Fine Art (Giclée) Printing and Artwork Reproduction.

Framing Manchester offers a Fine Art and Photographic Printing Service.

We have a Canon large format, state of the art 12 colour pigment ink printer, and we offer the complete Giclee Printing service to artists, photographers and anyone who needs high quality printing.

We can print your work to the highest standards and on the best quality papers. Whether you bring the images to us in-store on a memory stick or use a file upload service like WeTransfer, we’ll open up the files with you and make sure everything is correctly sized and formatted.

From experience, ordering prints online can be a minefield, and you can end up not getting exactly what you wanted in the post. We offer a personal and friendly service, and offer a next day service whenever possible.

What is Giclée Printing?

‘Giclée Printing’ is a term used to describe the highest level of digital printing.

Rather than the standard 4 colours traditionally associated with digital printing (CMYK), our printer has 12 ink tanks, therefore providing a much wider range of colours. The pigment inks used are archival, and resist fading under normal conditions, keeping the prints looking great for a lifetime. When the inks are combined with high quality archival paper, and high resolution images it can then be classed as a Giclée print.

Please let us know if you need help preparing your files for printing, such as resizing and making sure you have the correct profiles. We are happy to help guide you through.

One of the most common questions we are asked is whether an image file is large enough to enlarge without loss of quality. Feel free to send us the files via WeTransfer and we’ll check for you.

Paper Types & Example Pricing

To make our pricing the most economical for our customers, our prices are based on the amount of paper used per linear centimetre. We use rolls of paper that are either 24 inches wide (approx. 60cm) or 44 inches wide (approx. 110cm). Sometimes with multiple smaller prints, it means you can get two prints for the price of one. You can have any bespoke size up to 44″ wide, but we’ve listed some example pricing below to to give you an idea of costs. Our minimum order is £10.00 plus VAT.

If you need any help, please give us a call on 0161 850 2833 or email info@framingmanchester.co.uk

Click on a paper type for information and example prices (Excluding VAT):

is a smooth, bright white, middleweight, all-purpose paper with a matt finish. This cost-effective paper is ideal for running proofs or printing final images. Matt Ultra’s wide colour gamut reliably delivers beautiful images every time.

A4£6.30 (for 2 prints)
A3£9.00 ( for 1 print)
£12.60 (for 2 prints)
A2£12.60
A1£25.20
A0£53.55
30x40cm£9.00 (for 1 print)
£12.00 (for 2 prints)
40x50cm£12.00
50x70cm£21.00
70x100cm£31.50
10 x 12ӣ7.50 (for 2 prints)
11 x 14ӣ10.80 ( for 2 prints)
16 x 20ӣ12.30

is a flat, stiff, middle-weight paper with a lustre finish. The paper has a bright white base and an instant dry, micro-porous, coating. This multi award-winning paper’s wide colour gamut and high D-MAX delivers beautiful images, both in colour and B&W.

A4£9.45 (for 2 prints)
A3£13.50 ( for 1 print)
£18.90 (for 2 prints)
A2£18.90
A1£37.80
A0£89.25
30x40cm£13.50 ( for 1 print)
£18.00 ( for 2 prints)
40x50cm£18.00
50x70cm£31.50
70x100cm£52.50
10 x 12ӣ11.25 (for 2 prints)
11 x 14ӣ16.20 ( for 2 prints)
16 x 20ӣ18.45

Made from 100% alpha-cellulose pulp, is a heavyweight exhibition quality paper, and is protected against environmental influence, so prints will last for decades. The paper’s archival quality makes it ideal for professional or amateur photographers who want to create long-lasting images, while its glossy finish and tonal range makes it a good choice for those who don’t want to lose detail when shooting in bright conditions.

A4£9.45 (for 2 prints)
A3£13.50 ( for 1 print)
£18.90 (for 2 prints)
A2£18.90
A1£37.80
A0£89.25
30x40cm£13.50 ( for 1 print)
£18.00 ( for 2 prints)
40x50cm£18.00
50x70cm£31.50
70x100cm£52.50
10 x 12ӣ11.25 (for 2 prints)
11 x 14ӣ16.20 ( for 2 prints)
16 x 20ӣ18.45

is 100% polyester canvas with a full matt surface. The canvas’ bright white appearance and crack-resistant surface ensures an excellent result when stretching and framing.

A4£6.30 (for 2 prints)
A3£9.00 ( for 1 print)
£12.60 (for 2 prints)
A2£12.60
A1£25.20
A0£53.55
30x40cm£9.00 (for 1 print)
£12.00 (for 2 prints)
40x50cm£12.00
50x70cm£21.00
70x100cm£31.50
10 x 12ӣ7.50 (for 2 prints)
11 x 14ӣ10.80 ( for 2 prints)
16 x 20ӣ12.30

Platinum Etching 285 is 100% acid free, fine art paper with a velvety, textured surface. A natural white base and state of the art ink-receiving layer, delivers a high D-MAX and wide colour gamut. Platinum Etching is 25% cotton and 75% alpha-cellulose. When used in conjunction with pigment inks, the paper will ensure a print life of more than 85 years.

