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. Other specialty rigid substrates including aluminum, plexiglas and wooden panels can be printed to a "display art" standard in our Large Format Department.
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.
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.
Print Production and Media
Prints are produced on our Epson Sure Color P10000 printer, the all-new 10 colour archival 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
Natural 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, long term fade resistant, with no optical brighteners
Satin Canvas – 19mil
Premium quality acid free base, excellent flexibility for stretching without cracking
Archival Print Varnish Protective Coating
Satin 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.
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