An art print is a printed reproduction of an original work of art. Art prints can be printed using a number of different printing methods and on a variety of different print materials. These factors, including the quantity that is made available for printing, contribute to the final price of the art print.
At King & McGaw, we work to bring you the best possible images, printed at museum quality standard, all at an affordable price. To achieve this, we have carefully selected the most suitable combination of print materials and methods of printing.
Once you’ve selected the perfect image it’s up to you to decide what material you’d like it printed on. You can choose fine art paper, watercolour paper or if you’re feeling adventurous you can print it as canvas art. Finally, choose the perfect custom frame to match and fit your art print.
The material we print on is important for creating effect and has been carefully chosen for compatibility with our digital printers in order to reproduce your art prints to the highest possible standard. We use the following two art print materials when printing art prints of our own published images. King & McGaw canvas art prints are printed on high quality synthetic canvas.
The Fine Art Paper we use is acid and lignin free, ensuring the image won’t fade over time. The thickness of the paper, which is measured as a weight, is 230gsm (grams per square meter), and is roughly the thickness of 3 sheets of standard photocopy paper put together. This paper type has been selected because of its exceptional print quality, meaning we are able to reproduce high-resolution imagery at museum quality standards. We use digital Giclee printing on our fine art paper.
Our watercolour paper is textured, making it well suited for the reproduction of paintings and drawings. This paper type is slightly thicker than fine art paper at 280gsm, making it a slightly more expensive option. Giclee printing is the preferred printing method on our watercolour paper.