When only the very best will do.

From brush to Giclee print


STEP 1 - Creating the digital image

We use Focalpoint Digital Ltd in Norwich, as their photographers have vast experience and knowledge of producing high resolution scans from flat artworks as well as sculptures.

They can capture flat artworks from all types of medium and produce high resolution scans up to A0 at 300 res. There is no upsizing or interpolation required to achieve this size of file.

STEP 2 - Selecting the archival media

German Hahnemuhle is our media of choice and has been for many years. Their papers are extremely versatile and they have to be as their properties have to meet a big number of requirements. We favour 4 different type of media including Photo Rag Matt, German Etching, Photo Rag Baryta and Photo Silk Baryta. All the papers we use are of a museum archival standard and have proven laboratory light-fast properties of up to 100 years.

STEP 3 - Using up-to-date technology

Here at BlueWhaleStudio we have just upgraded our printer to the very latest technology available on the market.

The Epson 44-inch SureColor P9000 11 colour (including violet for enhanced blues and blacks) designed for Giclee fine art reproduction, photographic applications and professional proofing, it incorporates Epsons latest imaging technologies – including an exotic Epson PrecisionCore® TFP® print head, along with their unique Epson UltraChrome® HDX ten-colour pigmented ink set – which now includes an all-new optional Violet colour for up to 99-percent PANTONE® FORMULA GUIDE solid coated colour matching – perfect for the demanding requirements of Giclee fine art reproduction, Photographic reproduction and professional package proofing.
















With advanced media handling options from cut sheet to roll, from plain papers to photographic, fine art, and even 1.5 mm thick poster boards, the new Epson SureColor P-Series continues to redefine the state of the art in wide format photographic imaging applications.


      • New Epson UltraChrome® HDX 10-Color pigment ink

      • Latest PrecisionCore® TFP® print head

      • Professional roll and sheet media handling

      • Powerful controller on-board and Gigabit Ethernet

      • Optional Internal Print Server for higher productivity

      • Optional Epson SpectroProofer, in-line spectrophotometer


Giclee Fine Art Reproduction