widely used digital paper produced today. A smooth bright paper with 100% rag content making it highly archival. Specifically designed to meet the need of photographers or artists using digital photographic output. The heavier 308 gsm paper provides the weight of an art paper with a smooth calendered surface, which picks up every detail captured in the photograph. Photo Rag provides excellent image sharpness and optimum colour graduation. The coating also offers a very high level of water resistance.

The bright-white, matte-coated surface of this poly/cotton blend canvas provides the wide color gamut and color-consistency needed to fulfill a wide range of art-reproduction and photo printing requirements while facilitating stretching and other forms of finishing and display. The relatively smooth Oxford 2 over 1 weave is ideal for photo and art reproduction.

Premium Archival Matte Paper is a smooth, neutral-white, matte paper for high-quality fine art, photo reproduction, and open-edition decor. The paper supports accurate color reproduction and high-contrast, high-resolution output, and is acid-free for a longer print life with pigment inks. It features a heavy weight (230 gsm), thick base (9.5 mil), and an instant-dry coating that resists fingerprints.

11 mil Sunset Photo e-Satin 300g paper answers photographers requests for a heavier, more substantial photo paper, with excellent ink retention characteristics and a color gamut that is second to none. This paper maintains a traditional E surface finish, providing an elegant texture consistent to that of a dark room. Sunset Photo e-Satin is our most popular photo paper with our professional photographers.

Sunset Photo Gloss 300g paper is a premium quality, resin-coated inkjet photo paper. It provides the smooth, high-gloss finish and expansive color gamut that many professional photographers need for richly detailed landscape and scenic photography, unframed competition prints, posters, and product photography.

Sunset Metallic Photo Paper adds new levels of dimensionality, depth, and richness to wedding photographs, exhibition prints, fine art, and commercial displays. The utterly distinctive look of LexJet Sunset Photo Metallic Paper comes from a combination of a subtle sheen infused in the base paper and the high-gloss, pearlescent reflective finish of the instant-dry, scratch-resistant microporous coating that receives the inks. The 10-mil, 255g photo paper features an instant-dry, scratch-resistant surface and prints made using pigmented inks will offer great longevity. With this breakthrough inkjet photo paper, we will be able to create prints for you that look very similar to those produced by labs that use KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Metallic VC Digital Paper™. What makes the prints look so distinctive is a combination of two things: a subtle silver metallic shimmer on the paper itself, and the high-gloss finish of the inkjet coating.

TOUGHcoat ThriftyBanner is a 16-mil scrim-reinforced vinyl with a white point that enables bright, colorful photos to be printed on a durable, weatherresistant surface. It provides an economical option for printing higher runs of photo-intensive banners that will be exposed to the weather. The super smooth, bright-white surface and superior ink-saturation properties of this 16-mil material provide deep rich colors and the expanded gamut needed to produce great-looking photos or graphics with hard-to-hit spot colors. The TOUGHcoat formulation provides a high level of resistance to water and scratching.