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Exhibition Prints

  • About Exhibition Prints
  • Exhibition Print Pricing
    from 35mm Film
  • Exhibition Print Pricing
    from medium and large format film
  • Exhibition Print Pricing
    from Digital Cameras
    (JPEG or TIFF Files)
  • Exhibition Print Pricing
    from Digital Cameras
    (RAW Files)
  • ORDER Exhibiton Prints
  • Reprint Pricing & Info
  • Mounting & Matting
  • Color Print Options
  • B&W Print Options
  • Paper Choices

About our Exhibition Prints, and why we offer them

For decades, photographers have chosen to work with professional printmakers to make prints that match their vision. The highest level of this collaboration is a custom print - one where the print is made to the photographers specifications.

Why is there a need for custom prints?

Rarely will the file directly from your digital camera or a film scan from a scanner produce the best possible results. Creative decisions need to be applied with the basic tools of photography to optimize density, contrast and color. These decisions allow the photograph to best express what the photographer felt when they clicked the shutter.

While some photographers make these edits themselves, many choose to work with a professional printmaker to do the work for them, allowing them to use the vast knowledge and experience of the printmaker. It also frees them from what can be a long and laborious process, allowing more time for making new photographs and for all the other commitments of life.

For photographers who want to work with an expert printmaker to make custom prints, we offer our Exhibition Print service.

While the tools and techniques we use to make our custom prints Exhibition Prints are important, what really matters most is building a relationship between printmaker and photographer. We use proofs and phone calls to learn your style, and to see through your eyes. This delivers the print you want, time after time. If you can tell us what you are looking for, we can achieve it.

A relationship with one of our expert printmakers gives you the equivalent of a whole team of digital experts who are available on-call for your needs, with the benefit of paying as-you-go, instead of adding another salary to your expenses.

Our printmakers can make one print, or hundreds of prints for a retrospective. They can also make files for a magazine cover, fine art books, posters and calendars, or any other CMYK offset need. Once your photographs have been scanned and interpreted, there is no limit to what you can do with them.

To create an Exhibition Print, we start with your digital camera file or we drum scan your original film. One of our expert printmakers then makes creative decisions in Photoshop to achieve a print that meets your expectations by making global and local corrections to color, contrast, density, and saturation. When that's done, we can make proofs and talk...or make your final prints without the proofing step.

Once you have made your initial Exhibition Print, you can order Exhibition Reprints at any time at our lower Exhibition Reprint price. To make reprinting your photograph easy, we can keep all necessary files on our servers so reprints are just a click away.

We work with you every step of the way so the process ends with "oohs" and "ahhs".

Our customers are constantly telling us that we’ve made their prints look better then they thought possible. Take a look at these "before and after" examples that show how your photographs can benefit from our Printmakers' experience.

 

beforeBefore
(Camera RAW File with no correction)

afterAfter
(File after Custom Printing)

raw scanBefore
(Raw scan from 4x5 film)
correctedAfter
(File after Custom Printing)

beforeBefore
(Raw scan from 4x5 B&W film)

afterAfter
(File after Custom Printing)

beforeBefore
(Raw scan from 4x5 film)

afterAfter
(File after Custom Printing and converted to B&W)

 

 

Exhibition Print Pricing - from 35mm Film

Paper Size
Matte & Gloss Photo
Premium Luster
SuperGloss - Fuji Pearl
Fine Art Papers &
Unstretched Canvas
Canvas Wraps - 1.5"
8x10 $104.95 $107.17
$152.95
11x14 $114.20 $118.48
$169.95
16x20 $134.95 $143.84
$214.95
16x24 $142.95 $153.62
$232.95
20x24 $154.95 $168.28
$239.95
20x30 $169.95 $186.62
$269.95
24x30 $184.95 $204.95
$292.95
24x36 $202.95 $226.95
$323.95
30x40 $244.95 $278.28
$384.95
30x50 $282.45 $324.12
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These prices include:

- A 200MB 16-bit Tango Drum Scan

- A 200MB 16-bit Custom File. Our Expert Printmakers will take your digital capture or scan and correct it for density, contrast, color, and saturation...as well as making local changes like dodging and burning. We welcome the chance to collaborate with you to make your image what you envision. You will receive a copy of your final file on DVD.

