Giclée printing

Giclée is a fine art digital printing process that combines high-quality archival paper with pigment inks. When used together, they produce a superior-quality archival print with light fastness and longevity, and some manufacturers claim a life span of 75 years or more.

Giclée prints

At the Print Bureau, for our giclée prints, we use Epson 9900 printers with genuine Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks, which are capable of producing an extremely wide tonal range and colour gamut.

Our giclée prints are printed on high-quality art papers. Our most popular is, undoubtedly, the incredibly versatile Hahnemühle 100% cotton Photo Rag 308 gsm. This paper is perfect for all applications including photographic portfolios, art prints and exhibitions. 

Our giclée papers

Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm · 100% cotton · white

This is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality FineArt inkjet printing. The white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. Combined with the matt premium inkjet coating, this paper produces outstanding prints that feature brilliant colours, deep blacks, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail. This acid- and lignin-free classic meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance and is specially designed for FineArt applications. Whether it is used for FineArt photography or art reproductions, the ideal combination of structure, print quality and weight makes Photo Rag® one of the most versatile FineArt inkjet papers.

290gsm · 90% bamboo fibres · 10% cotton · natural white

Hahnemühle Bamboo is the world’s first FineArt inkjet paper made from 90% bamboo fibres, for a natural look and environmentally friendly paper production. The natural white, warm-toned bamboo paper does not contain optical brighteners, and stands out thanks to its soft, lightly textured felt structure and sensual feel. The matt premium inkjet coating delivers excellent printing results with defined reproduction of colour and detail, particularly for warm hues and monochrome prints. Bamboo is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most precise requirements in terms of age resistance. The unique combination of sustainable bamboo fibres, soft surface texture and impressive print quality gives the artwork outstanding expression and soul.

Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl 285gsm · white

This bright white photo paper has a smooth surface, with a pearl finish. It excels with its very good print quality, ensuring the best results for photography and fine art applications.

325gsm 100% α-cellulose · high-gloss finish

Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta is a bright white, cellulose-based FineArt inkjet paper with an inkjet coating specially tailored for FineArt use. The clearly visible, exquisite felt structure lends the paper its lovely soft feel and tactile surface texture to produce prints with a stunning three-dimensional quality and depth. The high-gloss premium inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with perfect reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks and striking contrasts. The barium sulphate within the coating gives FineArt Baryta the feel of a traditional analogue baryta paper and makes it a popular alternative for inkjet printing. The acid- and lignin-free FineArt inkjet paper meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance. FineArt Baryta is a versatile classic for FineArt applications and sets standards in the printing of both black and white and colour photographs.

Giclée prices

Paper typeA0A1A2A3A4
All Giclée papers  £48  £35  £22  £12  £7 

Our full list of Photo and fine art prices (PDF) (PDF)

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-4.30pm

We are closed each day from 1pm-2pm.

Contact us

Print Bureau, University of Derby, Markeaton Street, Derby, DE22 3AW

T: +44 (0)1332 593183
E: printbureau@derby.ac.uk