Materials we use
Our print partners have each perfected the art of giclée printing directly onto the materials we favour for Matt Wain’s images. They print directly onto paper, canvas, acrylic and glass. We oversee the production of each image - and Matt Wain approves each piece.
Giclée printing on Paper
Taken from the French for ‘spurt’, the giclée printing process is a fine art print process. Archival quality pigment-based inks are sprayed directly onto highest quality materials to achieve museum-standard prints of outstanding light fastness and stability, offering the full spectrum of colours, shades tints and tones.
There are many paper choices for fine art printing and framing – so please get in touch. All our prints are made to order so you can have exactly what you want. We use giclée printing with UV cure inks and Hahnemühle papers. Whatever you choose, you’ll have an archival quality print with a flawless finish.
If you would like any advice on how to frame your picture or would like us to have it framed for you please let us know.
Using UV cure inks and the very latest digital print technology we print the image directly onto the back of semi-transparent, glossy-fronted acrylic, half an inch thick.
Light passes through the acrylic and the wall behind takes on some of the qualities of the image. The piece converses with its surroundings and the effect is stunning!
If your walls are patterned or richly coloured, we would then back the acrylic so that the image stands out, unaffected by the wall behind.
A great option for kitchens, bathrooms or outdoors, wherever the piece will be subjected to heat, light…or rainstorms!
The image is printed onto the back of toughened glass and then backed with a special coating to withstand the elements.
The patented structure of the unique coating is flexible, ensuring safety for both exterior and interior application.
Archival inks, artist’s linen and UV varnish provide a glorious depth of colour as well as protection from sun, dust and surface spillages. Using the best quality inks and giclée printing technique, each frame is made and finished by hand. Giclée is perfect for fine art - extremely high-resolution so providing crisp details and
a great, bright range of colours.
The canvas is board backed for added strength and protection – and it even comes pre-strung, so it is ready to hang the moment you unpack it.
You can choose to have the image continue around the edge or to have the edges plain with a colour of your choice picked from the image.
The same print technique, texture and style as the fine art canvas, the canvas sits on a wooden frame, which adds extra substance and is available in a range of colours to suit the picture. Let us know if you’d like this option and we’ll suggest a few for you to choose from to go with your image.