Best Practices for Matting Prints

There is a lot of emphasis on choosing a frame for your art and photo prints but sometimes overlooked is the importance of matting.  Not only does the mat help highlight the artwork, it also acts as protection so the glass or acrylic does not come in direct contact with the print.

Ever since we added our full service in-house framing other questions pertaining to matting have also arisen. The top question is if we offer custom mats. The other questions are usually related to the size of the mat, appearance or the archival properties of the mat. Other times it might have something to do with using a mismatched print with a larger frame. Below I talk about what some of these issues mean.

Do you offer custom cut mats?

That is a BIG YES! You can actually visit our framing section where we have custom mat options. which can be ordered online.  You select both the outer width and height and the window size and we cut them custom to order.  It makes it extremely easy to have mats tailored to the size you prints that you will not find at an art supply store. At FinerWorks you can also order the mats as you  order prints on any of our papers. In those cases it is even easier because all you have to do is select the outer size of the matting.

Print Size vs Mat Size

If you are going to mat your prints, I always recommend choosing to have your print made with either the ½ inch or 1 inch border. As an example if you have a print which is an 8×10 and the mat window is sized for an 8×10, that extra border going around the 8×10 image will give the cut sheet ample size to secure to the back of the matting.

We had a customer frustrated that none of the mats at her local art supply store had a mat with an exact 8×10 window. She was afraid that some of her artwork would be cut off, most notably the signature would be only partially visible. This problem was because unless you are custom cutting your mats yourself any mat will have a window slightly smaller than the printed artwork. Again using that 8×10 example, the window will likely measure ⅛ to ¼ smaller. Imagine if you tried to mat a 8×10 borderless print and the window was also 8×10.  You would have the problem of the print wanting to fall through the opening or at least not very will nested within the mat window.

There might be instances in which you actually choose a mat with a larger opening than the print’s total sheet size. In this type of display the print will appear to float between the mat window edges. I have seen this seems to be popular in instances in which a print has a deckled or torn edge (which we now offer).  On a side note about floating prints, if you opt to not have a mat, make sure you have some sort of spacer so the glass does not come in direct contact with the print. Our framing department actually uses these spacers for framed prints that do not have a mat. These are basically  plastic strips that are inserted just behind the lip of the frame which gives the needed space.

As is the case with most things related to decor, there are trends in matting. One framing supply company I know indicates on their website that the now days people seem to opt for wider mats meaning the space between thin mat window and the edge is greater compared to a couple decades ago in which people opted for thinner margin on the matting. I see this with photography as well. Right now it seems a more favorable display for fine art photography is a minimal frame with a wide mat. This is my own personal favorite way to display photos since it gives a nice contemporary look. One other advantage with the larger mat style is it can ultimately give a smaller print a more expansive presence on the wall.

Mat Color

When it comes to choosing a mat color, there seems to be some consensus among professionals I have spoken to that what is most important is the color does not draw your attention away from the artwork itself. I would also add that today there is a trend for people to choose bolder colors when painting their walls. If you have framed and/or matted prints on display somewhere for sale, be aware that any color other than white might play a role in your buyer’s decision on the purchase of that print or not. I say other than white because white tends to be both a safer and neutral color and less likely to clash with the wall.

Colorful mats are okay but don’t let them detract from the artwork or clash with the wall color.

Mat Materials and Archivability

Choose a mat which is not going to harm the print over time. There are 3 primary different types of mat materials: paper, alpha-cellulose, and rag.  Paper mats are going to be your cheapest in quality and price. They are simply made from paper pulp. You want to stay away from the paper mat since overtime the acidity levels in these can harm the artwork in side. These are also typically the same mats found in cheap ready made frame kits you will see that the art and craft superstore or Walmart. The alpha-cellulose, made from wood pulp is engineered to be acid free while the rag mat is made of cotton which is naturally acid free. Incidentally most of our papers we print on are also either alpha-cellulose or cotton which makes the prints more archival. Also, all our mats are of the alpha-cellulose variety, more specifically the brand is called Artique Conservation Matboard.

Mismatched to Frame Size

At times you may find yourself in the need to mat an odd size print which is not exactly ideally suited for a frame you might have lying around. For instance, you might have a square 12×12 print and only have a 16×20 frame. You will likely need to have the mat custom cut so the outer dimensions matches the insert of the frame. Another popular choice is to bottom-weight the mat which means the bottom mat side is larger. I have seen some artists will further use that bottom margin to cut out an additional widow which might display the artworks title and the artist’s name.

Digital Mats

One other alternative to matting, yet which will give your artwork a matted look is to create a digital mat. This will give you the ultimate control in both color and the appearance of texture. Just the other day a photographer I know had us print up some photos for a competition he was entering them in. They all had a type of digital mat effect which enhanced the artwork considerably. When framed the print would be able to stand on it’s own without a physical mat. I seen this done quite often and have even seen some artists will add drop shadows and strategic bevels in the inner window edge to trick the eye even more into thinking a real mat is being used. Not until you get within inches of the print can you tell that it is not a real mat. When framing, the only thing I would recommend in this situation is to make sure you have some spacers between the print and the glass so it is not in direct contact if possible. Digital mats can be created with an image editing program like Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.<


Digital Mat Effect
Photography by Ross Benton of Studio Benton

Close Up of Mat
Photography by Ross Benton of Studio Benton

 

Lisa Langell of Langell Photography shows you how to create an interesting digital mat in Photoshop. In it she actually uses part of the original image as part of the mat.

