Printing

Armed with the latest wide-format print tech and the finest archival papers, all the artworks on DROOL are produced to exceptional archival standard, resulting in incredibly sharp and vibrant giclée prints

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Sustainably sourced
Paper from FSC-
approved forests
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Eco-inks
Printed using water
based inks
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Global production
Printed as close to you
as possible

Print spec

Every print is produced using a 12-colour giclée printer and examined by a real human being before being sent out. This, along with the fact we only use original and official UV (pigment based) inks, allows us to produce razor-sharp detail and amazingly vivid or saturated colours compared to that of other printing methods. So with 100+ year colour guarantee and professional colour management, we’re trusted by famous artist and galleries to faithfully reproduce the tone, temperature and look of their original images

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Giclée printed

The word giclée or “gee-clay”, is based on the French verb gicler which means “to squirt or spray”. First coined by printmaker Jack Duganne in 1991, giclée printing is a fine art digital printing method that uses specialist archival pigment inks and acid-free papers. The results of this mean you can enjoy gallery-quality prints with excellent depth of colour, longevity and stability. How it works is, microscopic dots of pigment ink are squirted onto high-quality fine art or photographic papers using really high-end inkjet printers, allowing allow for exceptional accuracy, wide tonal range and colour gamut

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Our papers

A carefully selected range of specialist art and photographic papers
(the artist chooses which paper their artwork is produced on)

Smooth art paper 220gsm
An exceptionally high-quality, unbranded fine art paper that offers great affordability without a compromise on quality. With a smooth, clean matte finish this paper is extremely consistent and works beautifully with full-colour graphics, illustrations, fine art and photography. The matte finish emphasises highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art

Texture Light
Durability High
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Premium Paper
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm
A heavyweight matte paper made of 100% cotton rag with a natural white tone and excellent black saturation. Popular among professional photographers and illustrators, this paper has a chalky smooth cotton feel which creates smooth colour gradients. So it produces very premium-quality print reproductions

Texture Slight
Durability Delicate surface
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Looking for something more bespoke? DROOL+ is our premium finishing service. This service adheres to the same exceptional quality as our everyday printing, but with the added benefit of:

  • 3 additional premium fine art papers
  • 5 additional frames

Produced and shipped from our flagship UK print lab

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