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Paper types

One of the first choices you have to make, when having your image scanned, is the type of  paper that your wish to use for printing. We will give you guidance of course, but it can be a very personal choice and it’s an important one to make.


We use a range of papers, suitable for a variety of purposes. Whether your art is photographic,  based on original paintings or you like your prints to be used to produce art posters, we will provide the right paper for you and create stunning reproductions. 


Paper choices can be very personal and there is no reason why you can’t print your treasured photo on a textured art paper or reproduce your painting or drawing on a smooth photographic paper. What’s more important is achieving the desired effect. It’s recommended that you visit our studio and physically look and feel the papers before you choose.


We also offer to test your image on different papers, at a minimal charge to cover our costs. What’s important to us is that you are happy with the end result.

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We can print up to 1118m (44 inches) wide, although some of the papers we use are only available in rolls of 1066mm (42 inches) wide. However, this is just the roll width and rolls are anywhere between 10 to 30 metres long, but if you wish extra large prints done, please be aware that the quality of the print depends on the available resolution. Printing at low resolution will make your image look pixelated.

Print Sizes

Art papers

Art Papers

Canson Infinity Edition Etching


Our no.1 choice for most art prints!

100% cotton museum, grade paper with a smooth texture, reminiscent of the original genuine etching and printmaking papers. The paper has the purest white tone available on the market, without any Optical Brightening Agents (OBAs) and a resistance to ageing by using natural minerals. Ideal for reproduction of most artwork, but especially oils, acrylics and watercolour paintings.

Somerset Velvet


Fine art, acid free, 100% cotton rag with a textured watercolour paper finish.  The radiant white colour produces vivid colours. Ideal for reproductions of a variety of painting mediums that require a degree of texture.

Photo Papers

Photographic papers

Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl


Our no1. choice for photographic work!

With its delicate texture, reminiscent of dark room hand printed papers, this lignin-free paper produced a subtle pearl gloss finish. It’s deep blacks and striking contrasts makes it ideal for black and white, as well as colour photography.

Canson Infinity Photographique


100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. It offers a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel. It also provides one of the highest achievable Dmax currently available on the market, making it ideal for fine art photography as well as fine art printmaking.  

Kodak Lustre


Bright white smooth semi gloss paper, used widely for most photographic work.

Kodak Metallic


Bright white smooth high gloss paper with a metallic finish, simulating the characteristics of the pearlescence of traditional darkroom prints.  Looks exceptional with night time shots.

Other Photo Papers

Kodak Professional Glossy


Bright white glossy photo paper, ideal for photographic work containing vivid colours.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag


Smooth, off white cotton rag with its defined felt structure is ideal for creating mood, very suitable for photographic projects, especially monotone work.

Somerset Photo


Fine art, acid free, 100% cotton paper with a bright white satin finish. Designed for photographers to produce amazing detail and excellent colour rendition. Also ideal for photographic prints and reproductions of detailed pencil work.


Canson Infinity Museum Pro Canvas


Bright white, acid free, 100% pure cotton canvas with a matt finish. Excellent colour rendition producing extremely fine detail. 


All canvases will be varnished twice with Glamour Giclée Veneer varnish to protect against fading and to avoid scuff marks as they’re not behind glass.

We will stretch canvases using heavy duty stretcher moulding, which is finger jointed to minimise warping and has a soft edge in order to reduce cracking. Alternatively, we can deliver unstretched canvases where necessary. 


Budget paper

Budget Paper

Premium Matte


Smooth bright white matt proofing paper, ideal for inexpensive projects such as posters, advertising, etc.


Please note that, due to the light weight and lesser quality of the paper, this cannot be classed as a giclée print. However, the results are still very good at very competitive prices. 

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