Do it Yourself Hinge Mat

Matting your prints is not difficult either. And it does not have to be expensive even if you need to cut out the mat window yourself. This is easily done with an exacto knife and a straight edge. Uncut matboards are readily available in different colors both online and offline at various art supply stores. Once your have cut your mat and the window opening its even easier to mat them with something called a “hinged mat”. Hinged mats are mats in which one side is has the window while the back side is solid. Hinged mats make an excellent way to display prints you might be offering for sale but don’t want to place in a frame. The following video illustrates how to create a hinged mat to display your prints.

Acrylic Glass Prints

Acrylic glass is made of digitally cut panes of crystal clear acrylic. Acrylic glass is a safer alternative to actual glass. Not only is it lighter but actual glass tends to have a high rate of breaking during shipping.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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We print on 1/8″ thick precision-cut panels of acrylic glass and mount the panel on 1/2″ thick black Gatorboard. The total depth is a little less than 3/4″ inches.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Yes. We manufacture a plate made of dibond with a keyhole routed in the center. This is nested flush to the back of the Gatorboard backing. This allows the print to easily be hung on the wall.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Both provide a popular sleek modern appearance to your artwork and both use crystal clear panels of acrylic however there are some substantial differences between the two.

First, the HD Face Mounted Acrylics use 1/4″ panes of acrylic while the Acrylic Glass Prints use 1/8″ thick panes.  This can make the HD Face Mounted Acrylic look a little more substantial up close however it also adds extra considerable weight to the product.

Second, The HD Face HD-mounted acrylic has the image printed on either a luster or metallic photo paper. This allows high-resolution images to best take advantage of a wider color gamut and higher-resolution printing. The paper is then mounted to the acrylic glass from behind. With Acrylic Glass Prints, the image is printed directly on the back of the acrylic and finished off with a layer of white. This makes producing the print easier and less expensive. The disadvantage is the color gamut is more limited so artists and photographers who ar exceptionally particular about color accuracy and color gamut might find the HD Acrylic Prints more capable.

Ultimately the Acrylic Glass Prints are lighter, and easier to produce and ship, therefore the cost is much less. We recommend these for most home, office, and even commercial environments. But for higher-end displays and markets, such as galleries, we typically recommend the HD Face Mounted Acrylics.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Yes, we can. Technically the largest we can do is 4×8 ft which is the size of the precut acrylic sheets however be aware there may be some steep shipping requirements to ship something that large, such as the need to ship via freight on a pallet. Anything 40×30 or less usually does not have any special shipping considerations and can go via shipping methods like UPS Ground.

Contact us to see if this is something we can accommodate for you.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Acrylic Prints

The following items arrive ready to hang:

  • framed prints
  • stretched & mounted canvas
  • wood prints
  • acrylic prints
  • metal prints (with the exception of some styles)
  • wall art standouts
Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

No. We have found non face-mounted acrylics to be subpar in image quality therefore we have moved to the more popular face mounted acrylic print option. This allows us to take advantage of both the superior color gamut and resolution that modern inkjet offers on high quality photo papers.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Acrylic Prints

Yes, we can for quantities of 5 or more of the exact same item. Contact us directly since our website does not allow for ordering all custom sizes in acrylic prints.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Acrylic Prints

The method used to create the acrylic prints we offer will provide little risk in fading unless exposed to direct sunlight over a length of time. Since acrylic is a type of polycarbonate, very hot conditions such as a hot car exposed to sunlight can potentially cause it to warp. It is best to keep it indoors to prevent this from happening. A good measure to help reinforce the acrylic print is the optional die bond backing.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Acrylic Prints

Some people may be surprised to see that acrylic prints look incredibly sharp when printing a high resolution, sharp and crisp image file. That is because the acrylic prints we offer are face mounted prints in which the image is printed on our satin luster paper or metallic paper. It is then face mounted to the back of the acrylic. The printers used for these papers are high resolution Canon inkjet photo printers, which is why these have the potential to look so sharp.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Category: Acrylic Prints

Both provide a popular sleek modern appearance to your artwork and both use crystal clear panels of acrylic however there are some substantial differences between the two.

First, the HD Face Mounted Acrylics use 1/4″ panes of acrylic while the Acrylic Glass Prints use 1/8″ thick panes.  This can make the HD Face Mounted Acrylic look a little more substantial up close however it also adds extra considerable weight to the product.

Second, The HD Face HD-mounted acrylic has the image printed on either a luster or metallic photo paper. This allows high-resolution images to best take advantage of a wider color gamut and higher-resolution printing. The paper is then mounted to the acrylic glass from behind. With Acrylic Glass Prints, the image is printed directly on the back of the acrylic and finished off with a layer of white. This makes producing the print easier and less expensive. The disadvantage is the color gamut is more limited so artists and photographers who ar exceptionally particular about color accuracy and color gamut might find the HD Acrylic Prints more capable.

Ultimately the Acrylic Glass Prints are lighter, and easier to produce and ship, therefore the cost is much less. We recommend these for most home, office, and even commercial environments. But for higher-end displays and markets, such as galleries, we typically recommend the HD Face Mounted Acrylics.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

When it comes to printing photography which is grayscale or meant to appear black and white, most photographers gravitate to the metallic version. With the metallic version, the image is printed on metallic paper (Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl) before mounting it face forward to the back of the acrylic.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Acrylic Prints

Canvas Prints

A giclée print is a way to classify a professionally produced print using inkjet technology; primarily printed on canvas or fine art paper with archival-grade inks. While the process is only several decades old, it has quickly become the method of choice for both artists and photographers. Read more

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

The following items arrive ready to hang:

  • framed prints
  • stretched & mounted canvas
  • wood prints
  • acrylic prints
  • metal prints (with the exception of some styles)
  • wall art standouts

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Yes. Many artists order their under-paintings from us.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Canvas Prints

Our canvas prints are produced with new resin inks. The resin-coated pigments acts as a built-in liquid coating for each inkdrop which alleviates the need to apply any sort of liquid coating or laminate like done in the past. This allows for greater image details and consistency across print-to-print.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Category: Canvas Prints

