Giclee Fine Art & Photographic Printing

Giclee printing was originally applied to fine art prints created on a 4 colour IRIS printer. This process was used in the late 1980’s for prepress printing and subsequently adopted by artists for reproduction of their work.

This method of reproduction of fine art has come to mean high quality ink jet prints used by artists and print shops in the production of high quality archival prints.

The evolution of archival ink technology and improvements in the delivery of ink to the printing surface mean that a Giclee print can be produced using modern sophisticated equipment deploying up to 12 colours at cost effective prices.

Why a Giclee?

Giclee prints are of interest to artists who wish to make additional high quality copies of their work without the traditional prohibitive costs of limited edition set up. Now, whether you want to make one or 100 copies of your work, your costs are manageable to meet the needs of your market.

Once your digital file has been captured and you are happy with the proof, additional on demand copies can be produced at a reasonable cost.

Your digital file can be reproduced at a variety of sizes on a wide range of substrates, from canvas to photographic paper to other fine art smooth and rough surface materials. This flexibility of printing options creates a wide open field to be further creative with your work and enables you to easily respond to the tastes of your clients.

We employ custom profiles, precise colour correction, and pigment printing on acid free papers and canvases rendering subtle gradations of colour and value that is beyond the range of other technologies.

Our Canon IPF 8300 printer uses 12 coloured pigments that are formulated for a wide colour gamut, improved scratch resistance and expressive dark tones.

Pigments are deployed through two high density heads, each with 2,560 nozzles per colour for a total of 30,720 nozzles.

The printer will accept paper or canvas up to 44” in width. The length of the print that can be produced is limited only by the size of the roll of paper. Paper is generally available in rolls of up to 50 feet in length.

Giclee Fine Art Printing 

Newmarket School of Fine Art is dedicated to providing top quality full colour large format printing in giclee format as well as watercolour and other fine papers. Inkprint design house also offers a full in house photocopy centre. For further details call the studio at 905-836-1231.

Canvas Stretching

All of our stretchers are kiln dried and available in pine or birch.

Canvas stretching of your Giclée print is available on ¾” standard for framing or 1-1/2” Gallery Mount stretchers.

Canvas Coating

We apply a non-yellowing clear coat to provide additional protection from the environment and from scratching. The coating has a sheen that further enhances the colours.


We can permanently bond your finished print to a wide selection of durable hard surfaces to ensure additional stability or stand alone presentation. This can be provided with or without a laminate film applied to the print surface.


Our film laminating process provides additional protection to the finished surface of your print. Our laminate film is standard thickness and can be applied to show a gloss, semi gloss or matte finish.

Scanning and Photography

We will scan or photograph your original work in preparation for large format printing

Storefront Imaging

In addition to fine art reproductions we can also provide you with storefront banners and graphics for your business.

Point of Purchase Banners

Let us provide you with your in-house banners showcasing your products and services in a prominent and tasteful manner.


Got a drawer full of old photos and a special event coming up? Send us your images and we can craft a montage to make that occasion memorable.


  • The image that you see on your computer screen may be different than the picture that a printer will produce. All computer screens represent colour information from digital files in different ways. Photos viewed on your computer screen at home on an unbalanced system will look very different when printed. Your image will also look different to us when viewed on our screen.
  • In order to maintain colour balance between the camera, computer and printer the system must be coordinated and have the same colour profile. Our system is profiled to ensure colour matching.
  • We encourage you to have a proof made to show colour, tone, and highlight and shadow detail in order to ensure your satisfaction with the final product.
  • We will use the proof for colour matching the final print.
  • We provide you with an 8” strip proof at full size on your final substrate for your approval prior to final printing at full size.
  • The proof price is a one time charge per image. Subsequent prints of the same image do not require proofing.
  • Proofing takes 3-5 days.
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