Fine Art & Giclee Printing
Our skilled technicians and artists have a combined 100 years of experience in producing the the highest quality fine art prints
available. Whether it be traditional silverbased fibre prints or the newest digital technology and substrates, Venetian Arts is the lab
of choice for over 700 studios nationwide.
Your images can be printed on a variety of archival substrates, creating fine art prints from your photography.
What is Giclee?
The word giclee ( pronounced
zhee-clay) originates from a French term
meaning " to spray". This alludes to the
technology used for Giclee Fine Art
Printing, in which special inks are
"sprayed" on a substrate.
Venetian Arts uses the newest K3
photographic inks and archival papers,
producing prints that have the long
lasting archival qualities your
Is this for you?
Giclees can be printed on a variety of
art papers with different textures and
tonalities, as well as canvas. When used
to reproduce a photographer's artwork
these characteristics combine to provide
the opportunity to offer Fine Art Prints
from your photographic images. The
public has been very receptive to this
type of print, and even art galleries and
museums are increasingly exhibiting
How does it work?
Submit or upload your digital file. If you
provide us with a negative or slide, the
image must first be digitized. The image
is then cropped and retouched to your
specifications. At this time you may
decide to have the image digitally
painted or stylized as an oil, pastel or
watercolor painting. The image is then
printed on the substrate of your choice,
mounted (if required) and sealed with an
additional spray of ultraviolet protectant.
A little trivia . . .
This technology was pioneered in the
early 1990's by Nash Editions, founded
by music artist Graham Nash.
Gallery-quality fine art reproductions for Artists and Photographers
TRADITIONAL FINE ART - Venetian Arts is one of the last remaining labs still
producing silverbased prints using optical enlargers in a traditional darkroom lab. We
print up to 30"x40" from negatives (color or B&W) up to 4x5.
Yes! We can produce silverbased fibre prints from your digital files
DIGITAL FINE ART - We must have a digital file to produce a digital fine art print. If
you submit transparancies or postive film, a high resolution scan will be made
appropriate to the print order. Digital files may be uploaded to our ftp site or mailed
on a CD or DVD. Standard print sizes up to 40" x 60"
Panoramic prints up to 20' (Call for details and file requirements.)
CHOOSING A SUBSTRATE - While the variety of traditional silverbased paper has
become increasingly limited, giclee fine art papers have an abudance of choices to
suit your art and photographic needs. We suggest some of the following papers, but
are always open to custom papers of your choice.
INK TECHNOLOGY - We use only the highest grade Ultrachrome K3 Inks for the
richest and most archival printing process available. Our customized RIP and printer
software gives us the unique ability to combine Matte and Photo Black profiles to give
your print the optimal tonal qualities, whether the print is fibrebased, canvas, or high
Archival Fibre - This unique media offers the same deep
blacks, subtle tonal gradations and long-lasting results as
traditional darkroom papers. Its fibre base has a rich surface,
a continuous tone and satin gloss that are ideal for producing
stunning color or black & white prints
Hahnemühle's William Turner - A natural white
mould-made watercolor paper with 100% rag content
making it highly archival. Its fine toothy surface is perfectly
suitable for detailed work and watercolors, and gives every
image whether B&W or Color an artistic flavor.
Gallery Canvas - A museum quality poly-cotton blend that
has outstanding black density, color gamut, and print
permanence. This canvas can be drymounted or stretched
and gives your images that "gallery" look.
Velvet Matte - The velvet textured matte surface is a great
alternative to the traditional e-surface portrait papers widely
used. Natural White & Archival.
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Serving Artists & Photographers Nationwide Since 1965