Samples can only be ordered from our parent company FinerWorks. To access these go here.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Canvas Prints

For canvas, we primarily use poly-cotton blend canvases, specially coated to receive the inks used by our printers. The canvas has an oxford weave giving it a natural canvas texture as favored by professional photographers.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Canvas Prints

Both Epson and Canon promote their inks as being resistant to fading over time. Over time we have used both wide-format printers from both companies. Our parent company FinerWorks has been producing canvas prints since around 2001. In that time, we have had no one contact us and indicate their print had faded.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Your giclee canvas print will last up to 150 years with the proper care. Both Epson and Canon promote their inks as being resistant to fading over time.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Canvas Prints

Yes. We use only sap-free lumber for our stretcher bars. Our preference has always been Kiln dried pine as it is not likely to crack, warp, or become brittle.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Canvas Prints

Cards

We now offer press-printed cards on fine art paper. These are available as post cards, flat cards or folded cards. View card options and pricing here.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

Pricing for fine art cards can be viewed here.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

We do not offer custom sizing for cards. We offer a variety of standard sizes for our cards. Size options can be viewed here.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

We offer discounted rates for sets of duplicate cards.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

Yes. When purchasing multiple copies of the same card, you will qualify for a discounted rate. 


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

We have 2 types.

Our Fine Art Linen is a linen-embossed, texture matte on solar-white 100 lb. card stock. Our Smooth White Matte offers a smooth matte finish on solar-white 100 lb. card stock.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Cards

Cards will have a bleed of approximately 1/8 inch, so we recommend allowing for this bleed when formatting your image file. Subject matter on or close to the edges may be partially cropped or appear off-centered.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

At this time we do not offer the option to print imagery inside the folded cards.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

You may include a logo or graphics to the back of your folded card. Just choose one of your uploaded images to add imagery to the back. Keep in mind that the print area may be limited so it will be important to format your image file to fit the dimensions of the print area (for more info watch this).

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

Folded cards and smaller flat cards will each come with its own envelope.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

We do not offer direct card mailing services.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

Your set of cards will arrive in its own card box with a clear top for easy viewing. Keep in mind that multiple sets will not always have their own boxes as these boxes are utilized for packaging and shipping purposes. We do not currently offer card storage boxes for purchase.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

Yes, your flat cards may have images or graphics on both sides. 

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

You are not. After formatting the front of the card, you may add it directly to your cart. The back of the card will arrive blank.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

Fine Art Papers

A giclée print is a way to classify a professionally produced print using inkjet technology; primarily printed on canvas or fine art paper with archival-grade inks. While the process is only several decades old, it has quickly become the method of choice for both artists and photographers. Read more

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

The following items arrive ready to hang:

  • framed prints
  • stretched & mounted canvas
  • wood prints
  • acrylic prints
  • metal prints (with the exception of some styles)
  • wall art standouts

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Both Epson and Canon promote their inks as being resistant to fading over time. Over time we have used both wide-format printers from both companies. Our parent company FinerWorks has been producing canvas prints since around 2001. In that time, we have had no one contact us and indicate their print had faded.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

While our staff will be happy to offer suggestions sometimes the best choice won’t be obvious until you view the image printed on the paper. There are four characteristics that affect how an image will appear on any of our varied fine art papers: ink absorption, brightness, texture and gloss levels (if any).  A good start is test printing small prints on different papers. You can also order one of our starter kits to see and feel our different paper types.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Fine Art Papers

To extend the life-span, store you giclee fine art paper print out of direct sunlight and avoid extreme temperature changes or exposure to humidity. It is recommended that paper prints be framed behind glass or acrylic glazing when on display. If kept in a retail environment unframed, you should keep the prints sealed in clear, acid free bags. we offer these bags on our website.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Fine Art Papers

Some papers have more difficulty in flattening out than others. This is especially true during the cooler months but can happen during any time of the year. The papers the prints are produced on are originally in rolls and the prints are printed on these rolls. In most cases we will ship prints up to a certain size flat so that they have had time to lose their curl and flatten out however this is not a guarantee. Thicker or heavier weight papers may still need more time to flatten out. We have a blog posting on our site which discusses this in more detail as well as some solutions.

Fixing Prints Which Curl

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Fine Art Papers

In most cases your prints will not be coated and definitely not laminated. In some instances we may need to coat prints which have large expanses of dark colors in them such as solid black backgrounds. This is to help alleviate potential scuff marks that are visible within the print if not looking at it behind glass or a clear plastic sleeve.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Fine Art Papers

Order samples of our giclee papers and canvas here.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Fine Art Papers

Yes. The fine art paper prints are printed with a method we refer to as giclee printing. This is a technology that has evolved since the late 20th century to use primarily aqueous wide format printers with archival inks on archival media.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Fine Art Papers

More and more fine art photographers are turning to giclée prints since in many cases, photos look better and have a wider color gamut than you might normally experience with traditional photo prints. This was not always the case but advancements in inkjet technology over the past 10 years have allowed the right image with the right paper to offer a superior color gamut and better contrast and depth.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Fine Art Papers

In addition to the standard canvas and art papers FinerWorks offers for online ordering, customers can also choose from a wide range of name brand media types when ordering larger quantities offline. View options here

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Fine Art Papers

We do not recommend this. We cannot guarantee any paper print that has been embellished or has had paint applied to it. Unlike canvas, many of the papers will wilt and warp like most papers when saturated with any sort of liquid base. While some customers have reported success with both acrylic and oil paints when embellishing their fine art paper prints others have reported negative results. If you think you want to try doing this you should consider ordering smaller prints to test and practice the technique that works best for you before attempting with a larger print. Most artists that attempt this will pre-coat their print with either a spray fixative or spray lacquer based coating to seal the print first.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Fine Art Papers

