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Our Papers and Inks

We use high quality materials for all of our cards and prints. You can read more about these below.

Our Greeting Cards And Standard Prints

Card Stock

We print our greeting cards and Standard Prints on 350gsm Invercote G made by Iggesund.

Invercote G is a solid bleached board (SBB) designed for graphical products and prestige packaging, where an exceptional aesthetic result is desired. Invercote G has a smooth surface, tailored to faithfully reproduce the most sophisticated printed images. This surface, combined with its excellent structural, design and embossing characteristics make it ideal for demanding printing applications.

One side is triple coated and the other side is single coated, making it ideal for a greeting card, as the inside can be written in with a pen without smudging. Both sides are finished to a matt level. Thanks to its composition of multiple layers of solid bleached primary fibres, Invercote G has a superior strength and toughness compared to board grades that contain mechanical or recycled fibres or single-ply bleached primary fibre board. The finished greeting card is not flimsy and has a superior quality feel to it.

Iggesund operate according to globally recognized standards for forest stewardship and management of environmental, energy and quality aspects.

Inks / Toner

Our greeting cards are printed using a Canon C10000VP commercial print press, using CMYK dry toner, which ensures the card is fully recyclable.

Canon technologies ensure state-of-the-art quality from first to last print without compromising on productivity. Canon’s newly developed consistently vivid (CV) toner improves transfer efficiency for enhanced colour consistency and accuracy.


Our Posters

Poster Paper

Our posters are printed on high quality premium 260gsm satin poster paper.

Inks

We only use the Latest Epson 11 colour Printing Technology for a Superior fade resistant finish. Compared to traditional CMYK printing, the 11 colour process can provide a much broader range of colours to help ensure more accurate colour reproduction.


Giclee Printing

Giclee Papers

The paper manufacturers we use are the best in the industry. All papers are acid-free and complement our techniques and inks to achieve the very best colour and texture representation. Whether you’re looking for a high-grain, heavyweight finish or a super-smooth, crystal-clear gloss appearance, we have a paper for every project. A summary of our papers can be found below:

Giclee Inks

We only use the Latest Epson 11 colour Printing Technology for a Superior fade resistant finish. Compared to traditional CMYK printing, the 11 colour process can provide a much broader range of colours to help ensure more accurate colour reproduction. The print machine we use is an Epson SureColor P9000, which is designed for professional photographic applications, and includes an exotic Epson PrecisionCore® TFP® print head.

Hahnemühle Bamboo

This paper is one of the world’s finest giclée papers. Made from 90% bamboo and 10% cotton rag, it’s an environmentally-friendly option too. The off-white base colour gives a natural finish to any artwork and the paper has a luxuriously soft and lightly-textured feel. Warm hues and monochrome prints look stunning on this paper, with its ability to draw out movement and expression.

Hahnemühle Bamboo Statistics
Weight: 290gsm
Texture: Matt Smooth
Thickness: 0.5mm
Whiteness: 83% (83% CIE)
Material: 90% bamboo, 10% cotton
Hahnemühle Photo Rag

This is our most popular paper, made with 100% cotton rag. With a delicately smooth finish, almost like felt, it is a great structure for expressing depth and fine detail. Colours come to life on this paper, displaying brilliant colours with striking contrast and holding the very deepest blacks.

This highly versatile paper has structure and weight to provide a reliable and accurate print, time after time.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Statistics
Weight: 308gsm
Texture: Matt Smooth
Thickness: 0.48mm
Whiteness: 92.5% (92.5 CIE)
Material: 100% cotton
Hahnemühle German Etching

This heavyweight etching board provides a beautifully textured, yet smooth, finish for both fine art and photography. It has the look and feel of original art paper while providing high standards of image sharpness and colour density. With a weight of 310gsm, this is a stable and solid base for your finest prints.

Hahnemühle German Etching Statistics
Weight: 310gsm
Texture: Matt Textured
Thickness: 0.50mm
Whiteness: 91.5% (91.5 CIE)
Material: 100% α-cellulose
Canson Aquarelle Rag

This natural, textured paper brings watercolour reproductions to life, having the same look and feel as original art paper. Its unique grain offers depth and displays vibrant colours beautifully. As the thickest of all our matt papers, the Canson Aquarelle Rag is a dependable partner for any print.

Canson Aquarelle Rag
Weight: 310gsm
Texture: Matt Textured
Thickness: 0.60mm
Whiteness: 83% (83 CIE)
Material: 100% Cotton Rag
Canson Baryta Photographique

This paper is the perfect partner for the discerning photographer wanting to achieve the look and feel of traditional darkroom development.

The baryta (barium sulphate) coating provides sharp definition and a wide tonal range. It’s perfect for black and white photographs, due to the amount of black that it can hold, and yet it works equally well for colour images.

Canson Aquarelle Photographique Statistics
Weight: 310gsm
Texture: Satin
Thickness: 0.31mm
Whiteness: 99.16% (99.1 CIE)
Material: α-cellulose with a barium sulphate coating
Hanhemühle FineArt Pearl

This bright white paper contains a premium pearl inkjet coating providing a particularly high standard of colour density, gamut and graduation. Your print will be sharp and detailed but have the genuine feel of traditional art paper.

Hanhemühle FineArt Pearl is great for photographs and fine art reproduction, and both colour and black and white images. Choose this paper for limited edition prints, prints for exhibitions and greeting cards.

Hanhemühle FineArt Pearl Statistics
Weight: 285gsm
Texture: Glossy, smooth pearl
Thickness: 0.4mm
Whiteness: 105% (105 CIE)
Material: α-cellulose with a barium sulphate coating
Epson Semi-gloss

The Epson Semi-gloss paper provides exhibition grade prints for vivid and true-to-life images. The resin coating gives a photographic feel combined with high resolutions and maximum colour saturation.

Epson Semi-gloss Statistics
Weight: 190gsm
Texture: Gloss Smooth
Thickness: 0.265mm
Whiteness: Brilliant White
Material: Mixed Media

Professional Canvas Prints

Our Canvas Specifications

We use a 260gsm poly-cotton mix canvas which is a bright, tightly woven professional grade canvas, hand-stretched over heavy-duty 38mm deep pine frames.

All canvases come with a 10 year guarantee. You can expect the following:

  • Sharp, high-definition 12 colour printing at 1200 dpi
  • Profiled for accurate colour reproduction
  • Flat, hand-folded corners & flawlessly finished
  • Hand-stretched with wooden corner wedges
  • Chunky 38mm Pine frames
  • Carefully finished with framing tape
  • Inks last 100 years without fading
  • Laminated to resist cracking and protect from the elements / mucky fingers
  • 10 year guarantee
  • Canvas despatched in two to three days by next day courier
Inks

We only use the very latest printing technologies, such as the Canon ipf8300 printers, which uses a 12- colour LUCIA lightfast pigment system delivering outstanding accuracy, impressively rich vibrancy and excellent colour reproduction. From dense, sharp blacks to smooth colour graduations, our advanced printers reproduce the full spectrum of colours at 1200dpi in perfect balance and accuracy. To add extra durability, and to ensure your canvas stands the test of time, we laminate all of our canvases to prevent cracking on the edges, resist ink-fade and protect your canvas from scuffs and moisture.


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