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How to buy a print - Types of Prints

Giclée/Pigment Archival Fine Art Print

A method of printmaking used particularly to produce high-quality images from a digital source by ink-jet printing. The ink can be sprayed onto a wide range of media in millions of colours utilizing continuous tone technology to create fine art prints.

The word Giclée ("g-clay"), is derived from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt or spray", Giclée, is used to describe a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival art paper to achieve prints displaying a painterly quality. ArisPrints use paper produced by the German company Hahnemuhle who have been producing and selling acid-free artists paper since 1584. 


Silver Gelatin Print

Silver Gelatin prints produced on the most common form of photographic paper up to the present day, introduced into general use in the 1880s. These prints are made with silver halides suspended in a layer of gelatin on fibre basedpaper. They are developed using the three-bath chemistry of developer, stop, and fixer, and can be chemically toned to alter the finished look of the print.


All of our limited edition prints are marked with the Brian Aris embossed stamp on the front, lower right of the print within the border. Prints are also signed and numbered by Brian Aris within the border. Each limited edition print is supplied with a certificate of authenticity.


Consult our FAQ page for answers to some frequently asked questions or alternatively, if you would like more information on a particular print or for any other enquiry please contact the archive by completing the form on the contact page.

Lambda C-Type Print

Lambda technology uses three lasers merged into one beam. The image is then exposed to photosensitive Fuji Crystal Archive papers before being ‘wet’ processed in much the same manner as traditional photographic printing. 

ChromaLuxe Fine Art Print

ChromaLuxe printing uses a process called ‘dye sublimation’ to fuse images on to aluminium with an outstanding depth - comparable to traditional Cibachrome prints. ChromaLuxe prints are archival, waterproof, abrasion resistant, fire resistant and chemical resistant – making artwork suitable for almost any interior or exterior environment. Using this unique process, images and artwork is even suitable for display underwater. For high-traffic areas, or climatically challenging environments and offers an unparalleled endurance and remarkable stability.


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