Yes. We offer some special request media types for high volume offline orders. Check the options list and make sure you contact us for a quote when you have an opportunity to place a very large order with FinerWorks.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Yes, you can. When creating your print, make sure you include a border on your print. Matting options will be found below sizing.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Frame

The following items arrive ready to hang:

  • framed prints
  • stretched & mounted canvas
  • wood prints
  • acrylic prints
  • metal prints (with the exception of some styles)
  • wall art standouts

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

When you are setting up your print online, you can order a custom-made frame and/or matting  Note, that not all products can be framed and some styles of prints will be restricted to certain types of framing options. As an example, a thick stretched and mounted canvas print might be too deep to fit within more shallow frame mouldings. Likewise, a plain fine art paper print, cannot utilize a canvas floater frame. If ordering a frame with your print, only those options that can accommodate the print will be available.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Category: Frame

Sure! Just visit our Frame Moulding Style page to pick out a frame and order online.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Frame

We do. In fact, because our frames are made-to-order, we do not price our custom sizes any differently than those considered to be considered a more standard or common size.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Top Questions

To price frames only, just visit our Frame Moulding Style page. Find the moulding you’d like to price, enter the frame size you want to get pricing.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Pricing

We offer acrylic glass which you may sometimes see referred to as glazing. We have several types: A premium clear, a premium clear with reflection control (non-glare) as well as two of these versions that also have UV blockers. Acrylic glass and can be ordered with your frame or ala carte.

FinerWorks currently does not offer actual glass as the glazing since glass has a high rate of breaking during shipping.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Glazing

Yes. You can order from a wide range of frame styles however in order to do this, you will need to order the “panel only” style to open the frame options. This will allow you to choose the frame you want.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Metal Prints

Visit our Frame Moulding Style page to view the sizes we offer. Select the moulding you are interested in to get more details on that particular moulding.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Frame

Most of our frames are wood. Many also have a laminate or veneer however there are also metal (aluminum) as well as polystyrene. For more info on wood frames and polystyrene, read this article on mouldings and what they are made of.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Frame

We do offer more moldings on-site and for offline orders. Contact us directly to learn more.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Frame

For framed prints, Tyvek backing (black or white) is placed on the back of the frame to seal the artwork from dust and moisture. Appropriate hanging hardware is installed on the back.

For frames ordered without the print, hanging hardware is provided but not installed.

Shell-packs (3-packs) do not include any hanging hardware.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Frame

We have built in volume discounts that are applied when you order multiple copies of a frame. Add more than one to your shopping cart and the per item price will update to the discounted price.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Pricing

All framing is cut and joined at the framing center located in San Antonio, Texas. print and framing facility. This is done by a team of experienced members of FinerWorks framing department.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Top Questions

Our average for most frames is 3 to 5 business days however there may be exceptions dependent on current inventory levels and how quickly the supplier can send us the required stock.

You can also see our turnaround time page for time frame details.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Ordering, Shipping

Framing & Matting

The following items arrive ready to hang:

  • framed prints
  • stretched & mounted canvas
  • wood prints
  • acrylic prints
  • metal prints (with the exception of some styles)
  • wall art standouts

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

When you are setting up your print online, you can order a custom-made frame and/or matting  Note, that not all products can be framed and some styles of prints will be restricted to certain types of framing options. As an example, a thick stretched and mounted canvas print might be too deep to fit within more shallow frame mouldings. Likewise, a plain fine art paper print, cannot utilize a canvas floater frame. If ordering a frame with your print, only those options that can accommodate the print will be available.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Frame

Sure! Just visit our Frame Moulding Style page to pick out a frame and order online.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Frame

We do. In fact, because our frames are made-to-order, we do not price our custom sizes any differently than those considered to be considered a more standard or common size.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Top Questions

To price frames only, just visit our Frame Moulding Style page. Find the moulding you’d like to price, enter the frame size you want to get pricing.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Pricing

We offer acrylic glass which you may sometimes see referred to as glazing. We have several types: A premium clear, a premium clear with reflection control (non-glare) as well as two of these versions that also have UV blockers. Acrylic glass and can be ordered with your frame or ala carte.

FinerWorks currently does not offer actual glass as the glazing since glass has a high rate of breaking during shipping.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Glazing

Yes. You can order from a wide range of frame styles however in order to do this, you will need to order the “panel only” style to open the frame options. This will allow you to choose the frame you want.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Metal Prints

Visit our Frame Moulding Style page to view the sizes we offer. Select the moulding you are interested in to get more details on that particular moulding.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Frame

Most of our frames are wood. Many also have a laminate or veneer however there are also metal (aluminum) as well as polystyrene. For more info on wood frames and polystyrene, read this article on mouldings and what they are made of.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Frame

We do offer more moldings on-site and for offline orders. Contact us directly to learn more.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Frame

For framed prints, Tyvek backing (black or white) is placed on the back of the frame to seal the artwork from dust and moisture. Appropriate hanging hardware is installed on the back.

For frames ordered without the print, hanging hardware is provided but not installed.

Shell-packs (3-packs) do not include any hanging hardware.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Category: Frame

We have built in volume discounts that are applied when you order multiple copies of a frame. Add more than one to your shopping cart and the per item price will update to the discounted price.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Pricing

All framing is cut and joined at the framing center located in San Antonio, Texas. print and framing facility. This is done by a team of experienced members of FinerWorks framing department.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Top Questions

Our average for most frames is 3 to 5 business days however there may be exceptions dependent on current inventory levels and how quickly the supplier can send us the required stock.

