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These historic Illustrated London News pictures and illustrations are giclee printed on-demand so we are able to offer all the historic prints in different sizes, substrates and finishes at all times. The historic art prints are produced from high resolution digital scans of the original historic illustrations, sketches and artworks. Choose any picture at any size as a posters, mounted print, canvas print, mounted canvas print or a framed picture. We do not keep stocks of posters or art prints - we print on-demand - and we deliver to most places in the world.

Print Information

These historic prints are individually produced high-resolution reproduction prints produced on special large format printers.  We print at high resolutions of 1440 printed dots per inch (dpi) on satin and gloss papers, fine art paper and canvases to ensure superior quality reproductions. These prints are far superior to traditional low priced lithographic prints and posters printed typically at 300dpi. 

The giclee print process is recognised by the Fine Arts Trade Guild as a medium of the very highest quality for the reproduction of art prints that accurately display the artist’s true purpose.

The pictures on the site are low resolution thumbnails but each print is produced from a high resolution file by our staff and machines in Bletchley Park. We guarantee that you will receive superb gallery quality fine art prints in the fastest possible turnaround time.

Substrates - Art Papers and Canvas

For simplicity online, we use the following substrates:

  -  Satin Paper
  -  Gloss Paper
  -  Fine Art Paper
  -  Canvases.

You can have your canvas stretched and framed (see below) or you can choose to have your print with a mount and moulding for a framed picture.

Satin Paper is 3944 - 230 g/m² high quality photo paper - Supersorb Photo Paper PE 220 - which is microporous SuperDry coated, based on a high quality opaque white double sided PE coated true photo paper. This high quality paper ensures vibrant photo-realistic image reproduction and has super fast drying of all common inks with a very high ink limit and exceptional wide colour gamut with soft colour gradients.

Gloss Paper is glossy 3938 - 230 g/m² high quality photo paper - Supersorb Photo Paper PE 220 - which is microporous SuperDry coated, based on a high quality opaque white double sided PE coated true photo paper. This high quality paper ensures vibrant photo-realistic image reproduction and has super fast drying of all common inks with a very high ink limit and exceptional wide colour gamut with soft colour gradients.

Fine Art Paper is 315 gsm coated Smooth Cotton High White 100% Cotton Fourdrinier Acid Free Paper. This silky smooth surface structure is designed to retain the natural characteristics of a smooth high-white art paper whilst maintaining the necessary natural aesthetics demanded by fine art. The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high quality fine art and photographic reproduction and designed particularly for giclée technology. It is a high white ultra smooth surface archival quality paper with excellent colour gamut.

Our Canvas is an Instant Dry Canvas WR 350 Satin - 350 g/m² - a single side satin coated Artistic Canvas designed for high quality graphic-art applications on inkjet plotters and printers. You can choose to have a rolled print or a box canvas print – a canvas stretched across a strong wooden frame and delivered to you ready to hang. For more information please see ‘Canvas Prints'.

Fine Art Print Sizes

We can print these historic prints at any print size to suit your requirements - please contact us directly if you do need a specific size. For simplicity on the website, our standard sizes follow the European 'A' size convention:

   - A5 - 210 x 149mm - 8.30' x 5.90 inches
   - A4 - 297 x 210mm - 11.75 x 8.3 inches
   - A3 - 297 x 420mm - 11.75 x 16.5 inches
   - A2 - 420 x 594mm - 16.50 x 23.4 inches
   - A1 - 594 x 841mm - 23.40 x 33.0 inches
   - A0 - 841 x 1189mm - 33.00 x 46.8 inches.

Prints can optionally be provided with a border (for example to allow for framing) of approximately 15mm around the image. This is our standard margin but we can amend this to suit your own particular requirements so please contact us if you need this changed. Prints are not provided cropped. For special border and cropping requirements, please contact Printree directly.

Art Print Perspectives

The original pictures and sketches are a variety of shapes and sizes. Where the aspect ratio of the selected print does not match the selected print paper size, the print will be made to maximize the size of the print on the paper, i.e. the longest edge of the print will match the longest edge of the paper.

Special Requests

We are pleased to accept enquiries for special hisoric print sizes, substrates and other services such as laminating, varnishing and mounting. Please email Printree at info@printree.net or call on 01908 363439.  

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