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Giclee Print Prices from

  • A4: 3.80
  • A3: 7.55
  • A2: 14.85

Up to 15% Discount* on Bulk Orders of

  • A4: 40+
  • A3: 30+
  • A2: 20+

*% dependent on paper and order volume. Full bleed prints do not quality. Block colour backgrounds may not qualify

About us

Cheap fine art digital (giclee) online printing service based in the UK.

Whether a budding artist, seasoned professional or gallery owner, this is the right place for your limited edition printing.

As one of our team is an artist, we are acutely aware of the need for competitive pricing and aim to keep our prices as low as possible.

And how can we do this? Simple. We have minimal overheads. No expensive offices, no expensive coffee machines, just what we need to provide a quality service to you.


We also believe that we have a responsibility as a business to minimise our environmental impact. So, we do not purchase plastic products for our own packaging solutions and opt for recyclable cardboard and kraft paper tape instead. In addition, we re-use and re-purpose our supplier's packaging too.

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Looking for cheap giclee prints of top quality?

You're in the right place

What we offer

We offer giclee fine art printing in standard A sizes from A5 to A2 as well as bespoke measurements. The largest width we can print is 17" (43.18cm) or 42cm if full bleed. Length can be a lot more, up to 15 metres!

All images are printed on exhibition standard, quality archival paper using the Ultrachrome HDX archival ink system of the Epson Sure Color Series printer.

Prints are usually dispatched within 2 working days of payment. We endeavour to keep P+P as cheap as possible, whilst ensuring items are received timely and in great condition. For details visit the Post and pack section.


    We currently have a choice of 6 matte papers - one of which is an Eco paper:

    textured
  • Hahnemuehle German Etching 310gsm (heavy texture - rough feel)
  • Etching Cotton Rag 315gsm (heavy texture - semi-rough feel)
  • Soft White Cotton 280gsm (medium texture - smooth feel)

  • smooth
  • Hahnemuehle Hemp 290gsm [Eco] (slight texture - smooth feel)
  • Hahnemuehle Photo Rag 308gsm (slight texture - smooth feel)
  • High White Smooth 315gsm (smooth)

Two of our papers (Hahnemuehle Hemp and Etching Cotton Rag) are OBA free which means they have no optical brighteners added.

Our 'Eco' paper - Hahnemuehle Hemp is sustainably grown, manufactured and pesticide free.

All our paper is within the off-white range: High White Smooth is the brightest and Etching Cotton Rag is the most natural white.

Hahnemuehle Range

German Etching

German Etching is a 100% a-Cellulose off-white paper and as such is more rigid. Full specifications below.

German Etching Spec

Photo Rag

Photo Rag is a 100% cotton off white paper. Full specifications below.

Photo Rag Spec

Hemp

Hemp is one of Hahnemuehle's new natural line. It is 60% hemp and 40% cotton and very similar to Photo Rag in texture. Full specifications below.

Hemp Spec

Soft White Cotton

Soft White Cotton is our budget paper. It has a stiffer consistency due to its alpha cellulose/cotton mix and has a slightly creamier white base with a smooth feel. Not suitable for block black/dark imagery. Full specifications below.

Soft White Cotton Spec

High White Smooth

High White Smooth is 100% cotton and is the smoothest and brightest of our papers. Full specifications below.

High White Smooth Spec

Etching Cotton Rag

Etching Cotton Rag is 100% cotton and the most 'natural' white out of our range. It is particularly suitable for warm tonal images. Full specifications below.

Etching Cotton Spec

Need a bespoke or none A size?

We can do that!

Prices

A list of our most popular giclee print sizes is below. This is not exhaustive - we also print bespoke sizes. Please email us for a quote.

Prices quoted are per print and a 3mm white border (sometimes called 'bleed') is required. Full bleed (borderless) images are printable at extra cost which is noted below.

Soft White CottonHigh White SmoothEtching Cotton RagGerman EtchingPhoto RagHemp
A214.8516.401720.2522.6522.65
40x50cm141515.5018.5019.5019.50
16x20"14.1015.1015.2518.8019.9019.90
40x40cm131414.1018.0018.5018.50
A37.558.208.5010.1511.3511.35
30x40cm7.808.608.7010.7011.6011.60
12x12"/12x16"7.808.608.7010.7011.6011.60
30x30cm7.808.608.7010.7011.6011.60
A4/8x10"**3.804.154.255.105.705.70
A5*1.952.102.152.652.852.85
6x8"*2.052.152.202.752.952.95

*minimum order of groups of 8 A5/6x8" prints. Can be any design. (Prints need to be ordered in groups of 4 i.e. 8/12/16..)
**minimum order of 2. Can be any design. Quantities in 2's only (i.e. 2/4/6 etc..). Full bleed (borderless) prints need to be ordered in groups of 2. No order splitting.