You can also see our turnaround time page for time frame details.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Ordering, Shipping

Frame prices do not include any matting or acrylic glazing. To view prices on matting, visit our Picture Frame Matting page.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Categories: Matting, Pricing

Yes, you can. When creating your print, make sure you include a border on your print. Matting options will be found below sizing.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Matting by itself can be ordered from our Matting Options page.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

We do. You can specify matting outer width and height as well as window width and height when ordering matting by itself.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

Yes, we do offer double matting options as part of our online print and framing services.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

To customize the size of your matting, adjust your frame’s width and height and the matting will automatically adjust to match the frame size.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

You can browse our Matting Options page to see available colors.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

Yes it is. We use acid-free, lignin-free conservation grade matboard.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

We have built in volume discounts that are applied when you order multiple copies of a mat. Add more than one to your shopping cart and the per item price will update to the discounted price.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Categories: Matting, Pricing

Glazing is the term we use to refer to having your work behind glass. The purpose of the glazing is to provide protection to your prints. It is not necessary in all instances of a framed print as is the case with a framed canvas, but for prints on fine art papers it is recommended since it protects against scuffing and direct contact. FinerWorks currently does not offer actual glass as the glazing but instead provides a safer and common framer’s alternative in the form of clear acrylic (plexiglass). Acrylic provides an advantage to glass by being lighter and less likely to break during shipping.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Glazing

We do. View our Acrylic Glass page to view options for acrylic glazing.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Category: Glazing

 View our Acrylic Glass page to view options for acrylic glazing.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Glazing

Glazing

We offer acrylic glass which you may sometimes see referred to as glazing. We have several types: A premium clear, a premium clear with reflection control (non-glare) as well as two of these versions that also have UV blockers. Acrylic glass and can be ordered with your frame or ala carte.

FinerWorks currently does not offer actual glass as the glazing since glass has a high rate of breaking during shipping.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Glazing

Glazing is the term we use to refer to having your work behind glass. The purpose of the glazing is to provide protection to your prints. It is not necessary in all instances of a framed print as is the case with a framed canvas, but for prints on fine art papers it is recommended since it protects against scuffing and direct contact. FinerWorks currently does not offer actual glass as the glazing but instead provides a safer and common framer’s alternative in the form of clear acrylic (plexiglass). Acrylic provides an advantage to glass by being lighter and less likely to break during shipping.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Glazing

We do. View our Acrylic Glass page to view options for acrylic glazing.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Glazing

 View our Acrylic Glass page to view options for acrylic glazing.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Glazing

Kodak Prints

The following items arrive ready to hang:

  • framed prints
  • stretched & mounted canvas
  • wood prints
  • acrylic prints
  • metal prints (with the exception of some styles)
  • wall art standouts
Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

The difference is in the technology used to print the two. We usually refer to the regular photo prints as lab prints since they are produced by modern digital photo printers. The prints on canvas and art papers are produced with high end inkjet printers. For a more detailed explanation, please visit the following blog post:

 

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Kodak Prints

Matting

Frame prices do not include any matting or acrylic glazing. To view prices on matting, visit our Picture Frame Matting page.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Categories: Matting, Pricing

Yes, you can. When creating your print, make sure you include a border on your print. Matting options will be found below sizing.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Matting by itself can be ordered from our Matting Options page.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

We do. You can specify matting outer width and height as well as window width and height when ordering matting by itself.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

Yes, we do offer double matting options as part of our online print and framing services.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

To customize the size of your matting, adjust your frame’s width and height and the matting will automatically adjust to match the frame size.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

You can browse our Matting Options page to see available colors.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

Yes it is. We use acid-free, lignin-free conservation grade matboard.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

We have built in volume discounts that are applied when you order multiple copies of a mat. Add more than one to your shopping cart and the per item price will update to the discounted price.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Categories: Matting, Pricing

Metal Prints

The following items arrive ready to hang:

  • framed prints
  • stretched & mounted canvas
  • wood prints
  • acrylic prints
  • metal prints (with the exception of some styles)
  • wall art standouts

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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No. Instead a process called dye sublimation is used. This turns the inks to a gaseous state that is able to bond to specially treated items like the aluminum panels.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Metal Prints

No. Prepare your file just like you would for any of our prints. We do recommend your file be at least 150 to 300 pixels per inch (ppi) for optimal results.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Metal Prints

Use any non-abrasive cloth or paper towel along with a non-ammonia based cleaner or water for best results.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Metal Prints

The coating on the metal is like an enamel in which the image fuses. This is quite durable therefore the image itself is not too likely to become scratched unless a hard or sharp object comes in contact with it. It still is wise to treat it with general care.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Category: Metal Prints

Yes. You can order from a wide range of frame styles however in order to do this, you will need to order the “panel only” style to open the frame options. This will allow you to choose the frame you want.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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Categories: Frame, Metal Prints

Product Questions

A giclée print is a way to classify a professionally produced print using inkjet technology; primarily printed on canvas or fine art paper with archival-grade inks. While the process is only several decades old, it has quickly become the method of choice for both artists and photographers. Read more


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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The following items arrive ready to hang:

  • framed prints
  • stretched & mounted canvas
  • wood prints
  • acrylic prints
  • metal prints (with the exception of some styles)
  • wall art standouts

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Yes. Many artists order their under-paintings from us.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Canvas Prints

Our canvas prints are produced with new resin inks. The resin-coated pigments acts as a built-in liquid coating for each inkdrop which alleviates the need to apply any sort of liquid coating or laminate like done in the past. This allows for greater image details and consistency across print-to-print.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Canvas Prints

Samples can only be ordered from our parent company FinerWorks. To access these go here.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Canvas Prints

For canvas, we primarily use poly-cotton blend canvases, specially coated to receive the inks used by our printers. The canvas has an oxford weave giving it a natural canvas texture as favored by professional photographers.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Canvas Prints