- A final print in the paper surface of your choice.

Other sizes are available! If you need another size, or a larger scan, contact us for a custom quote.

Visit our ordering page to get started with your Exhibition Print!

 

Exhibition Print Pricing from medium and large format film

Paper Size
Matte & Gloss Photo
Premium Luster
SuperGloss - Fuji Pearl
Fine Art Papers & Unstretched Canvas
Canvas Wraps - 1.5"
8x10 $169.95 $172.17
$217.95
11x14 $179.20 $183.48
$234.95
16x20 $199.95 $208.84
$279.95
16x24 $207.95 $218.62
$297.95
20x24 $219.95 $233.28
$304.95
20x30 $234.95 $251.62
$334.95
24x30 $249.95 $269.95
$357.95
24x36 $267.95 $291.95
$388.95
30x40 $309.95 $343.28
$449.95
30x50 $347.45 $389.12
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These prices include:

- A 600MB 16-bit Tango Drum Scan

- A 600MB 16-bit Custom File. Our Expert Printmakers will take your digital capture or scan and correct it for density, contrast, color, and saturation...as well as making local changes like dodging and burning. We welcome the chance to collaborate with you to make your image what you envision. You will receive a copy of your final file on DVD.

- A final print in the paper surface of your choice.

Other sizes are available! If you need another size, or a larger scan, contact us for a custom quote.

Visit our ordering page to get started with your Exhibition Print!

 

Exhibition Print Pricing from digital camera files (JPEG or TIFF)

Paper Size
Matte Photo & Gloss Photo
Premium Luster
SuperGloss - Fuji Pearl
Fine Art Papers & Unstretched Canvas
Canvas Wraps - 1.5"
8x10 $50 $53.22
$98
11x14 $59.25 $63.53
$115
16x20 $80 $88.89
$160
16x24 $88 $98.67
$178
20x24 $100 $113.33
$185
20x30 $115 $131.67
$215
24x30 $130 $150
$238
24x36 $148 $172
$269
30x40 $190 $223.33
$330
30x50 $227.50 $269.17
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These prices include:

- A Custom File made from your JPEG or TIFF digital camera file (original file size up to 25 MegaPixel*). Our Expert Printmakers will take your digital capture and correct it for density, contrast, color, and saturation...as well as making local changes like dodging and burning. We welcome the chance to collaborate with you to make your image what you envision.

- A copy of your final file on DVD.

- A final print in the paper surface of your choice.

Other sizes are available! If you need another size, or a larger scan, contact us for a custom quote.

Visit our ordering page to get started with your Exhibition Print


 

Exhibition Print Pricing from Digital Camera files - RAW

Paper Size
Matte Photo & Gloss Photo
Premium Luster
SuperGloss - Fuji Pearl
Fine Art Papers & Unstretched Canvas
Canvas Wraps - 1.5"
8x10
$60
$62.22
$108
11x14
$69.25
$73.53
$125
16x20
$90
$98.89
$170
16x24
$98
$108.67
$188
20x24
$110
$125.33
$195
20x30
$125
$141.67
$225
24x30
$140
$160
$248
24x36
$158
$182
$279
30x40
$200
$233.33
$340
30x50
$237.50
$279.17
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These prices include:

- A Custom File made from your RAW digital camera file (original file size up to 25 MegaPixels*). Our Expert Printmakers will take your digital capture and correct it for density, contrast, color, and saturation...as well as making local changes like dodging and burning. We welcome the chance to collaborate with you to make your image what you envision.

- A copy of your final file on DVD.

- A final print in the paper surface of your choice.

Other sizes are available! If you need another size, or a larger scan, contact us for a custom quote.

Visit our ordering page to get started with your Exhibition Print!

Exhibition Prints - Order Online

You can order Exhibition Prints using our order form. Simply fill it out, and send it in with your film or digital files.

PDF Order Form- For Exhibition Prints

Online: Exhibition Print Order Form
Upload your images, then place your order online.

 

Reprint Pricing & Info

Reprints

After we make your initial Exhibition Print, we can easily reprint your image at our reprint pricing.

Visit our reprint page for more information and pricing. For Canvas Wrap reprints, visit our Ultimate Canvas Wrap page.

