Whether you are submitting digitally created art, digital photography, or traditional film photography we have a process to ensure we are producing the highest quality prints possible. We have a consistent track record of providing industry leading fine art prints that are featured in galleries, museums and private collections across the globe.
Step 1: File Upload
At the top of our web page there is a links button. Hold your cursor over the links button and you will see file upload. Click on that and follow the instructions to upload your file using our secure Hightail account. Or click here to upload your file now. Please include full name, contact information, print surface and size requested for each image you submit. Please also include any other information you feel important.
Step 2: Image Review
Once we receive your images and print request we will perform a file review . We will look at color, clarity, file size, and whether there is any evidence of digital manipulation. If you are providing us with a photographic file that you have edited, we may request to also see the unedited version to make sure that there has not been any loss of detail or resolution. When we review your file we will make sure your image is at an acceptable resolution for the size you want to print. If you want to potentially avoid image processing fees please make sure that the file meets the specifications outlined on our file upload page.
Once we have reviewed your file we will let you know what proofing or file preparation steps we require before printing. You will always have the opportunity to fix yourself what we find deficient in your file. This file assessment step ensures that all prints that leave our shop are of a uniform high quality. Some files need special sizing, editing, color balance, sharpening, or tonal adjustment. Some files need no processing. We cater our process to the image being submitted. If you cannot do the work yourself one of our technicians can do the work for you.
For career photographers who have an understanding of closed loop color management, there may be an opportunity for direct output.
Step 3: Proofing/Editing Price structure
Proofing with basic adjustment: $50 ea. (one time fee)
We require at least one proof be printed for your approval before we print your edition. In this category we will be applying the correct profile for our printers, sharpening, and a small color balance adjustment if necessary. This fee includes one proof. In the event that you want any additional changes to your file and multiple rounds of proofing with advanced adjustments you would then pay the remaining $75 for the full Image file Preparation.
Image File Preparation: $125 ea. (one time fee)
This is our full service option. We spare no effort in creating the best print possible. This is the all inclusive fee that includes advanced adjustment and multiple proof prints. Image file preparation involves exacting color and tonal corrections in image editing software to optimize your images for the substrate of your choice. This process includes proofing, color correction, generous cleanup, retouching, image archiving, custom image editing, and digital restoration.
Proof Pricing By The Square Inch ($.25 psi):
This is for files that are completely ready for printing with no adjustments necessary. This category fits seasoned professionals with calibrated monitors and previous printing experience. We can share our paper/printer profiles for soft proofing on your monitor if requested. If your file is color balanced, sharp, and embedded with the Adobe RGB 1998 color space, needing no tonal adjustment we can offer proofs at a square inch or sheet printing price. The file submitted for printing needs to be at least 200dpi at the inch size of your final print.
Please note: If we feel that the images require editing that is beyond the skill level of the photographer or artist providing the file then we reserve the right to not accept an image for printing without a required file preparation. We provide the industry leading quality for archival pigment prints and require this attention to detail to keep to our reputation.
Step 4: Printing
Once you have completed the Image Review, Editing (if necessary), and have approved a proof we archive your image for future printing and you are ready for printing. We price paper and canvas prints using two different methods. Most paper printing is priced by the sheet while canvas and oversize paper prints are priced by the square inch. We choose to offer our paper printing on the largest flat sheet available to ensure beautiful flat prints when you leave our studio.