Both Epson and Canon promote their inks as being resistant to fading over time. Over time we have used both wide-format printers from both companies. Our parent company FinerWorks has been producing canvas prints since around 2001. In that time, we have had no one contact us and indicate their print had faded.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Your giclee canvas print will last up to 150 years with the proper care. Both Epson and Canon promote their inks as being resistant to fading over time.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Canvas Prints

Yes. We use only sap-free lumber for our stretcher bars. Our preference has always been Kiln dried pine as it is not likely to crack, warp, or become brittle.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Canvas Prints

While our staff will be happy to offer suggestions sometimes the best choice won’t be obvious until you view the image printed on the paper. There are four characteristics that affect how an image will appear on any of our varied fine art papers: ink absorption, brightness, texture and gloss levels (if any).  A good start is test printing small prints on different papers. You can also order one of our starter kits to see and feel our different paper types.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Fine Art Papers

To extend the life-span, store you giclee fine art paper print out of direct sunlight and avoid extreme temperature changes or exposure to humidity. It is recommended that paper prints be framed behind glass or acrylic glazing when on display. If kept in a retail environment unframed, you should keep the prints sealed in clear, acid free bags. we offer these bags on our website.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Fine Art Papers

Some papers have more difficulty in flattening out than others. This is especially true during the cooler months but can happen during any time of the year. The papers the prints are produced on are originally in rolls and the prints are printed on these rolls. In most cases we will ship prints up to a certain size flat so that they have had time to lose their curl and flatten out however this is not a guarantee. Thicker or heavier weight papers may still need more time to flatten out. We have a blog posting on our site which discusses this in more detail as well as some solutions.

Fixing Prints Which Curl


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Fine Art Papers

In most cases your prints will not be coated and definitely not laminated. In some instances we may need to coat prints which have large expanses of dark colors in them such as solid black backgrounds. This is to help alleviate potential scuff marks that are visible within the print if not looking at it behind glass or a clear plastic sleeve.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Fine Art Papers

Order samples of our giclee papers and canvas here.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Fine Art Papers

Yes. The fine art paper prints are printed with a method we refer to as giclee printing. This is a technology that has evolved since the late 20th century to use primarily aqueous wide format printers with archival inks on archival media.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Fine Art Papers

More and more fine art photographers are turning to giclée prints since in many cases, photos look better and have a wider color gamut than you might normally experience with traditional photo prints. This was not always the case but advancements in inkjet technology over the past 10 years have allowed the right image with the right paper to offer a superior color gamut and better contrast and depth.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Fine Art Papers

In addition to the standard canvas and art papers FinerWorks offers for online ordering, customers can also choose from a wide range of name brand media types when ordering larger quantities offline. View options here

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Fine Art Papers

We do not recommend this. We cannot guarantee any paper print that has been embellished or has had paint applied to it. Unlike canvas, many of the papers will wilt and warp like most papers when saturated with any sort of liquid base. While some customers have reported success with both acrylic and oil paints when embellishing their fine art paper prints others have reported negative results. If you think you want to try doing this you should consider ordering smaller prints to test and practice the technique that works best for you before attempting with a larger print. Most artists that attempt this will pre-coat their print with either a spray fixative or spray lacquer based coating to seal the print first.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Fine Art Papers

Yes. We offer some special request media types for high volume offline orders. Check the options list and make sure you contact us for a quote when you have an opportunity to place a very large order with FinerWorks.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Yes, you can. When creating your print, make sure you include a border on your print. Matting options will be found below sizing.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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No. Instead a process called dye sublimation is used. This turns the inks to a gaseous state that is able to bond to specially treated items like the aluminum panels.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

Learn more…

Category: Metal Prints

No. Prepare your file just like you would for any of our prints. We do recommend your file be at least 150 to 300 pixels per inch (ppi) for optimal results.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Metal Prints

Use any non-abrasive cloth or paper towel along with a non-ammonia based cleaner or water for best results.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Metal Prints

The coating on the metal is like an enamel in which the image fuses. This is quite durable therefore the image itself is not too likely to become scratched unless a hard or sharp object comes in contact with it. It still is wise to treat it with general care.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Metal Prints

Yes. You can order from a wide range of frame styles however in order to do this, you will need to order the “panel only” style to open the frame options. This will allow you to choose the frame you want.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Metal Prints

No. We have found non face-mounted acrylics to be subpar in image quality therefore we have moved to the more popular face mounted acrylic print option. This allows us to take advantage of both the superior color gamut and resolution that modern inkjet offers on high quality photo papers.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Acrylic Prints

Yes, we can for quantities of 5 or more of the exact same item. Contact us directly since our website does not allow for ordering all custom sizes in acrylic prints.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Acrylic Prints

The method used to create the acrylic prints we offer will provide little risk in fading unless exposed to direct sunlight over a length of time. Since acrylic is a type of polycarbonate, very hot conditions such as a hot car exposed to sunlight can potentially cause it to warp. It is best to keep it indoors to prevent this from happening. A good measure to help reinforce the acrylic print is the optional die bond backing.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Acrylic Prints

The image is sublimated directly onto the treated surface of the panel using special dye based inks. This makes then smudge proof and not likely to be scratched unless scraped with a hard or sharp object.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Wood Prints

This is not recommended. The veneer has a coating which the image has been sublimated to. Some chemicals could potentially harm the surface.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Wood Prints

White is not a standard color that is printed. Essentially when an image has pure white, no color is applied to that area.  As the colors in an image get darker, more ink is applied. If your image has pure white, it will appear as transparent. That is where the beauty of wood prints come in since your underlying wood pattern becomes more visible the lighter the color.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Wood Prints

Softproofing relies on having a consistent white level on the surface of the media the image is being printed to. Since the wood is not white and the hue of the wood can vary slightly dependent upon the age of the veneer, there is no way to profile a wood print.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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Categories: Ordering, Wood Prints

You should not have do anything other than choose a size that matches as close to your image as possible.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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Category: Wood Prints

Absolutely. You can use acrylic or oils.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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Category: Wood Prints

We now offer press-printed cards on fine art paper. These are available as post cards, flat cards or folded cards. View card options and pricing here.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Cards

Pricing for fine art cards can be viewed here.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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Category: Cards

We do not offer custom sizing for cards. We offer a variety of standard sizes for our cards. Size options can be viewed here.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Cards

We offer discounted rates for sets of duplicate cards.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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Category: Cards

Yes. When purchasing multiple copies of the same card, you will qualify for a discounted rate. 


