Archival Printing

We want to ensure the photos and documents we restore stay restored, so when it comes to printing we use the very best archival materials.

Our archival photo prints are created to a museum standard using lightfast pigment inks and acid- and lignin-free papers. Pigment inks don’t fade like the dyes used in earlier colour photos, and the acid-free paper doesn’t take on that familiar yellow tint of old photos, especially if framed under UV glass or kept in archival storage.

What is Giclée Printing?

Coined in the 1990’s giclée (zhee-KLAY) is a term often used to represent fine art prints. It’s important to know that a giclée print doesn’t define a specific standard or quality of print and that not all giclée prints are made the same. When it comes to archival, museum grade artwork and photo prints, those created on modern pigment based inkjet printers are at the top of the list. We use Epson’s latest generation eight colour pigment inks in our wide format printers.

Print Permanence

We use the latest Epson Ultrachrome HD pigment inks which are water, scratch and fade resistant.

We pair our pigment inks with archival quality Hahnemühle and Canson papers to ensure that your fine art prints last as long as possible. Based on our investigations, we believe that the images we print will outlive you if kept out of direct sunlight and framed under UV glass.

In reality, print permanence is a difficult topic of discussion as it’s impacted by variable environmental factors including lighting, humidity and temperature fluctuation. Preliminary studies into the longevity of our Epson Ultrachrome HD pigment inks have shown a very conservative ~60 years fade resistance in an open environment and ~200 years fade resistance in album storage.

Price List

Giclée Print Pricing

4×6″ (10.1 by 15.2 cm) $8
5×7″ (12.7 by 17.8 cm) $10
6×8″ (15.2 by 20.3 cm) $13
8×10″ (20.3 by 25.4 cm) $13
8×12″ (20.3 by 30.5 cm) $16
11×14″ (27.9 by 35.6 cm) $25
12×16″ (30.5 by 40.6 cm) $31
12×18″ (30.5 by 45.7 cm) $35
16×20″ (40.6 by 50.8 cm) $52
20×24″ (50.8 by 61.0 cm) $78
24×30″ (61.0 by 76.2 cm) $117
A5 (21.0 x 14.8 cm) $13
A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm) $16
A3 (29.7 x 42.0 cm) $32
A3+ (32.9 x 48.3 cm) $37
A2 (42.0 x 59.4 cm) $63
A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm) $125
A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm) $250

Postage & Handling

Postage Cost
Parcel Post up to and including A3 $12.50
Express Post up to and including A3 $14.50
Parcel Post larger than A3 $18.50
Express Post larger than A3 $22.50

Our Papers

Over the years we’ve tested and used many of the dozens of inkjet papers available today.
We’ve whittled down our selection to two papers which best capture the look and feel of vintage images, whilst offering unsurpassed colour permanence and archivability.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm

Hahnemühle Photo Rag is one of the world’s most popular fine art papers. The white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each print a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. 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.

Recommended for vintage photos pre 1950s, poster and art reproduction.

Canson Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm

Setting the benchmark for Digital Darkroom papers, Platine Fibre Rag provides the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners that are known to affect the longevity of digitally produced images. 

Platine Fibre Rag’s extremely high Dmax and exceptional grey tones make it the product of choice for the more discerning black and white as well as colour photographic prints.