Presentation

Presentation is everything when it comes time to display your work. We offer a variety of presentation services including mounting, laminating, and overmatting. Every job we do is custom, and is meant to fit your project's unique needs. Visit our presentation page to learn more.

Color Print Options

Making a beautiful color print is about paying attention to the subtle nuances of each photograph, and making sure those qualities are evoked in the final print. The first step is to make global adjustments to density, contrast, color balance and saturation. Once the global changes are made, the print can be fine tuned by applying the same tools to local areas. By working with our expert printmakers and communicating your desires, we can explore the possibilities inherent within each photograph, and make a stunning final print.

In addition to the traditional printing decisions made in Photoshop, digital printing allows us to print on a wide variety of papers. This can significantly change what your photograph communicates, giving you new options and possibilities to explore.

Light-Sensitive Photo Papers
Most of our clients choose to use traditional light-sensitive photo papers, which we expose in our Chromira using an LED light source, and then process in RA-4 chemistry. Because it is real photo paper, prints have the tactile look and feel of a traditional photograph--but with all the benefits of digital control.

We offer standard Matte and Gloss surfaces using Fuji Crystal Archive Paper. Another option is Fuji SuperGloss, which has incredibly deep and rich colors thanks to its SuperGloss surface. If you like the look of Ilfochrome/Cibachrome, you’ll love SuperGloss. We also offer Fuji Pearl paper, which gives prints a unique, metallic look.

Inkjet Photo Papers
Another option is to use our inkjet printers to print on papers that have surfaces similar to light-sensitive photo papers. When viewed up-close, inkjet prints will look sharper than light sensitive papers, and many papers have extremely long life spans. Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper is the most popular choice, and it looks and feels very similar to Fuji Crystal Archive Matte.

Inkjet Fine-Art Papers
Fine-art papers give color photographers exciting new options. Fine-art papers offer the same look and feel as the paper used for watercolor paintings. You can choose from papers ranging from a light texture, to a heavy texture. Prints on fine-art papers typically have a softer and quieter feel that works well for many photographs. Blacks are generally muted slightly, but rich, saturated colors are still possible. Much of the muted effect comes from the non-reflective qualities of the paper itself. Fine-art papers look wonderful when displayed in homes with no direct lighting on the artwork. Our most popular fine-art paper combination is Watercolor Smooth.

Inkjet Canvas
With inkjet printing, we can also print on specially coated canvases. Since the texture of the canvas shows through, it gives the viewer a sense of a painting, and opens up new avenues of expression for photographers.

A complete list of the papers we offer can be found in the paper choices tab.

B&W Print Options

It’s hard to deny the beauty of a well made B&W print. By removing color, and instead using only black, white, and shades of grey, B&W allows ordinary subjects to be transformed into a print that reveals more than the thing itself. A pepper becomes more than a pepper--a nautilus shell more than an empty shell.

Making a beautiful B&W print is about choosing a proper overall density (exposure) and contrast for a particular photograph, then combining that with local changes (dodging and burning) to both density and contrast, bringing out the purest essence of the subject.

The tools of digital imaging are capable of immense control into the process. When working with a custom printmaker, digital imaging allows great repeatability and ease of proofing. Most adjustments can be made more quickly than in the darkroom, which helps control costs and provides more opportunities to explore the potential of each photograph.

A digital B&W print can have many starting points: Color digital camera files, color slide films, color negative film, B&W negative films, and more. Color photographs are converted to greyscale in the computer with very precise control.

The look and feel of a B&W print has always come from the process that makes the prints. In the analog darkroom, these processes are based on light-sensitive papers that use different metals to achieve their particular look. Most darkroom B&W prints are made with paper that uses silver, but platinum and palladium are also very popular alternative processes.

We have several options for black and white printing:

Light-Sensitive Photo Papers
It is possible to use our Chromira to print onto light-sensitive photo papers and make B&W prints, but we prefer the results of inkjet printing for B&W over light-sensitive papers. However, unique results can be obtained with Fuji SuperGloss and Kodak Metallic paper.

Inkjet Photo Papers
Inkjet photo papers are the best choice when you want to replicate the surface of silver based darkroom papers. Silver Rag is a very popular choice for clients who like the look of gloss-surface fiber based papers used in the darkroom.