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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Category: Cards

We have 2 types.

Our Fine Art Linen is a linen-embossed, texture matte on solar-white 100 lb. card stock. Our Smooth White Matte offers a smooth matte finish on solar-white 100 lb. card stock.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Cards

Cards will have a bleed of approximately 1/8 inch, so we recommend allowing for this bleed when formatting your image file. Subject matter on or close to the edges may be partially cropped or appear off-centered.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

At this time we do not offer the option to print imagery inside the folded cards.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Cards

You may include a logo or graphics to the back of your folded card. Just choose one of your uploaded images to add imagery to the back. Keep in mind that the print area may be limited so it will be important to format your image file to fit the dimensions of the print area (for more info watch this).

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Cards

Folded cards and smaller flat cards will each come with its own envelope.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Cards

We do not offer direct card mailing services.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Cards

Your set of cards will arrive in its own card box with a clear top for easy viewing. Keep in mind that multiple sets will not always have their own boxes as these boxes are utilized for packaging and shipping purposes. We do not currently offer card storage boxes for purchase.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Cards

Yes, your flat cards may have images or graphics on both sides. 

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Cards

You are not. After formatting the front of the card, you may add it directly to your cart. The back of the card will arrive blank.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Cards

The difference is in the technology used to print the two. We usually refer to the regular photo prints as lab prints since they are produced by modern digital photo printers. The prints on canvas and art papers are produced with high end inkjet printers. For a more detailed explanation, please visit the following blog post:

 

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Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Kodak Prints
Adding a border to your print will increase the overall sheet size. It will not cause the print area to be smaller.
 

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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We can convert your image to sepia or black and white at no additional charge, in addition to color/contrast fixes. We also offer touch up services in addition to textured brush strokes for canvas prints.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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When you are setting up your print online, you can order a custom-made frame and/or matting  Note, that not all products can be framed and some styles of prints will be restricted to certain types of framing options. As an example, a thick stretched and mounted canvas print might be too deep to fit within more shallow frame mouldings. Likewise, a plain fine art paper print, cannot utilize a canvas floater frame. If ordering a frame with your print, only those options that can accommodate the print will be available.

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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Category: Frame

Sure! Just visit our Frame Moulding Style page to pick out a frame and order online.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Frame

We do. In fact, because our frames are made-to-order, we do not price our custom sizes any differently than those considered to be considered a more standard or common size.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Categories: Frame, Top Questions

To price frames only, just visit our Frame Moulding Style page. Find the moulding you’d like to price, enter the frame size you want to get pricing.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Categories: Frame, Pricing

We offer acrylic glass which you may sometimes see referred to as glazing. We have several types: A premium clear, a premium clear with reflection control (non-glare) as well as two of these versions that also have UV blockers. Acrylic glass and can be ordered with your frame or ala carte.

FinerWorks currently does not offer actual glass as the glazing since glass has a high rate of breaking during shipping.

Canvas Prints

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Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Categories: Frame, Glazing

Visit our Frame Moulding Style page to view the sizes we offer. Select the moulding you are interested in to get more details on that particular moulding.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Frame

Most of our frames are wood. Many also have a laminate or veneer however there are also metal (aluminum) as well as polystyrene. For more info on wood frames and polystyrene, read this article on mouldings and what they are made of.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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Category: Frame

We do offer more moldings on-site and for offline orders. Contact us directly to learn more.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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Category: Frame

For framed prints, Tyvek backing (black or white) is placed on the back of the frame to seal the artwork from dust and moisture. Appropriate hanging hardware is installed on the back.

For frames ordered without the print, hanging hardware is provided but not installed.

Shell-packs (3-packs) do not include any hanging hardware.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Frame

We have built in volume discounts that are applied when you order multiple copies of a frame. Add more than one to your shopping cart and the per item price will update to the discounted price.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Categories: Frame, Pricing

All framing is cut and joined at the framing center located in San Antonio, Texas. print and framing facility. This is done by a team of experienced members of FinerWorks framing department.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Categories: Frame, Top Questions

Our average for most frames is 3 to 5 business days however there may be exceptions dependent on current inventory levels and how quickly the supplier can send us the required stock.

