Printmaking

When you activate your camera’s shutter to take a picture, it’s only the beginning. The RAW file must be digitally processed with skill and the resulting image file tweaked for color correction and detail. And it doesn’t end there, for to make a superior fine art or museum quality print takes experience, careful attention to detail and the best printers, inks and papers.

We are photographers ourselves, with many years of experience preparing digital files and making prints. We both sell our own custom fine art prints. Now we are ready to place those resources in your service, to give you exhibition prints of the finest quality, whether in full glowing color or stunning black-and-white.

We will make your prints with the same care we apply to our own work.

We can print straight from your worked-up files, or apply our post-processing skills to give your final prints that special something that makes them stand out. These are not mass-produced “machine prints” such as you might get from bulk sources. We are a small custom shop where each print is made with care and attention to detail.

We use the finest available papers to produce prints of unusual quality. By special arrangement we can provide your prints on the paper of your choice. Our favorites include Epson Premium Luster, Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Bayreta and Epson Glossy Metallic.

We use two printers, a 17-inch Epson P800 and “The Beast,” an Epson P8000 that can print up to 44 inches wide by however long you want. Both are workhorse professional printers using the Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks, capable of producing extraordinary color saturation and detail. Here is what Epson says of these inks:

“UltraChrome K3™ ink can produce archival prints with amazing color fidelity, gloss level, and scratch resistance, while providing consistently stable colors that significantly outperform lesser ink technologies. This breakthrough pigment ink technology also makes it the perfect choice for professional neutral and toned black and white prints with higher density levels and virtually no metamerism.”

Because our overhead is low, our prices are surprisingly reasonable for exhibition quality prints. We will work with you to meet your needs, sharing our years of experience in the digital world of photography. If you are shooting with film, or have an archive of film images, we can scan them for you.

Post Processing Services

To help you get the most from your images when made into prints, we can help you. Through our post processing services we can tweak your files to get the most from the picture as you envisioned it. We use a toolbox of software to achieve the best color, whether you want a low key effect or colors that scream. Tastes vary, and there is no right or wrong way to process a file. We will supply on-line digital proofs for your approval before printing. The choice of media also has a strong effect on the final result, and we are glad to advise you. For museum quality archival prints, you can’t beat the Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Baryeta for brilliant color saturation and long life. For our standard fine art prints few can match Epson’s Premium Luster, and we also offer metallic paper media and canvas. We can print on almost any other appropriate media by special arrangement.

Print Pricing

Following are some examples of our print prices. We can print in various formats and using different media by special arrangement. See below for details

Many Choices of Media

Our standard Fine Art Prints are made on  Epson Ultra Premium Luster paper, ranking at the top for quality. We can also provide your prints on a variety of other papers through special arrangement.

Our gallery or museum quality prints are made on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta 100% cotton rag paper. which provides brilliant color and excellent archival qualities.

Metallic Fine Art prints are made on the Epson Glossy metallic papers to give images a striking effect without the high cost of printing on actual metal sheets.

We can also provide custom sizes and paper selection. Call to discuss your needs.

Quantity Discounts

If you need multiple copies of the same print we offer a quantity discount. If you order four prints you will pay for only three, saving 25%. If you order six prints you will pay for only four, saving one-third. Order ten or more and receive a 50 percent discount on your order. Order 50 or more and take off 60 percent. For orders of 100 or more please ask us for a quote.

Prices do not include shipping. We use USPS, FedEx and UPS and bear no responsibility for delays or damage in transit. You may specify extradited shipment by arrangement at actual cost. We will also include the cost of shipping materials such as tubes or boxes. We do not charge any “handling” charges, only our out-of-pocket costs.

A 50% deposit is required for orders exceeding $200.

You will be invoiced through PayPal when your job is ready to ship and payment must be received prior to release.

We will work with you to assure your job is done right and to your full satisfaction.We stand behind our work and will provide a refund or will remake your prints if they are found lacking. Your claim must be substantiated by return of the disputed prints and our agreement that we are truly at fault. Whenever possible we will strive to correct problems such as excessive noise, lack of sharpness or poor color balance, however we cannot agree to claims resulting from the poor quality of original files provided to us.

Contact us for information on services we can provide for the discriminating wedding photography, including full print packages plus special products to help you earn more. We know the business as Mark is a former wedding shooter who did more than 200 weddings in both still and video when he lived in Pennsylvania. We can provide you with beautiful prints that are truly archival, and even professionally edit your video footage. Your clients will love what you do for them. To learn more go to this page.