Price addition per borderless (full bleed) print is as follows:

  • A5 / 8x6" 35p
  • A4 / 8x10" 70p
  • A3 / 12x12" / 12x16" / 30x40cm / 30x30cm 90p
  • A2 / 16x20" / 50x40cm / 40x40cm 1.50

We think we are the cheapest giclee printer around

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Place an order

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

If you like our beliefs and pricing structure, then just follow the steps below.

1

Image prep

Make sure your image is:

  • high resolution - 300-600ppi
  • jpg, pdf, png or tiff format
  • the EXACT sheet size (eg. A4, A3) including a white border of at LEAST 3mm or more WITHIN the sheet size dimensions - NO extra bleed added. (Is your image borderless/full bleed? See the Other info section for details)
  • saved in cm/inches not pixels
  • flattened

IMAGE FILES THAT ARE NOT SIZED CORRECTLY CANNOT BE PROCESSED.

2

Upload files

Add order details and postal address in the message box provided in the link below.

upload files here

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:

  • images will be printed 'as is'. It is the customer's responsibility to check image quality and size images ready to print
  • a fine art printer profile is used (profile is available to download in the 'Other Info' section)
  • none full bleed images need to have at least a 3mm white border/negative space around the image. Any less and part of the image will fall into the print margin and be automatically removed
  • paper is printed from a roll therefore smaller prints may have a curve which should flatten out
  • prints are trimmed by eye or autocut so exact paper dimensions cannot be guaranteed - they could be out by a millimetre or so

Advice: If you have not printed your image(s) with us before or are not sure about the brightness/colour of the print out of your image(s) order a smaller print first.

Note: Please check your email address is correct. If you have not heard anything from us within 48 hours (unless it's the weekend) check your spam folder/send us an email.

Please advise if your prints are time critical.

3

Payment

Once upload is complete, you will receive a confirmation email and be contacted shortly. Processing and dispatch is usually within 2 working days after payment is received but could be longer during busy periods.

For orders under 50 you will be invoiced via PayPal by email. We accept all major credit/debit cards and PayPal.

For orders over 50 you will be invoiced via email with Bank Transfer details.

PayPal Acceptance Mark

IMPORTANT: Payment must be received before items are dispatched.

Post and pack

Please find a guide to delivery options and pricing.

Prints are either rolled in postal tubes or packaged in hard backed envelopes. Delivery option is dependent on value of goods and priority. Cost is based on order volume, weight and destination.

Please make sure you notify us if your prints are time critical so we can use a guaranteed service.

UK

  • A4/A3/A2 size orders up to 30 and up to 1kg in weight from: 4.69/5.40/5.65 1st Class
  • (normally 1 working day, not guaranteed and can be up to 10 working days)

  • A4/A3/A2 size orders over 30 to 60 and up to 1kg in weight from: 5.54/6.40/6.65 Royal Mail 1st class Signed For
  • (normally 1 working day, not guaranteed and can be up to 10 working days)

  • A4/A3/A2 size from: 8.40 Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm next day
  • (guaranteed next day before 1pm or Royal Mail re-inburse the postal fee)

Europe

  • Europe
  • orders up to 50 and up to 250g/500g in weight from: 11.65/13.30 Royal Mail International Tracked/Signed
  • (aim 3-5 working days, tracked/signed)

Americas

  • America
  • orders up to 50 and 250g/500g in weight from: 14.09/18.43 Royal Mail International Tracked
  • (aim 5-7 working days, tracked/signed)

  • Canada
  • orders up to 50 and 250g/500g in weight from: 13.03/16.31 Royal Mail International Tracked/Signed
  • (aim 5-7 working days, tracked/signed)

Australasia

  • Australia/New Zealand/Singapore
  • 21 to 50 and 250g/500g in weight from: 13.43/16.88 Royal Mail International Tracked/Signed
  • (aim 5-7 working days, tracked/signed)

Faq's

Answers to commonly asked questions.