You can also see our turnaround time page for time frame details.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Categories: Frame, Ordering, Shipping

Frame prices do not include any matting or acrylic glazing. To view prices on matting, visit our Picture Frame Matting page.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Categories: Matting, Pricing

Matting by itself can be ordered from our Matting Options page.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Matting

We do. You can specify matting outer width and height as well as window width and height when ordering matting by itself.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Matting

Yes, we do offer double matting options as part of our online print and framing services.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Matting

To customize the size of your matting, adjust your frame’s width and height and the matting will automatically adjust to match the frame size.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Matting

You can browse our Matting Options page to see available colors.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Matting

Yes it is. We use acid-free, lignin-free conservation grade matboard.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Matting

We have built in volume discounts that are applied when you order multiple copies of a mat. Add more than one to your shopping cart and the per item price will update to the discounted price.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

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Categories: Matting, Pricing

Glazing is the term we use to refer to having your work behind glass. The purpose of the glazing is to provide protection to your prints. It is not necessary in all instances of a framed print as is the case with a framed canvas, but for prints on fine art papers it is recommended since it protects against scuffing and direct contact. FinerWorks currently does not offer actual glass as the glazing but instead provides a safer and common framer’s alternative in the form of clear acrylic (plexiglass). Acrylic provides an advantage to glass by being lighter and less likely to break during shipping.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Glazing

We do. View our Acrylic Glass page to view options for acrylic glazing.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Category: Glazing

 View our Acrylic Glass page to view options for acrylic glazing.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Glazing

Some people may be surprised to see that acrylic prints look incredibly sharp when printing a high resolution, sharp and crisp image file. That is because the acrylic prints we offer are face mounted prints in which the image is printed on our satin luster paper or metallic paper. It is then face mounted to the back of the acrylic. The printers used for these papers are high resolution Canon inkjet photo printers, which is why these have the potential to look so sharp.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Acrylic Prints

Acrylic glass is made of digitally cut panes of crystal clear acrylic. Acrylic glass is a safer alternative to actual glass. Not only is it lighter but actual glass tends to have a high rate of breaking during shipping.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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We print on 1/8″ thick precision-cut panels of acrylic glass and mount the panel on 1/2″ thick black Gatorboard. The total depth is a little less than 3/4″ inches.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Yes. We manufacture a plate made of dibond with a keyhole routed in the center. This is nested flush to the back of the Gatorboard backing. This allows the print to easily be hung on the wall.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Both provide a popular sleek modern appearance to your artwork and both use crystal clear panels of acrylic however there are some substantial differences between the two.

First, the HD Face Mounted Acrylics use 1/4″ panes of acrylic while the Acrylic Glass Prints use 1/8″ thick panes.  This can make the HD Face Mounted Acrylic look a little more substantial up close however it also adds extra considerable weight to the product.

Second, The HD Face HD-mounted acrylic has the image printed on either a luster or metallic photo paper. This allows high-resolution images to best take advantage of a wider color gamut and higher-resolution printing. The paper is then mounted to the acrylic glass from behind. With Acrylic Glass Prints, the image is printed directly on the back of the acrylic and finished off with a layer of white. This makes producing the print easier and less expensive. The disadvantage is the color gamut is more limited so artists and photographers who ar exceptionally particular about color accuracy and color gamut might find the HD Acrylic Prints more capable.

Ultimately the Acrylic Glass Prints are lighter, and easier to produce and ship, therefore the cost is much less. We recommend these for most home, office, and even commercial environments. But for higher-end displays and markets, such as galleries, we typically recommend the HD Face Mounted Acrylics.


One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.
 

Giclee Printing at FinerWorks

One of the largest ranges of paper selections, while using the highest level of archival print technology allowing superior detail and color, you can create custom giclee prints of your artwork and photos.

Learn more…

Yes, we can. Technically the largest we can do is 4×8 ft which is the size of the precut acrylic sheets however be aware there may be some steep shipping requirements to ship something that large, such as the need to ship via freight on a pallet. Anything 40×30 or less usually does not have any special shipping considerations and can go via shipping methods like UPS Ground.

Contact us to see if this is something we can accommodate for you.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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When it comes to printing photography which is grayscale or meant to appear black and white, most photographers gravitate to the metallic version. With the metallic version, the image is printed on metallic paper (Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl) before mounting it face forward to the back of the acrylic.

Order HD Face Mounted Acrylic Prints

Printed on high quality photo paper and face mounted to 1/4″ acrylic with polished edges. Choose between satin luster or metallic photo paper. Included is easy to install hanging hardware in the form of a French cleat.

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Category: Acrylic Prints

Wood Prints

The following items arrive ready to hang:

  • framed prints
  • stretched & mounted canvas
  • wood prints
  • acrylic prints
  • metal prints (with the exception of some styles)
  • wall art standouts
Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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The image is sublimated directly onto the treated surface of the panel using special dye based inks. This makes then smudge proof and not likely to be scratched unless scraped with a hard or sharp object.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Wood Prints

This is not recommended. The veneer has a coating which the image has been sublimated to. Some chemicals could potentially harm the surface.

Canvas Prints

Order Giclee Printing on Canvas

Printed using some of the highest archival standards in the industry, your photos or artwork will last for decades to come.

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Category: Wood Prints

White is not a standard color that is printed. Essentially when an image has pure white, no color is applied to that area.  As the colors in an image get darker, more ink is applied. If your image has pure white, it will appear as transparent. That is where the beauty of wood prints come in since your underlying wood pattern becomes more visible the lighter the color.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Wood Prints

Softproofing relies on having a consistent white level on the surface of the media the image is being printed to. Since the wood is not white and the hue of the wood can vary slightly dependent upon the age of the veneer, there is no way to profile a wood print.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Categories: Ordering, Wood Prints

You should not have do anything other than choose a size that matches as close to your image as possible.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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Category: Wood Prints

Absolutely. You can use acrylic or oils.

Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

Learn more…

Category: Wood Prints
Metal Prints

Order HD Chromaluxe® Metal Prints

Print your artwork or photography as custom-size metal prints. Using the dye-sublimation process, your image is fused to the surface of rigid aluminum panels. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office. Choose from multiple metal surface options. Order it framed, with a float wall mounting or even with a tabletop easel back.

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One Reply to “Best Practices for Matting Prints”

  1. It’s interesting to know that matting takes a lot of work to get right. I will keep that in mind when getting acrylic photo printing services someday. Getting that print matted will help a lot in preparing it to be displayed.

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