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How are Easyart art prints printed

Art prints can be printed using a number of different methods. Each printing method is carefully chosen to achieve the ideal result for both artist and customer. Our printing team have carefully selected the best possible printing methods to meet these needs and to bring you the highest quality art prints at affordable prices. These printing methods are highlighted below.

What is Digital Giclee Printing?

Giclée printing is a fine art, digital print process. We use this method of printing because it allows us to print your single art prints one at a time to very high, ‘museum quality’ standards. This method also allows us to print on a variety of different print materials, including fine art paper, watercolour paper and stretched canvas. The high quality inks and top of the range precision digital printers we use for our Giclée printing, ensure that your favourite artwork is faithfully reproduced every time.

What is Lithographic Printing?

Lithographic or ‘litho’ printing is a print method we use when we receive a high number of orders of a single art print. Unlike other print methods, lithographic printing allows us to print large numbers of prints and still keep a consistent level of high quality. “Litho prints” is the name given to art prints printed on our fine art paper.

What is Silkscreen Printing?

Silkscreen printing is a highly skilled method of reproducing artwork by hand. Firstly, the printer creates an image on a fine mesh screen using a thin coat of wax. A different screen is created for each colour that is needed for the print, making silkscreen printing more suitable for artworks with just a few colours. The screen is laid down onto the paper, and ink is hand-pulled across it using a sponge like device. The ink seeps through the mesh onto the paper leaving a print of the image. This is done one colour at a time, with the print being set aside to dry after each impression. Browse our range of silkscreen art prints.

What are Restrike Etchings?

At Easyart we also offer other, less frequently used methods of printing. Restrike etchings are printed reproductions that are created using authentic metal plates, which are used to make official print runs of an artist’s work. Coloured versions of restrike etchings are hand coloured, giving them an instantly collectable quality.

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Moulding

Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.

Perspex or glass

Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.

Mount

Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.

Backing board

Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.

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In the Design Studio

We partner with the world's top museums and galleries to bring you exclusive prints of the highest quality. Our teams of designers ensure the colours are accurate, papers are well suited and the best frames are suggested.

Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.

Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.

Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.