A4£9.45 (for 2 prints)
A3£13.50 ( for 1 print)
£18.90 (for 2 prints)
A2£18.90
A1£37.80
A0£89.25
30x40cm£13.50 ( for 1 print)
£18.00 ( for 2 prints)
40x50cm£18.00
50x70cm£31.50
70x100cm£52.50
10 x 12ӣ11.25 (for 2 prints)
11 x 14ӣ16.20 ( for 2 prints)
16 x 20ӣ18.45

is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality FineArt inkjet printing. Combined with the matt premium inkjet coating, this paper produces outstanding prints that feature brilliant colours, deep blacks, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail.

A4£12.60 (for 2 prints)
A3£18.00 ( for 1 print)
£25.20 (for 2 prints)
A2£25.20
A1£50.40
A0£113.05
30x40cm£18.00 ( for 1 print)
£24.00 ( for 2 prints)
40x50cm£24.00
50x70cm£42.00
70x100cm£66.50
10 x 12ӣ15.00 (for 2 prints)
11 x 14ӣ12.260 ( for 2 prints)
16 x 20ӣ24.60

is a traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper, complete with an inkjet coating designed especially for FineArt applications. The white art paper made from 100% alpha cellulose is characterised by its extraordinary velvety tactile feel and its fine, clearly defined felt structure. German Etching is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance.

A4£12.60 (for 2 prints)
A3£18.00 ( for 1 print)
£25.20 (for 2 prints)
A2£25.20
A1£50.40
A0£113.05
30x40cm£18.00 ( for 1 print)
£24.00 ( for 2 prints)
40x50cm£24.00
50x70cm£42.00
70x100cm£66.50
10 x 12ӣ15.00 (for 2 prints)
11 x 14ӣ12.260 ( for 2 prints)
16 x 20ӣ24.60

is a poly-cotton canvas with a uniform matt surface. The canvas’ bright white appearance and crack-resistant surface ensures an excellent result when stretching and framing. This reliable and workable canvas is ideally suited to photographers.

A4£9.45 (for 2 prints)
A3£13.50 ( for 1 print)
£18.90 (for 2 prints)
A2£18.90
A1£37.80
A0£89.25
30x40cm£13.50 ( for 1 print)
£18.00 ( for 2 prints)
40x50cm£18.00
50x70cm£31.50
70x100cm£52.50
10 x 12ӣ11.25 (for 2 prints)
11 x 14ӣ16.20 ( for 2 prints)
16 x 20ӣ18.45

Artwork Photography and Reproductions

As well as our Fine Art / Giclee printing service, we can also offer a professional photography service for artists wishing to create prints / reproductions of their work.

As always for customers of Framing Manchester we’ll devote our friendly and personal service, tailored to produce the best results for each artwork. We take photographs in a studio environment to ensure even lighting of the artwork, then undertake editing to maximise the potential for printing. We use a full frame DSLR camera, plus top quality professional lens, to maximise the image quality.
The standard charge per artwork is £50 inc VAT, and discounts are offered should you wish to bring in multiple artworks. This includes:

  • Professional Photography with studio lighting.
  • Colour Correction to make the images as close to your originals as possible.
  • Printed proof and digital copies of images.
  • You retain full rights to the images, we keep a copy on file for whenever you need prints in the future.

For larger pictures (usually above A2) we may charge more as we will have to photograph in sections then stitch them together to achieve high resolution. This service is offered from £100.

Please call us on 0161 850 2833 for more details, or email info@framingmanchester.co.uk

Our Clients

Customer Testimonials

“I’ve worked with Framing Manchester for several years, and have consistently been pleased with their service and quality. The process has always worked so well, offering advice around all framing products, whilst always seeking to meet the requirements of an artist. The frames are always delivered on time, and I have also received assistance on framing and hinging artworks. I use Framing Manchester professionally and personally because the quality of the product is un-matched.”

Manchester Art Gallery

“As a professional artist, I have been using Framing Manchester for many years now, for fine art photography, reproduction, printing and framing. Their services, expertise and customer support have been invaluable – especially as they really go the extra mile to make sure you are happy with the product. I wouldn’t go anywhere else as the quality and price is excellent. I really can’t rate them high enough!”

Sue Scott, Artist

“Bruntwood have worked with Framing Manchester on many projects in recent years – mounting and framing artwork of all kinds for our properties in the region. Their work is always of the highest quality, and Andy and his team are a pleasure to work with.”

Bruntwood, Commercial Property Specialist

“I’ve been going to Framing Manchester since 2014 & in that time I’ve had over 50 prints mounted & framed. A very professional service, very friendly & always happy to help with ideas ……. Highly recommend 10/10 service every time.”

Jack Worrall, Art Collector

“One of my favourite businesses in Manchester. Brilliant knowledgeable team working with high quality materials. I feel that as an artist the business owner they have supported me for years – from early career up to present day. The have created beautiful print editions, framed pieces for my private clients and exhibitions and the feedback was always been very happy. I look forward to working with these guys for years to come.”

Baiba Auria, Owner, Egoiste Gallery