Giclee printing is a fancy word for digital inkjet prints. There’s an accent over the ‘e’, and nobody truly knows how to pronounce it properly, so don’t sweat it.
At NBD, we run a very handsome and enormous Epson 9900 Stylus Pro, which allows us to create prints up to 44” or 112cm wide, and up to 12m long.
We use only genuine Epson UltraChrome K3/HDR inks, which offers an exceptionally wide colour-gamut by utilising a 10-colour ink system, with lightfastness ratings up for 75 years for colour work.
Our current house stock is 315gsm Canson, Arches Velin Museum Rag for anything up to A2 in size or 290gsm Moab Entrada Natural Ultrasmooth Fine Art for large-scale prints. This has been profiled to generate the most accurate results out of our RIP - i.e, the software that sends your images to the printer.
Please note, for orders larger than qty 5 prints in any given size (A4-A0), we only offer one stock option, 290gsm Moab, which we would print via the 44” roll. For larger quantity orders printed on the roll, all prints are flattened overnight and then packed into archival mylar or tissue paper depending on the size. Postage and drop-shipping services are also available.
Anything up to A2 is packed flat in an archival mylar sleeve with our 1500ums backing board and can then be shipped in specialty A3 and A2 flatpack mailers specifically designed for artwork. For works larger than A2, the piece comes rolled in archival tissue paper and carefully placed in a rigid tube for ease of transportation or shipping.
The quality of our printing is only as good as the files we receive. For basic file setup instructions, please view our file setup guides. If you require a wider variety of stocks, or more hands-on support with file setup, please contact us and we can refer you on to other local printers in the area who may be able to assist.