We always begin with your end goal in mind: the prints.
Whether you consider yourself an amateur, enthusiast, aspiring professional or working pro, we focus on your needs to get high quality prints.
Because we understand printing inside, we can help you in a way that no “push button” operation can do:
- understand the potential for translating your images to print
- tips to ensure you get the most from your digital files
- choose one or more papers that are best for your images.
- provide ideas or produce the finished mounted or framed pieces
We can also arrange one-on-one time with one of our team members to help you understand the whole process and get the best prints of your work.
Have images that are ready to go and want quality prints without a lot of fuss? No problem, just send us your files and we’ll prepare the prints for you.
DIGITAL PROCESS & EQUIPMENT
Our digital print process helps us maintain confidence in the quality and accuracy of our craftsmanship.
We look at every digital file on our calibrated large format NEC monitors, ideally with you, so there are no weird surprises when it’s printed. We’ll examine your images at the print sizes you’re thinking of to inspect the overall tone and colour, resolution and other quality details.
We understand our digital tools intimately and know how to use them in a controlled workflow that maintains 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.
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.
We use professional image editing and printing software including Adobe Photoshop, ColorByte ImagePrint, Phase One Capture One, and X-Rite i1Profiler.
We have several state-of-the-art, large format inkjet printers from Epson. We print on quality papers 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.
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.