The best Giclee prints form your original works

It’s your work that inspires us to create the most detailed and colour matched giclee prints, focusing on every detail of the original and making sure the same strong emotions can be felt from the prints.

The very best in Giclee printing for artists.

The aim of The Ink Pot is to bring images alive through print. Be that a Giclee print form a digitised original piece of art work or form a digital file. We take time to understand your work and make sure that we make the best choices in paper and reproduction to get the best possible image.

- Image by Charlie Baird "Bay Beyond"

So how does it all work

We work with a large number of artists who use all matter of different materials from oils, acrylics and pastilles to charcoals and pen and ink. We only use original manufactures colourfast pigment inks in conjunction with archival museum quality fine art papers and canvases. All of our printing processes adhere The Fine Art Trade Guild of standards which we not meet but look to push past in creating our giclee prints. The process involves a number of stages to turn these originals into beautiful giclee prints. Below you can see a guide to the giclee printing process.

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Digitization of the original work

The first part of the process is to get a highly detailed digital file of the original work. As with all digital processes the end result is dependant on the quality of the initial file.

Depending on the original work either a number of high resolution photographs are taken and stitched together to create the original file; or using a high end fine art scanner a working scanned file is created form the original.

This file is then checked on its merits of detail and corresponding colours against the original before we move onto the next step.

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Image colour management

In order to achieve the high standards required we use a fully colour managed workflow. Whereby the camera images or the scanner images are calibrated and are then worked on with a calibrated monitor. This allows for the colour to be examined closely against the original in order to make sure the colour hues and tones match the original. This file is then checked  for detail and corresponding colours against the original before we move onto the next step.

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Giclee print proofing

Here a wet proof is run of the image on the same media that the final giclee print will be made on.The proof consists of a print of the digitised file as well as sections printed at the resolution of the final print to allow for sepcific checks on colour and detail in selected areas.
Once the checks re complete then any additional coulor matching in done on the file and a further wet proof is run off. This process continues until the printed file matches the original. We all see colour slightly differently as once the proof is completed we then as the artist to check it over for approval.

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Giclee printing

With the approved wet proof we are now able to store that file and from it print your edition or indiviually if an open edition. Nowadays there is little need to print off big edition runs of prints. It is better for the client and more cost effective if they print on demarnd. This allows for the client to only pay of the prints that are required at any given time. At the Ink Pot we have a full order fulfilment system where the trouble and hassle of delivering prints to customers is dealt with by us. You let us know when you have sold a print and we can print and package the order out to your client alleviating the stress form yourself.  

Nick is an excellent photographer, both for image capture of artworks in the studio and outside work. He has an attention to detail and an artistic eye that is essential for his work along with excellent customer service focus. Nick has photographed around 40 of my paintings some as large as 6ft x 4ft with outstanding results in the colour matching and printing.

Sandra Brant

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