about Pricing & Preparing Files

The prices to the right are for ready to print files for 8" to 20" prints on photographic paper.

There is a $20.00 Set Up Fee for Orders under $100.00 

Determine the size of the finished print(s) plus borders. Unless you specify borders, fine art paper giclées come with a ½” border.                  

Ready To Print Image Check List                       Ready to Print files are digital files prepared by you for the purpose of printing on an Archival 12 pigmented ink printer. For files to be considered ready to print, they must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Image is RGB and in the Adobe RGB 1998 work space. (Adobe Photoshop: go to Image/Mode)
  • Image is 300 ppi at output dimensions. (Adobe Photoshop: Image/Image Size)
  • Image does not contain layers or alpha channels. (Adobe Photoshop: Layers/Flatten Layers)
  • Image is 8 bit.
  • Image is saved as a TIFF with no compression. (Adobe Photoshop: File/Save As)
  • File name has maximum of 30 characters.
  • If your image is not an 8 bit, RGB, TIFF, free of layers and alpha channels, it is not print ready and you may incur additional charges.
  • Files may be submitted on CD, DVD. When submitting CD and DVD media, please only include the print ready file and only include files being produced with order.
  • When we encounter a difficult image or a request to make alterations, it is likely that it will require extra time for us, and cost for you. When this happens, we will provide you with a cost estimate.

Image Adjustment fee: $20 Minimum; $75/hr

Fine Art Print Prices for 8" to 20" Prints

Size

1st Print

2-4 Prints

5+ Prints

8x8

$12.00

$11.00

$10.00

8x10

$17.00

$15.00

$14.00

8x12

$20.00

$18.00

$16.00

10x10

$23.00

$21.00

$19.00

10x12

$30.00

$27.00

$25.00

11x14

$40.00

$37.00

$35.00

8x20

$45.00

$42.00

$40.00

10x20

$55.00

$52.00

$50.00

13x16

$60.00

$57.00

$55.00

12x18

$65.00

$62.00

$60.00

To receive quantity print pricing, you must order the same image, in the same size. 

If you already have a digital file, make sure it's prepared properly by reading the info on Preparing Ready to Print Files

If it is not prepared according to the specifications, you may incur additional charges.

There is a $20.00 Set Up Fee for Orders under $100.00

 

 

Square Inches

300-699

700-2399

2400-5999

6000-9999

10000+

Satin Photographic Paper

0.12

0.11

0.10

0.09

0.08

Polar Pearl Metallic

(66lb.)

0.21

0.20

0.18

0.16

0.14

Somerset Velvet (255gsm)

0.15

0.14

0.13

0.12

0.11

Hahnemuhle German Etching (310gsm)

0.19

0.18

0.17

0.16

0.15

Harmon Canvas (450gsm) includes UV coating

0.21

0.20

0.19

0.18

0.17

Larger Prints 300 + sq. in.
To determine the cost of your print:

Determine the size of the finished print(s) plus borders. Unless you specify borders, the fine art  giclées come with a 1/2" border.   .
Multiply length by width to give you the total square inches.                             
Finally, multiply this amount by the square inch prices shown to the left.                                                          Two images may be combined to get into the next lower price category. 

 

Paper & Canvas Fine Art Media

 Heavyweight Satin Photographic Paper

At 300gsm, this paper is ultimate in photographic weight and quality. This slightly textured semi-gloss photographic paper has instant drying characteristics that allow immediate use without smearing or smudging. Its unique surface offers very high definition. This paper provides the same look and feel of traditional high-end silver halide finish. It is designed to provide images with high color density, optimal color gradation and perfect image sharpness.

 Pearl Metallic Photographic Paper   

This paper features a high gloss finish and a pearlescent base stock that yields an elegant iridescence in your images. It has an amazingly beautiful finish and prints look as if they are printed on metal.

 Fine Art Watercolor Paper 250gsm

Ideal for fine art reproduction, gallery exhibition prints and black and white printing. A smoother paper than the Velvet Fine Art. It is an archival quality paper made from 100% cotton, is internally buffered, and acid free. This natural white paper is specially coated for bright, vivid colors and sharp, crisp details. The paper and coating contains no optical brighteners.

 Pura Velvet Fine Art Paper 310gsm

Bright White, water-resistant velvet textured fine art paper is made from 100% cotton fiber and is acid and lignin free. Pura Velvet is a proprietary mouldmade fine art paper that is strong and dimensionally stable. It has a high white point, remarkable ink load capacity, and best-in-class image quality that far exceeds the limitations of virtually every paper of its kind.
Pura Velvet is archival certified for 100+ years. 

German Etching By Hahnemühle 310gsm

A white, 100% α-cellulose paper – guarantees archival standards. Ideal for high-end fine art and photographic reproductions. This heavyweight acid free etching paper is velvety smooth with a fine textured surface similar to an etching paper which will also reproduce traditional prints excellently. The printed side of this paper has been specially coated for excellent image sharpness and optimum color gradation.

