About Our Prints

FLASHBAK PRINT SHOP

The Flashbak Shop sells fine art prints and photographs.

The Print Works

Our fine art printer - The Print Space in London - only uses the finest papers and process to make prints.

A professional art print is made using the very best high definition equipment and finest materials, all overseen by master printers.

Size

All out prints are sized for easy printing. Off-the-shelf frames can be bought at many stores. This saves you money on bespoke frames.

If you can't find a print in the size you want - or want it without a border - please get in touch at info@flashbak.com.

The Process

A Giclée print is a high quality archival inkjet print. The word Giclée (pronounced ‘Jee-Klay’ with a soft J), comes from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray". We use the latest best-in-class Epson Sure Color P9000 printers, capable of producing print resolutions up to 1440 by 2880 DPI.

Print Resolution

Giclée printers have a higher dot per square inch resolution than normal inkjet printers, allowing you to do justice to high quality image files to produce finer, less pixelated prints than you could with a home inkjet printer.

Color Range

Like your home inkjet printer, professional Giclée printers use the CMYK color process, except that they feature a multiple ink cartridge, 8 channel printhead based on the CMYK colour model, adding light magenta, light cyan and 3 levels of black. In combination with theprintspace’s in-house colour profiles, our true Giclée prints deliver unrivalled colour accuracy with superior black & whites, exceptional colour gamut and sublimely smooth gradient transitions.

Archival quality

Giclée printers use a higher quality of fade-resistant, archival, pigment-based inks. When applied to high quality archival substrates, like, for example, the Hahnemühle cotton-based, acid free Rag papers we use at The Print Space, this results in an unbeatable archival lifespan of up to 200 years.

The Gamut

Giclées inkjet prints are produced by applying pure pigment inks directly to the paper. As a result, you can achieve a wider range of colors (known as the gamut) with an inkjet process, especially the purer colours at the extreme end of the spectrum. So, if you have an image with bright punchy colors, and having those colors really stand out is an important part of the effect you’re trying to achieve, then you might want to choose Giclée. 

True Black & White

Professional Giclées use 3 different tones of black and grey ink cartridge. Because these inks can be applied to the paper in pure form (without any colour noise from the other colour cartridges), files prepared in Adobe RGB Grayscale can produce exceptionally clean, colour-cast-free black & white Giclée prints.

The Paper: Hahnemühle Pearl

Hahnemüle Pearl has a smooth orange peel texture and a bright neutral white base, it creates really natural black and white images and offers vibrant colour reproduction and great detail too. The paper is resin coated with a fibrous feel. The satin finish of the resin coating gives depth to the image which combined with the texture and vibrant colour reproduction give the image the feel of an oil painting. Paper weight is GSM 285.

Shipping

We take great care in ensuring its safe, efficient and protected delivery. Firstly, we carefully cover your work with tissue paper and bubble wrap, eliminating the danger of any scratches or folds. Wrapped up and ready to go - your order is placed into a robust cardboard tube, secured and sealed at both ends. Once sealed, our efficient dispatch team send your order, ensuring your prints are delivered both timely and safely.

Tracking

Once you’ve placed an order with us, you will be able to track your order with our delivery updates. All orders are deputed by Real Mail.

Shipping Cost

There is no additional costs for worldwide shipping.

Refunds

Should the product arrive damaged or the print is not not correct, we offer full refunds or redeliver the next working day.

Shopify

Orders are processed by Shopify. Their terms are here.

Copyright

All images in 'Glen Fairweather Archive' are exclusive to Flashbak and should not be used for any purpose without express permission.