A4 giclée art print proof
We know that when you are planning to order prints of your artwork, selecting the right paper and obtaining a reproduction quality that you are pleased with is vital. We offer a discounted A4 proof option using a variety of paper stock. Your supplied image will be be printed at 100% on an A4 sheet as standard, which you can then review (no layout proof is provided with this option, so please ensure you supply us with precise instructions if you want your image printed at a different scale).
If you are local to our workshop, you can arrange a time to visit with your original art and we can explain how we manage the print process to match the original as closely as possible.
Please note that due to the process that the proofing option uses the final print position is not always guaranteed, its primary purpose is to check colour reproduction and print quality. If you require a more precise final position please check out the range in your chosen stock.
Standard turn around 3 full working days from approval plus delivery. Turnaround times are counted in full working days and do not include delivery times. If you place, pay and approve your order to print after 11.00am the turnaround times will start from the next working day. (weekends and bank holidays are not counted as working days).
Parcels are usually delivered within 2-3 working days, but can take up to 7 workings days depending upon location. As different products have different turnarounds depending upon the complexity of production involved we may dispatch your order as separate parcels.
FILE FORMATSWe can accept files in the following formats:
RESOLUTION, COLOUR SPACE & PROFILESWe work at 360ppi (pixel per inch) so ideally your images should be saved at 360ppi at your chosen print size before sending them to us.
Images can be CMYK or RGB so you can leave them in the colour space you made the original file in. We recommend Adobe RGB (1998) if you’re working in RGB. If you want to soft proof we have ICC profiles available here.
Layers & CompressionFiles with multiple layers must be flattened before you send them, these are usually file formats such as PSD and PSB (Adobe Photoshop files) or TIFFs.
If the format that you are using allows for compression (such as jpeg or pdf) please select the highest quality available. When using compression on your print file this will have adverse effects on the final print quality.
FILE SIZEThe largest image you can upload through our website is 20MB, however, we can accept larger images can be sent to us via www.wetransfer.com.
RESIZING & ENLARGING IMAGESWe’re happy to resize your image to your chosen print size and will send you a layout proof for approval before proceeding printing. Ideally 360ppi is the required resolution for print but we appreciate that this may not always be possible. If your unsure about how big your file will enlarge by you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or if the image is over 10MB it can be sent to us via www.wetransfer.com. If your image is too small for your chosen print we will let you know before we send you a proof and we will also let you know the largest possible size.
PROOFINGBefore we proceed to print we will send you a layout proof via the email address you provide during the ordering process. This gives you a chance to check the image is correct before we go to print. Please note that we will not print your file unless we have received confirmation that the proof is okay to print.
We do not check the content of your file(s) i.e. telephone numbers, spellings etc. and will not be held responsible for any errors and or omissions arising from any mistake(s) originating from your file. By clicking on 'Add to Cart' you are agreeing to our terms and conditions. Click here for more details.
Our Printing Process
Printed on our specialist Epson Surecolor 11 colour press:
Epson Ultrachrome® HDX inks ensure that your artwork is reproduced in stunning quality. Epson Ultrachrome® HDX inks provide a much wider tonal range than even the best home printers. This means higher colour accuracy, greater subtlety and smoother gradations for your images.
Climate controlled stage and production environments ensures that your prints are consistently printed to the highest possible standard.
Our Paper Range
If you want to find we came up with our whiteness scale you can read our blog post here.
We know that when you are planning to order prints of your artwork, selecting the right paper and obtaining a reproduction quality that you are pleased with is vital. If you are not sure which paper stock is right for your prints, consider obtaining our giclée sample pack.
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