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Giclée Media Supplies Announce New High Quality Inkjet Papers

 

Photographic Professional Range:

Moab Lasal Professional Alpine Pearl 300 (17 and 24 inch roll)

This is the highest quality Lustre paper available in Australia being heavier (300gsm), whiter and with a new prismatic structured surface. This paper is acid free, unlike almost all other lustres available in Australia [More]

 

InkjetPro Glossy Film 225 (17,24 and 44 inch roll)

What is generally referred to as “Digital Cibachrome”. This paper is 100% smooth archival quality polyester film. When used with the new Canon Lucia EX inks this product replaces high gloss silver lab processed materials.

InkjetPro Glossy Film 225 can be used with all dye and pigment inks. The product dries instantly out of the printer and is even waterproof for external display.

The 100% flat nature of this product makes it the choice for face mount acrylics, high gloss lamination and framing in humid climates. This is a single replacement product for all inkjet high gloss applications. [More]

 

Fine Art 100% Rag Papers:

Arches by Magiclee

Arches by Magiclee Verona 285T (17,24 and 44 inch roll)

One of the most attractive high and sharply textured cotton rags from the Arches/Canson brands.

Coated by Intellicoat of the USA, it joins the GMS stable of fine art papers for those that want to reproduce artwork on Arches stock. GMS is an exclusive importer of this product. [More]

Somerset

Somerset Museum Rag 300 (17,24 and 44 inch roll)

The highest quality product from England's venerable St Cuthberts mill and it is an exclusive import into Australia from Giclee Media Supplies.

The now famous Somerset Velvet started the Giclee revolution and now this is the top of the range and the paper you use when longevity is everything.

If you have been reading too many photo magazines you might be forgiven for thinking german art papers started the digital revolution. That isn't correct, Somerset IS the most exclusive digital rag. [More]

 

 

 

Giclée Media Supplies announces the new Kings of Colour

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300, iPF6350 and iPF6300.



In the imaging world there is only one dominant player - Canon. While others might have a better camera body or photocopier from time to time there is no substitute for economic power. For this translates into the ability to manufacture ones' own unique technology.

While Canon invented the inkjet printer, it was clear that Epson took advantage in the high quality Photographic and Giclee market segment with the Epson Stylus Pro9600 in September 2002. It took until 4 years later - a lifetime in technology terms- for the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5000 to emerge, a machine that wrested image quality from Epson in the 17 inch segment.

In that intervening 4 years there have been more than 20 new Canon models and now we have the new iPF6300, iPF6350 and iPF8300. These are not just mild work-overs of the previous 12 color machines but are equipped with the all new Lucia EX inkset, that have superior color gamut and at least equal Dmax to almost all other competitors.

The gamut superiority appears very pronounced in the areas needed most -. Matt Natural Rag papers.

Legion Paper, the USA's largest distributor of fine art paper and the owner of the Moab brand which GMS distributes in Australia, has now published ICC color profiles for the iPF6300 and iPF8300 that can be directly compared to previous machines, in particular the Epson 9900. The very large color gamut increase, over just about all areas of the spectrum including deep sky blue and intense yellow, is profound.

The new Lucia EX inksets' superiority to fine art users is unchallengeable.

While the advantage over Epson's Ultrachrome HDR decreases as the gloss level increases, there is no mistaking that the huge advantage the new Canon iPF8300 and Canon iPF6300 have, when reproducing intense acrylic colors from paintings. That is a direct consequence of Canon remaining economically strong during the GFC and investing money into pigment ink research.

There are other new features to this new family of printers, e.g. new user replaceable printheads and upgraded firmware (that now allows the name of third party media to be displayed).

However, if you are an artist or photographer there is only one salient fact to consider:-

When it comes to a combination of colour gamut and Dmax there is now an outright winner at any price - Canon Lucia EX Ink. Prejudice should be replaced by unbiased spectral analysis and human eyesight.

At PMA 2010 GMS will have the new Lucia-EX inkset machines on display printing color charts and images on the most challenging papers for your comparison.

Behold the new Kings of Colour!

PMA Printer Special Offers – No Cashback required!

