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TR Trades Fine Art Printing Service

We’re dedicated to the perfection of reproducing your originals—using the latest photographic inkjet technology to bring true colour and accuracy to your fine art.

What is Giclee?

Giclee (pronounced “zhee-KLAY”) printing is a type of inkjet printing  synonymous with greater quality and a longer lifespan. Giclee is advantageous for reproducing work as it offers the benefits of digital printing, such as; fast turnaround, smaller runs and less labour, while maintaining supreme quality.

There are three key factors that differentiate giclee printing from traditional inkjet prints:

  1. Resolution: Documents that are to be printed as a giclee require a minimum DPI of 300. This guarantees that the document possesses adequate resolution to print the finest details. To reproduce your existing photography or artwork, we use our high quality scanners to ensure this resolution is achieved when items are scanned for print.
  2. Archival Quality Paper: With giclee, your artwork or photography is printed on archival quality paper or alternative archival substrates. The quality of this grade of paper allows you to achieve giclee’s longevity, adhesion and colour quality.
  3. Giclee Quality Inks: Giclee prints are created using specialty high-quality inks, typically on large format printers. High Dynamic Range inks offer a vastly increased life span with better color quality upon final output. Our giclee printer meets the highest standards by offering the widest color gamut in the industry.

Application in various industries:

Individuality and Comfort in Rooms:

Artistic prints enable the creation of unique designs for each hotel room, providing a sense of individuality. 

Murals featuring natural landscapes, artful canvases, or abstract compositions can contribute to a cozy atmosphere.

Lobbies and Public Areas:

Artistic compositions in the lobby or other public areas of the hotel set a visual tone, making a lasting impression on guests.

Branding and Corporate Style:

Artistic prints seamlessly integrate brand elements into the hotel’s interior, reinforcing corporate identity and maintaining a cohesive aesthetic.

Thematic Decor:

Artistic prints can support the theme of an establishment, whether it’s a maritime atmosphere in a seafood restaurant or nature-inspired decor in a café. 

This creates a unique experience for visitors.

Space Zoning:

Using artistic images helps in zoning the restaurant space, delineating areas for romantic dinners, family gatherings, or business lunches.

Photogenic Appeal and Social Media Presence:

Artistic prints create visually appealing moments that patrons would want to capture and share on social media, contributing to the venue’s promotion.

Stimulating Creative Thinking:

Artistic prints in office spaces can serve as sources of inspiration, fostering creative thinking and enhancing overall work productivity.

Team Motivation:

Graphic elements highlighting company values and achievements create a positive atmosphere, motivating employees toward shared goals.

Corporate Identity:

Artistic prints seamlessly integrate corporate identity into the office interior, reflecting the brand and creating a unified visual space.

Relaxation and Psychological Support:

Artistic images of nature, soft color schemes, and comforting compositions contribute to a soothing environment, promoting relaxation and psychological support for patients.

Visual Landmarks:

Artistic prints also serve as visual landmarks, particularly beneficial in hospital corridors, aiding patients and visitors in easy orientation.

Positive Perception of Medical Facilities:

Creating a pleasant visual experience helps shape a positive perception of clinics and hospitals, crucial for attracting and retaining patients.

Public Spaces:

Artistic images in common areas create a pleasant atmosphere, supporting community and the formation of shared spaces for residents.

Aesthetics of Staircases and Entrances:

Utilizing artistic solutions can enhance the aesthetics of staircases and entrances, making a positive first impression for residents and their guests.

Favorable Environment:

Artistic prints in entryways contribute to a favorable environment, impacting overall comfort and the quality of life for residents.

Homely Atmosphere:

Creating a homely and comfortable atmosphere is crucial in elderly care homes. 

Artistic prints reflecting nature, traditions, and positive emotions contribute to a comforting environment.

Visual Stimulation for Residents:

Artistic elements can provide visual stimulation for residents, contributing to their overall well-being and creating a more engaging living space.

Supportive and Positive Surroundings:

Incorporating artistic prints helps in establishing supportive and positive surroundings, enhancing the living experience for elderly residents.

Applications

Resale Artwork or Photography

Gallery Exhibition Pieces

Restoring & Reproducing Originals

Popular media

Matte Enhanced Bond

This bright whitepaper yields highly saturated images, while maintaining excellent highlight and shadow detail.

Specifications
Width: 44”
Thickness: 10.3 mil
Basis weight: 192 gsm
Opacity: 94%
brightness: 104%

Watercolour

An acid-free, pH balanced, 100% cotton rag media with a natural textured finish. This paper has an extremely high colour gamut and black density.

Specifications
Width: 44”
Thickness: 19 mil
Opacity: 98%
ISO brightness: 90%

Matte Canvas

An acid-free, lignin free heavyweight cotton-poly blend. Features a matte non-reflective surface with a bright white point, exceptionally high Dmax, and wide colour gamut.

Canvas base is enhanced with elastic polymers providing high tensile strength and flexibility for gallery wrap stretching without cracking.

Specifications
Width: 44”
Thickness: 23 mil
Basis weight: 395 gsm

Satin Canvas

An acid-free, lignin free heavyweight cotton-poly blend. Features a semi-gloss satin surface with a bright white point, exceptionally high Dmax, and wide colour gamut.

Canvas base is enhanced with elastic polymers providing high tensile strength and flexibility for gallery wrap stretching without cracking.

Specifications
Width: 44”
Thickness: 23 mil
Basis weight: 430 gsm

Unrivaled Color Quality

Superior Quality, Clarity & Versatility

Come in and ask to see our Epson Sample Media book! We’re happy to speak to you about our Epson’s extraordinary printing capabilities.

Testimonials

“TR Trades comes through quickly and consistently—always. Thank you!”
Sean

TR Trades Reproduction Ltd.

1744 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC
604.736.4571 x 2
digital@trtrades.com

Mon to Thurs 7:30am to 9:00pm
Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
After hours printing available!

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