We can provide options for artwork in a commercial environment. We
have connections with several image banks to find the exact design to
fit your space.
If you’ve got digital files we can certainly print these for you.
This could be artwork, logos, signage, branding material, informational
It’s important to remember that not every digital file can be printed
at any size. Images taken on phone cameras often don’t have enough
information to reproduce at very large sizes. We can certainly work with
you to help improve a file if it’s your only copy, but better results
will be achieved with a DSLR camera.
When you need any graphic design work done we’re also able to help.
It could be as simple as formatting and laying out items like your logo
or address for promotional material. Or as complex as creating a custom
range of digital art for your company.
We have an imaging service through our design department that can
provide you with a visual of what your workplace will look like with our
images in place. Or perhaps you have your own images that you’d just
like to check what they would look like insitu before you proceed.
Fine Art Paper
A pure white 100% cotton rag paper gives fine art images a
sophisticated feel. When watercolour images are printed with a Giclée
printer to this paper it’s almost impossible to tell the reproduction
from the original.
Heavy stock, matte paper
This is perfect for posters and displaying information.
When printing large photographs it’s important to also consider how
they will be displayed. it’s often advisable to dry mount photos to a
Di-Bond backing to ensure a perfectly smooth, flawless finish.
Another option is to not use photo paper at all. By using a vinyl
substrate then mounting the as an Art Panel it gives the same depth of
colour and professional image right through to the frame. This can be an
impressive, cost effective solution.
A low-sheen varnish treatment is applied for protection and longevity
after the canvas is stretched to a bespoke natural wood support frame
with puncture protective backing.
The canvas is expertly ‘gallery wrapped’ to the wooden support frame,
and security fittings are added. We also have an installation service
Vinyl can reproduce very sharp, clean edges and bright, vivid
colours. It’s also very flexible and strong. This is the perfect
material for commercial signage and display materials.
Also if we’re printing out artwork that’s going to be bonded to acrylic (see the art panel page) this is the material we’ll use.
We have a HP DesignJet Z6200 for giclée art printing. It’s 62″ wide and produces the very highest quality professional images.
It can print images 1.5m wide by the length of substrate on the roll.
So technically the maximum print size is 1.5m by 20m. However if you
need to cover a very large area with one image, the common technique is
to print smaller sections. 1x1m image sections can be bonded to foamcore
and then positioned like a jigsaw. Standing back a few feet (as you
would with such a large image) any joins between panels become
Our HP printer uses 10 ink cartridges. These are no ordinary inks.
From the chromatic reds to the extremely high pigment colouring – these inks come with a 100 year guarantee against UV fading.
Eizo Monitor & ICC Profiles
An “ICC Profile” is a computer file that holds information about a range (or gamut) of colours.
Each paper type has its own ICC profile that we’ve created. We can
use these colour information files in combination with our Eizo CG277
Monitor to see exactly what the final print will look like before we
This is an essential process to ensure that colours are reproduced
accurately, as each paper responds to inks slightly differently. By
previewing this on-screen, we can correct for any differences if
We have previously undertaken commercial printing of a bespoke
history story wall panel for Arighi Bianchi for their exhibition stand
at the Ideal Home Exhibition in Manchester. The panels were later
re-used & are now installed in the Arighi Cafe.