Fine Art Photo Giclee Printing
Island Blue now specializes in the Fine Art/Photo “Giclee” printing of original paintings, watercolours, sketches, photographs and digitally enhanced images utilizing Epson’s newest wide format - archival ink print system.
From the digital image capture of an original, Island Blue prints on a variety of fine artist papers, photographic papers, canvas and other specialty rigid substrates including aluminum, plexiglas and wooden panels.
Working directly with our highly experienced graphic professionals, artist and photographers move through a process that allows island Blue to produce a print as close to the original in colour and detail as possible.
Where required a UV protective coating can be applied to the reproduction adding longevity and enhancement to the final piece.
Utilizing Island Blue’s custom picture framing department, the artist/ photographer can choose their own moulding, mat boards and glass to completely finish their work-of-art.
Digital Image Capture
It is important for us to capture as much colour and detail as possible from the original, this can be accomplished with island Blue handling the scanning process. Our graphic professionals take the digital image and using the original as reference produce a colour proof on the chosen media. An artist’s proof is presented to the artist/photographer to determine if any further changes are required before the final printing. Upon the final signoff of the proof, two DVD’s are burned, one for the customer and the other DVD and the original file are archived at Island Blue for future print runs.
Print Production and Media
Prints are produced on our Epson Sure Color P10000 printer, the all-new nine colour archival (improved permanence) ink technology using four levels of gray to remove grain and provide outstanding tonal transitions thus creating colour performance.
Luster Photo Paper - 10mil
- Bright white resin coated photo base paper
Epson Enhanced Matte Paper – 10.3 mil
- Bright white flat matte surface
Epson Exhibition Fibre – 13 mil
- Fibre based – soft gloss surface
Fine Art/Photo Papers
Verona 285T Textured Fine Art Paper – 305gsm
- Bright white 100% cotton, lignin free, acid free and long term fade resistant fine art paper
Verona 250HD High Definition Smooth Fine Art Paper – 250gsm
- Natural white 100% cotton, acid free smooth matte surface with no optical brighteners
Satin Canvas – 19mil
- Premium quality acid free base, excellent flexibility for stretching without cracking
Glamour 2 Archival Print Varnish Protective Coating
- Gloss finish providing UV protection for canvas and fine art paper
Custom Fine Art/Photo Framing
Island Blue offers a full range of professional custom framing services — whatever the size of your fine art print, photograph or adding to the your stretched canvas print. Our extensive selection and years of experience allow us to provide the highest standard of framing.
Our framing consultants are trained to provide a full spectrum of design services, and to ensure that you go home with the perfect framed print.
We offer conservation framing for those artworks that require special handling and framing to preserve the integrity of the piece. Island Blue carries a variety of conservation materials, such as museum-quality matting and ultraviolet protective glass. Our framing consultants are well versed in the latest art preservation techniques, and can recommend the best materials to protect your artwork for years to come.
We are fortunate to have David Pollock with us as our Fine Art / Giclée Printing expert.
David has 20 years of experience in the industry and will work with artists
to ensure the finest archival prints.
Tel: 250-385-9786 Ext: 209