We always begin with your end goal in mind: the prints. Want quality prints without a lot of fuss, based on your images that are ready to go? No problem, just send us your files and we’ll prepare the prints for you. We can also arrange for you to spend some time with one of our team members to understand the whole process and get the best prints of your work.

Either way, we care about your needs as a photographer or artist. It doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself an amateur, enthusiast, aspiring professional or working pro! Because we understand printing inside out and our focus is on your needs, we can help you in a way that no “push button” operation can do.

  • We’ll help you understand the potential for translating your images to print.
  • If need be, we’ll give you tips to ensure you get the most from your digital files.
  • We’ll help you choose one or more papers that are best for your images.
  • We can work with you on the finished presentation, from providing ideas to producing the finished framed pieces.

The prints we produce are one of the biggest reasons why our customers keep coming back.

The Digital Process

Our digital print process helps us maintain a high level of craftsmanship. We start by looking at every digital file before we print it, ideally, with you, on our calibrated large format NEC monitors, so we’re all on the same page. We’ll look at your images at the print sizes you’re thinking of, the overall tone and colour, and many other quality details. When the prints are made there are no weird surprises compared to how things looked on the screen.

We use professional image editing and printing software including Adobe Photoshop, ColorByte ImagePrint and X-Rite i1Profiler. We understand the digital tools intimately and know how to use them in a controlled workflow to maintain a high level of colour consistency from screen to print. Since there is as much art involved as there is science, we also know how to use the tools creatively to produce beautiful, expressive prints.

We keep a sharp eye on evolving printing technology. To make your prints, we have several state-of-the-art, large format inkjet printers from Epson. We print on quality papers from the best paper mills, up to 60″ wide and virtually any practical length. The printer hardware is paired with Epson’s own pigment inks for colour and black & white work, or with Jon Cone designed K7 carbon inks for the ultimate quality B&W prints. The combinations of inks and papers we use are suitable for the best quality work, and meet the standards of purchasers, galleries, and museums worldwide.

If you are up to speed on digital colour management and want to get more dialed in on your part of the process, we can provide you with printing profiles for the media you will print on. We can also help you calibrate your own equipment if necessary. This will ensure an accurate soft-proofing environment for your editing, meaning that your digital files are closer to where they need to be when you first bring them in. Confidence in the quality and accuracy of our digital printing process is another big reason why our customers print with us.

BEFORE YOU PRINT

Prepping your file:

  1. .Tiff or .psd is preferred, but we can print with most formats.
  2. Keep all layers (in other words, don’t flatten your image) and always leave sharpening on its own layer.
  3. Adobe RGB (1998) or ProPhoto RGB are preferred colour space, but we can work in any colour space.
  4. We can print with either 8 or 16 bit depth.

Important things to remember:

Check for dust spots.

Resist the temptation to over sharpen.

Check your aspect ratio before you print. 8×10 is quite a bit different than 8×12.

 WANT TO KNOW MORE?

  • Find a lot of specific details in our FAQs.
  • Read our on-going blog series called Paper Profiles for more information on some of the inkjet media we can print on.
  • Check out our Open Studio Series if you want to take your printing knowledge to the next level.

PRICING

Custom sizes available at $17 per square foot, min 1 sqft, min 8″ short side

  8x12 or smaller11x1412x1816x2016x2420x3024x3024x3630x4040x5050x7060x100 Custom Size
IlfordSmooth Pearl1718263845718510214223641370817/ft²
IlfordSmooth Gloss1718263845718510214223641370817/ft²

Gloss

Custom sizes available at $25/30 per square foot, min 1 sqft, min 8″ short side

  Up to 8x1211x1412x1816x2016X2420x3024x3024x3630x4040x5050x7060x100Custom Size
HahnemühleFine Art Baryta3032456780125150180250417729125030/ft²
HahnemühleFine Art Baryta Satin2527385667104125150208347N/AN/A25/ft²
HahnemühlePhoto Rag Baryta2527385667104125150208347608104225/ft²
HahnemühlePhoto Rag Satin3032456780125150180250417729125030/ft²
IlfordGold Fibre Silk30
32456780125150180250417729N/A30/ft²
IlfordHigh Gloss2527385667104125N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A25/ft²
IlfordMetallic Gloss2527385667104125150208347608104225/ft²

Matte

Custom sizes available at $25/30 per square foot, min 1 sqft, min 8″ short side

  8x12 or smaller11x1412x1816x2016x2420x3024x3024x3630x4040x5050x7060x100Custom Size
AwagamiUnryu Thin 55gsm3032456780125150180250417N/AN/A30/ft²
HahnemühleAlbrecht Durer2527385667104125150208347N/AN/A25/ft²
HahnemühleBamboo3032456780125150180250417N/AN/A30/ft²
HahnemühleGerman Etching2527385667104125150208347N/AN/A25/ft²
HahnemühleMuseum Etching2527385667104125150208347N/AN/A25/ft²
HahnemühlePhoto Rag 308gsm2527385667104125150208347N/AN/A25/ft²
HahnemühlePhoto Rag Bright White2527385667104125150208347N/AN/A25/ft²
HahnemühlePhoto Rag Ultra Smooth2527385667104125150 208347608104225/ft²
HahnemühleRice2527385667104125150208347N/AN/A25/ft²
HahnemühleTorchon2527385667104125150208347N/AN/A25/ft²
HahnemühleWilliam Turner3032456780125150180250417N/AN/A30/ft²
IlfordCotton Artist Textured2527385667104125150208347608N/A25/ft²
MoabEntrada Natural2527385667104125150208347608N/A25/ft²
MoabEntrada Bright2527385667104125150208347608N/A25/ft²
MoabSomerset Museum Rag2527385667104125150208347608104225/ft²

Matte

Matte papers only—choose from any of the Fine Art Inkjet Matte papers.

Custom sizes available at $35 per square foot, min 1 sq. ft., min 8″ short side

 8x12 or Smaller11x1412x1816x2016x2420x3024x3024x3630x4040x5040x60Custom Size
Selenium Inkset353853789414617521029248758430/ft²

Multimedia/Mixed Media

  8x12 or smaller11x1412x1816x2016X2420x3024x3024x3630x4040x5050x7060x100Custom Size
HahnemuhleBamboo Mixed Media 265gsm3032456780125150180250417729NA
30/ft²
Ilford Omnijet Glossy Backlit Display Film2527385667104125150208347608NA25/ft²
EpsonDisplayTrans Backlight Film 2527385667104125150208347608104225/ft²

Volume Printing

 Min Qty 25 Prints
17" wide, charged per linear foot11.75
24" wide, charged per linear foot15.25
44" wide, charged per linear foot27.50

To qualify for this pricing, there is a minimum quantity of 25 prints, regardless of width or total linear feet.

All prints made on Ilford Smooth Pearl roll stock, with Epson K3 colour inks.

Prints are double-cut to the edge from the roll, full width; no manual trimming of length or width.

About Our Pricing

  • If you require a formal quote, we would be happy to prepare one for you. Please contact us to work out the details of your project.
  • The print sizes priced here represent only a subset of what we can produce. We will print any custom size required for your work, up to the size limits of our materials.
  • We reserve the right to apply a minimum order charge of $50.00. We also reserve the right to request a 50-100% deposit on any order prior to commencing work.
  • Any estimated turn-around time commences on the date of the approval of the quote and/or the deposit payment. Rush orders are produced on a priority basis, subject to a 25% surcharge.

Pricing Effective November 20th, 2016

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