 Harman By Hahnemühle Canvas 450gsm

Designed for the artist who wants a long-lasting, archival canvas. Top quality, museum grade canvas is characterized by exceptional whiteness, great color saturation and the ability to capture subtle tonal variations, a white blended-fabric canvas featuring an extremely finely woven structure. When viewed under proper conditions, you can expect from 100 - 200 years of life with our Museum Canvas. A UV laminate protective coating is applied after printing.

 Sign Media                                                                                                        

 Adhesive Matte Vinyl, 290gsm                                                                                                         White, self-adhesive matte vinyl has permanent, solvent-based adhesive with siliconized kraft liner that will prevent your images from chipping or cracking. This banner has a coating that makes it less susceptible to water when compares to plain paper. It is ideal for advertising signage in stadiums, construction signage and point-of-purchase (POP) for retail graphics.

Scrim Banner Vinyl, 480gsm                                                                                            Scrim Banner Vinyl is a high tensile strength banner with a block-out layer to prevent shine through. It consists of a polyester fabric that is embedded between two scrim vinyl layers, which allows it to be less susceptible to tearing. Ideal for event signage in art galleries, museums, supermarkets and service stations and gift shops. This banner may be sewn or finished with grommets.
 

Quality printing starts with a quality product - your artwork or photographic image.                  While your artwork and photography may be great, if we don't have a high quality digital file to print from, your prints may be compromised. You may already have a digital file that you want to send us. But is that digital file truly "Ready to Print"?
If you're not sure, you may want to choose option 1 or 2 below. If you're proficient with image editing software like Adobe Photoshop and you like to work your own files, you likely will choose option 3.

1. Send us a file and ask us to use our judgment in making any adjustments we deem necessary to provide you with the best print. In this scenario, you may believe your image will print fine. However, you may not know a lot about the technical details of your file but want us to go ahead and make a print unless we discover problems. Speak with us about the possibility of file adjustment charges.

2. Send us a file and ask for specific adjustments to be made. This is useful if you have a guide print you want us to match to achieve the print you want. Speak with us about charges for file adjustments.

3. Send us a file that is “ready to print.” You have carefully prepared your file for printing and do not want us to make any adjustments to your file. The submitted file must be prepared per our specifications listed below.

Preparing "Ready to print files" for fine art giclées
Following the steps below will insure that you send us the best digital file possible - and get you great prints!

1. Image is RGB and in the Adobe RGB 1998 work space. (Adobe Photoshop: go to Image/Mode)

2. Set your “Document” width and height to your desired output size, at 300ppi. (Adobe Photoshop: Image/Image Size)

3. File should not contain layers or alpha channels. (Adobe Photoshop: Layers/Flatten Layers)

4. File is saved in 8 bit as a TIFF with no compression. (Adobe Photoshop: File/Save As)

5. Do not apply any printer profiles. We’ll take care of that.

We suggest ordering a proof print prior to placing your final order, especially if you are ordering large prints or prints in quantity.
* If your image is not an 8 bit, RGB, TIFF, free of layers and alpha channels, it is not considered ready to print and you may incur additional set-up charges. For convenience and speed, talk to us about FTP. You can also send a CD or DVD with your file.

Proof Prints                                                                                                                                                   We suggest ordering a proof print prior to placing your final order, especially if you are ordering large prints or prints in quantity. A proof is a print designed to demonstrate both the quality of the file and the accuracy of our printing based on following your directions or matching a guide or original. Proof Prints are available in both 8x10 and 16x20 sizes. Proof prints will be printed “full-frame”, which means that all of your image will show. The “opposite” of full frame is “cropped”, which means that some of the image area will be cut off to match the proportions of the ordered image.
After viewing your proof, call to discuss how to proceed. If changes are desired, we can discuss those changes over the phone.

Proof Prints from customer supplied ready to print digital files
Send us your digital file for fine art paper printing prepared according to our specifications. No color adjustments or testing prior to proofing is included. Please specify which fine art paper or canvas you wish to print your proof on.   

17''x 8'' proof: $30.00       24''x 18'' proof:  $40.00     36''x 8'' proof: $50.00       44''x 9'' proof $60.00

Additional Fine Art Paper Giclee Proof Prints
Should you want additional adjustments done to your print, contact us to discuss your needs. Additional fees may be assessed.

Making Adjustments to Your Image
You know how sometimes capturing that unique photo is really a challenge, or how some paintings are more difficult to complete than others? Well, for us, some images are just plain harder to print than others. When we get these images, it frequently requires extra time for us and sometimes extra cost for you.
 And, we occasionally get requests to digitally repair a painting or to remove a distracting element from a photograph. Anything is possible, but it comes with a cost.
 When we encounter a difficult image or a request to make alterations, it is likely that it will require extra time for us, and cost for you. When this happens, we will provide you with a cost estimate before proceeding with your order. And by the way, you really should get an proof print from the adjusted file prior to ordering your final prints.

Image Adjustment fee:           $20 Minimum; $75/hr

 

 

 

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