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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.

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!”
Untitled design - 2019-11-13T132902.677
Sean Gough
ABC Imaging

TR Trades Reproduction Ltd.

1744 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC
604.736.4571
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!