FINE ART PRINTING & SCANNING
ArtLab are the Grand Masters of Fine Art Printing and Scanning
ArtLab was established specifically for the discerning artist and photographer who demands the highest standards of image scanning & reproduction. We are obsessed with digital graphics and a love for the printed image.
We use the world’s finest large-format printers and media for supreme quality fine art and photo printing. All of out fine art prints are produced on archival-quality paper and canvas with a 200 year warranty against fading indoors.
Cruse Scanners are used by some of the world’s finest art and archival institutions such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, NASA, the Smithsonian and national archives around the world. It can scan at at 1.5 billion pixels (you read right) and can scan originals up to 1.5 meters in length (larger with tiling) and up to 15cm in height – which means we can scan your art in it’s frame – even behind glass!
When Grande Exhibitions came to South Africa with the world famous Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition they commissioned ArtLab to print all the fine art images of Leonardo's work. You don't get a higher recommendation than that.
We print on the highest quality professional fine-art media available from Hahnemuehle and other premium brands to ensure the finest reproduction possible.
Fine Art Smooth
Archival – 100% Cotton – High white – Rich high D-Max blacks
A silky smooth surface structure that has the natural characteristics of a smooth high-white art paper. The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high quality fine art & photographic reproduction.
310 gsm – Archival – 100% a-Cellulose, white mould-made paper
Mould-made German Etching paper from Hahnemuehle features a distinct textured surface with the highest industry standards of density, colour gamut, and image sharpness.
305 gsm – Archival – 100% Cotton – High white – Rich high D-Max blacks
Texture of traditional etching board – A “heavy” paper – Ideal for soft tints and grey nuances
Photo Rag Ultra Smooth
305 gsm -100% cotton
Photo Rag® is the most popular paper chosen by photographers to create high quality fine art prints – Fine, smooth surface ideal for printing both black and white and colour photographs and art reproductions.
305 gsm – Archival – 100% cotton rag
Natural white watercolour textured surface -Acid free to preserve both fine art and photos – A radiant white velvet surface for vivid colour reproduction and exceptional finish for black and white images.
Fine Art Baryta
270 gsm – Authentic Barium Sulphate paper
Fibre-based with the classical look and feel of a traditional silver halide baryta paper. Its triple coating makes for razor-sharp prints rich in contrast and makes it equally suited for colour and b/w reproductions. It is 100% acid free and extremely resistant to ageing.
100% Cotton – High white – High D-Max
This high quality 100% cotton canvas is acid free and a true premium product for photographic and fine art reproductions. It features a matte non-reflective surface with a bright white point, exceptionally high Dmax and wide color gamut.
Low cost – Decorative applications
A great affordable canvas printed with solvent ink for long life and durability. Great for stretching and decorative graphics.
Photo Paper – Satin & Gloss
Superb photographic image quality.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) papers for producing images with superb clarity, high sharpness and excellent colour gamut. The high-density, resin coated heavyweight base and smooth “bright white” finish creates the look and feel of a superior photographic print.
Yes indeed! We use only the finest fine art papers and canvas available. Our papers are generally cotton rag with balanced PH to give you acid free stability for the utmost longevity. We only use genuine Epson Ultrachrome inks which on the right media allow us to offer a fade free or yellowing warranty of 150 years! (Indoor lighting conditions away from direct sunlight)
For the technical minded the scanner scans at a whopping 1.5 BILLION pixels!
Other benefits are that originals can be scanned in their frames – through the framing glass. Scan size up to 1.5 meters (larger with tiling)
Result – the best fine art reproduction in South Africa. At any price.
Frankly it is garbage! It is translated from French and means “to squirt” (in a rather unsavoury manner). So it actually (sort of) means “ink-jet” which says nothing apart from the fact a Giclée is an inkjet print. It has no quality connotation or warranty of any sort and and is nothing but a meaningless marketing term to confuse the uninformed and extract more $ from you!