Inkjet Fine-Art Papers
A fine-art paper is generally one that looks and feels like the paper used for watercolor paintings, and for many alternative darkroom processes like platinum and palladium printing. You can choose from papers ranging from a light texture, to a heavy texture. Prints on fine-art papers typically have a softer and quieter feel that works well for many photographs and allows a feel similar to platinum and palladium. Blacks are generally muted slightly, but mid and high values are very crisp and defined. Much of the muted effect comes from the non-reflective qualities of the paper itself. Fine-art papers look wonderful when displayed in homes with no direct lighting on the artwork. Our most popular fine art paper combination is Watercolor Smooth.

Inkjet Canvas
With inkjet printing, we can also print on specially coated canvases. Since the texture of the canvas shows through, it gives the viewer a sense of a painting, and opens up new avenues of expression for photographers.

A complete list of the papers we offer can be found in the paper choices tab.

 

Paper Choices

Nothing changes a photo more than the paper it's printed on. From traditional photo papers to watercolor papers and canvases--we have a choice to meet your needs and make your print unique!


Favorite Paper Combinations

These are our favorite paper and printer combinations--the ones we think produce the best results. Choose the surface that best fits the mood of your photo, and make a stunning print to share with the world.

Gloss Photo Fuji Crystal Archive Gloss printed with the Chromira50 inch maximum width
This traditional glossy photo paper has beautiful color and rich, deep blacks. If you're looking for a standard glossy print, this is the choice for you.

Matte Photo Fuji Crystal Archive Matte printed with the Chromira50 inch maximum width
Like its gloss counterpart, this paper also has beautiful color and deep blacks. This is a great option for those who prefer a non-glossy surface, or for photos that will be handled a lot.

SuperGloss Fuji Flex SuperGloss printed with the Chromira30 inch maximum width
This is the glossiest paper you can use -- there's no other material like it! SuperGloss offers the deepest and richest colors, and incredible shadow detail. It practically glows with light from within. The surface is similar to Ilfochrome papers that have been popular with professional photographers for years.

Fuji Pearl Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl printed with the Chromira30 inch maximum width
This truly unique paper combines Fuji's long lasting Crystal Archive emulsion with a base containing natural mica and titanium dioxide to create a pearl/metal appearance within the print.

Silver Rag Museo Silver Rag printed with Epson 9800 K3 Photo Black44 inch maximum width
An inkjet paper with a surface similar to traditional darkroom processes, such as fiber based silver gelatin B&W prints, and color dye-transfer prints. This is one of the best choices for B&W printing.

Watercolor Smooth Hahnemühle Photo Rag printed with Epson 11800 K3 Vivid Magenta Matte Black K3 Matte Black44 inch maximum width
Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 is a 100% cotton rag artist's paper which allows prints to look like platinum, palladium, watercolor, or other alternative print processes. It is our most popular paper for photographers looking for something "different" from standard photo papers. With Epson K3VM inks inks it produces stunning depth, detail, and subtlety.

Sihl Luna Artist Canvas 340 coated with Eco Print Shield - printed with Epson 11880 VM K3 Ultrachrome inks
60 inch maximum width

Luna Artist Canvas is our favorite choice for printing on canvas because of its superb color accuracy. It's a perfect choice for any canvas application. We coat it using Eco Print Shield, with a choice of Matte, Satin, or Gloss surfaces. Eco Print Shield is the only print coating tested and rated by Wilhelm Imaging Research to increase display life. Coated canvases won't crack when stretching, are abrasion resistant, and can be cleaned with a dust cloth. We offer both stretched and unstretched canvas.

Luster Photo Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper printed with Epson 11880 K3 Vivid Magenta Photo Black60 inch maximum width
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper has been a longtime favorite for inkjet printing because it looks and feels just like Fuji Crystal Archive Matte. This paper choice is popular with our customers who own a small Epson printer. It allows them to offer larger prints than they can make themselves, while using the same paper they use to create their smaller prints.

Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk printed with Epson 11880 K3 Vivid Magenta Photo Black

Ilford silver gelatin papers have always been renowned for their quality. Now with Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk, we can make exquisite digital prints of your B&W and color photographs.

Gold Fibre Silk is a Baryta paper, and uses technology similar to that used in their traditional darkroom papers to create a look that emulates the look of prints made on the darkroom.


Don't see what you want?
See our Custom Paper Combinations for more options.

 

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