If you’re a keen amateur photographer looking for big prints with professional results, then look no further than Metroprint.
Printing oversized images takes more than a digital file, laser printer and big sheets of paper. That’s why Metroprint is equipped with chemically corrected paper, state of the art laser printers and enlargers on site that are compatible with negatives, slides and digital files, making sure any image can be scaled to the size you want.
The most popular big format printing process is the Giclée, or Inkjet. The print maker Jack Duganne coined the name “Giclée” in 1991. Working with IRIS printers to reproduce fine art prints, Duganne was looking for a name that was more attractive than “Inkjet”. Today, the term Giclée is commonly used by artists and galleries when referring to a digital print made on an ink-jet printer.
Giclée became especially favourable to artists who were making reproductions of their work. The four colour process meant that the artists had maximum control over the printing process from beginning to end. It meant that they could reproduce their work quickly when it was in demand.
Thanks to services like Metroprint, ordering large prints in the UK has never been more affordable or easy. With the most up to date equipment and expertise there is, Metroprint can process up to 84” by 60” for Giclée and 120” by
70” for C-Type orders. Giclée are offered at an economy rate, but it is possible to pay a little more for higher quality prints if you desire.
Metroprint use the best printers available for all their prints, such as the Epson Stylus Pro 11880 and 9900 printers. These machines are combined with the highest quality paper, chosen by the customer to fit their specific needs. At the higher end of the spectrum there is the Hahnemühle German Etching Textured 310gsm paper, Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325gsm and Hahnemühle Photoag 308gsm. Though slightly cheaper, the Permajet Gloss 271gsm and Permajet Oyster 271gsm papers are still of exceptional quality.
For large format C-Type prints, Metroprint have one of 10 Océ Lightjet 500XLprinters in the world, and they know how to use it better than most. Any C-Type print you order that is bigger than 48” will be printed using this impressive machine on a choice of Kodak Professional Ultra Endura or Fuji Crystal Archive paper.
To compare prices and the services on offer, including black and white prints and mounting, you can simply visit their website – www.metro-print.co.uk .