Paper

What type of paper do you stock?
- We stock 6 heavyweight matte papers. 3 textured (Hahnemuehle German Etching 310gsm, Etching Cotton Rag 315gsm and Soft White Cotton 280gsm) and 3 smooth (Hahnemuehle Photo Rag 308gsm, Hahnemuehle Hemp 290gsm and High White smooth 315gsm)
What is the best paper for watercolour images?
- This is subjective. It varies from artist to artist, but as a general guide our textured paper range
What is your best quality paper?
- All our paper is quality paper. If you are looking for paper that has won awards, Hahnemuehle's Photo Rag
Can I use my own paper to print with?
- Unfortunately not, we only print using our own paper
Do you stock silk, satin or gloss paper?
- Not at the moment, but hope to add this to our line in the future
Do you have paper samples?
- Yes, we can send you some blank paper samples free of charge. Please email us with your address
Is your paper archival?
- Yes, all of our paper is archival. Combined with our fade resistant ink, it should gives a print life of around 80+ years if cared for appropriately. Although this is not quantifiable.
Do Giclee prints require special care?
- Yes, please see the 'other info' section of the website for details

Size

Do you print none A sizes?
- Yes, please email us for a quote
What is the largest size you can print?
- Largest width is 43.18cm (17"). Your image with border must be no larger than this
What is the smallest size you can print?
- Smallest size is 127mm square
If I order more than one bespoke print, does the price reduce?
- It depends on the size of the image. Please email us
Why do you ask for a minimum 3mm border?
- The border size is to ensure all of your image prints. The 3mm is to prevent the edges of your image falling into the print margin

Image

What size resolution of my images do I need??
- We suggest 300-600 ppi
Do you scan artwork?
- No
Do you photograph artwork?
- No
Do you require crop marks?
- No, not necessary, we use our own templates
Is the 3mm border/bleed additional to; or inclusive of the image size?
- Inclusive. This may mean your image needs to be shrunk to accommodate the 3mm border
Can the 'groups of 4' A5 images be any design?
- Yes
Can images be any design to qualify for the bulk order discount?
- Yes

Misc

Can I come into the studio/shop?
- Unfortunately not, we do not operate from commercial premises. Our location is for bulk order collections only
Do you print on canvas?
- No
Do you print greetings cards?
- No
Do you print business cards?
- No
Do you provide prints on cardboard backs and in cellophane sleeves?
- No
Do you sell mountboard?
- No
Do you have a framing service?
- No
Do you provide certificates of authenticity?
- No
I haven't received my prints yet
- We use Royal Mail services. Sometimes packages can be delayed or (rarely) lost. Please see the 'post and pack' section for details and email us should you need further assistance
Do you ship overseas?
- Yes, please see the 'post and pack' section for more info
Do prices include VAT?
- Yes



Other info

Here you'll find the resources you may need as well as other information.

Bespoke Printing

None A sizes
We can print none standard A sizes. Please email us for a quote.

N.B. Image size needs to include at least a 3mm white border within the bespoke size (unless you want your image borderless). A5 type sizing is the smallest we print.

Borderless or full bleed

We can print borderless on all image sizes up to A2.

You can add bleed (design run off) to images if you wish or you can upload image files at the size you would like them printed.

If your image files do not have borders they will not print with borders.

Print Care

Storage

The packaging used in the dispatch of your print order is not acid free and is for transportation purposes only. Prints must be removed from this packaging. The tissue paper enclosed however is acid free and can be use to protect your print (tapes should not be attached, unless they are acid free).

Giclee prints should be stored in a cool dry place away from sunlight and environmental pollutants. Care must be taken to ensure the prints do not come into contact with material that is not acid free as this will cause leaching into the print(s).

Display

To increase the longevity of your print, please ensure the image is framed appropriately using only acid free materials and displayed behind UV glass. Prints should not be displayed in direct sunlight, and must be kept in a cool dry environment free from aiborne pollutants.

Advanced Colour Management - ICC profile

An ICC profile specifically for Fine Art Paper is available to download here. Note: Installation instructions are for Adobe PhotoShop editing software. Slight differences in menu and command locations may occur with different versions.

Printer profile

Installation instructions




Contact us

Have any questions or queries?

Email us: mandy@zheeklayprinting.co.uk (PLEASE DO NOT SEND IMAGE FILES/ORDERS TO THIS ADDRESS. THEY CANNOT BE PROCESSED)

Opening hours: Mon-Tue 9:00am-6:00pm; Wed CLOSED, Thur 9:00am-5:00pm, Fri 9:00am-4pm

Closed all public and bank holidays



Our East Sussex location below

Please note: we are an online printing service only and do not have a phone line. We do not operate from commercial premises and do not offer a studio image preparation service. Our location is a guide for bulk order collection purposes only

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