Service Spotlight: Inkjet

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Courtesy Rita Leistner / Stephen Bulger Gallery

I have been making colour prints now my whole career, in my past jobs before I opened my own shop, I worked  in many capacities as a colour corrector, colour printer and photo comp specialist. One of my past specialty’s was making mural prints from 8×10 colour film. Thirty years later, we are seeing the same quality from the new Phase Back systems.
For me making colour prints is magical and even though we have state of art white balance capabilities, thanks to technology advances, the fine print always need collaboration with the artist and printer. Subtle colour balances, or contrast changes are required to produce work that is outstanding.
For many of my clients I work very closely balancing a body of work so that it can hang cohesively together, this is not a simple task. As well striking the right balance requires testing and then final print.
Today I use a Canon 12 ink printer and my maximum size (to date) is the image above which is 60 x 77 inches. I like inkjet for the different papers that we can use, as well with good profiling the consistency assured print to print. Inkjet prints can be hung within box frames, can be mounted to dibond mounts for displays, using spacers within frames or aluminum mounting systems to hang on walls.

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Service Spotlight: Press & Go

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Press & Go Canvas

How does the press and go service work? 

Press and Go is exactly what is sounds like: we load up the paper of choice, send your file to the printer and hit the print button.

It is important for the client to be able to set up a canvas, which is easily learned. Once this minimal paper usage canvas is set up you can send it to us many ways, Hightail or direct stick. Make sure to create a canvas size that fits your paper choice: most of our papers are 44″ wide, a few are 42″. Length of the canvas depends on your needs.

For paper selection we are offering Matt, Rag, Glossy and Semi Matt for Press and Go, these selections pretty much cover huge territory, but if you have specific paper need then obviously there will be some back and forth communication with us to set something up.

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Service Spotlight: Contemporary Printing

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What does the contemporary photo world look like right now? 

Inkjet technology is king right now, we see this process everywhere and at our lab we use the Canon line of printers with unprecedented 12 ink pigment sets, that actually have a colour palette beyond a typical RA4 print we would see with our lambda, or others chromira printing devices.

We are seeing people push the envelope with capture devices (Iphone) and these mirrorless digital capture devices that amaze me each time I open up a file to make a print.

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