PMA (PMA Australia 2010 Digital Life Expo Melbourne Convention Centre) is in Melbourne this year from June 4th 2010 to June 6th 2010. GMS has a stand, number 314 in the center of the building with the new Canon iPF6300 and iPF8300 on display.

Last year the response to the Canon Cashback offer and GMS discounts for the iPF6100 was overwhelming. Today many photographers can now print their own high quality images assuming full creative control. Many new canvas printing businesses were started using the well tested Canon iPF8100 44 inch machine.

So GMS is releasing the PMA specials early this year to avoid the rush of last year. They include the well tested Lucia range of iPF printers (5100, 6100, 8100, 9100) and the new high color gamut Lucia EX models - 6300, 6350, 8300. The Lucia EX machines are industry leaders in their fields and come with the users' choice of fine art materials.

The special will continue until our stocks last and no time consuming cashback documentation is required to claim this offer.

24” wide
Canon iPF6100 - Call for Red Hot Pricing!
Available Now!

iPF6100

  • 24 inch roll width
  • 12 Color Pigment Printer
  • 90ml x 12 cartridges of startup Ink
  • 12 Months Warranty
  • No Matt to Photo Black ink change required
  • Canon Lucia Ink Set

*** Plus Free Stand worth $400 inc GST

*** Free 2 year extended warranty until 31st July 2010

44” wide
Canon iPF8100 - Sold Out!

iPF8100

  • 44 inch roll width
  • 12 Color Pigment Printer
  • 330ml x 12 cartridges of startup Ink
  • 12 Months Warranty
  • Includes Stand
  • No Matt to Photo Black ink change required
  • Canon Lucia Ink Set
   

24” wide
Canon iPF6300 - Call for Red Hot Pricing!
Available Now!

iPF6300

  • 24 inch roll width
  • New 12 Color Pigment Printer
  • Lucia EX Ink Set
  • Unprecedented pigment color gamut
  • 90ml x 12 cartridges of startup Ink
  • 12 Months Warranty
  • No Matt to Photo Black ink change required
  • Stand is optional

*** Free 2 year extended warranty until 31st July 2010

44” wide
Canon iPF8300 - Call for Red Hot Pricing!
Available Now!

  • 44 inch roll width
  • New 12 Color Pigment Printer
  • Lucia EX Ink Set
  • Unprecedented pigment color gamut
  • 330ml x 12 cartridges of startup Ink
  • 12 Months Warranty
  • No Matt to Photo Black ink change required
  • Includes Stand

 

*** Free 2 year extended warranty until 31st July 2010


Call Giclée Media Supplies today on 1300-442533.


 

 

GMS has introduced one of America's most well known inkjet canvas products – Moab Anasazi. This is made possible by the stronger $AU.

GMS is offering this product at the same price as InkjetPro Premium Edition till 1st Jan 2010.

The creation of the then owner of Moab – Greg Schern in 2003, Anasazi appeared at a similar time to InkjePro Premium Edition and has very similar image performance. Anasazi has benchmark product consistency with large generous packaging and an over engineered receptor that tolerates over inking of the matt black.

Simply do a Google search on the name and see that it is sold at all the best cameras stores throughout the USA.

Anasazi is an instant dry product that has very high water resistance. The product is available in both matt and satin and BOTH are water resistant, accepting Aquathane-UV and the other liquid laminates in the normal manner.

Anasazi matt is 350gsm and 21mil in thickness. The product is thicker than InkjetPro Premium Edition, which is 19 mil max so the texture is more prominent but not over the top. The two canvas types are therefore complimentary and most people will use the same profiles on Epson or Canon machines. 

Anasazi stretches well like Premium Edition and is as crack resistant as it gets. Available in the usual sizes like 50 inch as well as 24 inch, 36 ince, 44 inch and 60 inch.

Anasazi Satin is being introduced into Australia before general availability in the USA. It is a niche product for those Epson users with machines that either cannot accept matt black or where it is uneconomical to change the black inks.

Anasazi Satin is a far cry from the old coarse glossy products that couldn't be water based liquid laminated. This product is just as much at home with all the water based spray laminates as a matt product. You can now happily use photo black on all your products if you still have an Epson 9800 or similar.

As a bonus, Anasazi Satin 450 is far less expensive than most other satin products.

Anasazi is GMS's new cotton/poly flagship for canvas printing.




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