Who is Atelier Editions?
Atelier Editions is a family-run business based in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Our team includes a photographer, mixed media artist and digital artist. With many years of experience in print making and photography, we are a team of artists who value quality in the editions we produce and the personalised service we provide. We are happy to help with any queries you may have.
What is a Fine Art Giclée Print?
Giclée is French for “spray” or “squirt”. Giclée printing is a fine art digital printing process which offers higher quality colour reproduction than standard digital printers by using a broader range of colours in the inkjet printing process. The advantage of giclée printing is no minimum order is required, and you can print only one copy if desired.
Can I supply my own digital reproduction file?
You may supply your own digital file, however we recommend using our Digital Art Reproduction service as we use controlled lighting and colour calibration systems. Our team reproduces your original artwork into a digital file using a top range digital camera and is trained to capture consistent colours and maximise the detail in your work. If supplying your own images, all material must be your sole creation or where copyright is not infringed.
What do you do with my digital reproduction file?
We can securely archive the digital copy of your artwork if you require repeat editions at any point in the future.
What is the difference between single, limited or open editions?
A single edition is a one-off print of your original artwork. A limited edition is a series of identical prints produced in a limited number defined by the artist. An open edition is a series of identical prints and can be produced in unlimited numbers.
What choice of paper media is available?
We currently stock five professional, archival papers by St Cuthberts Mill and Hahnemühle in a variety of sizes:
St Cuthberts Mill Somerset Enhanced Textured 225gsm, St Cuthberts Mill Somerset Enhanced Satin 225gsm, St Cuthberts Mill Somerset Enhanced Velvet 255gsm, Hahnemühle Fine Art German Etching 310gsm and Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag 308gsm.
If you wish to use a paper media not listed we are happy to discuss this.
How long will Fine Art Giclée Prints last?
We use a large format Epson printer with Ultra-Chrome HDR guaranteed UV stable pigment inks and only print on archival, acid-free papers to ensure longevity. The prints are expected to last for at least 70 to 80 years without degradation when stored or displayed in normal conditions.