Boutique Printing

20130226_Cary_North Carolina_printer_0024-EditWe are happy to open up our expertise in making archival, fine-art prints and reproductions worthy of portfolio presentation and display for fellow visual artists looking for a gallery-quality print of their own images either for personal enjoyment or for sale to clients.  We stock a small selection of papers hand-picked for their unique qualities.  Our current prices and other services are listed here.

Every paper surface will lend its own characteristics to the printed image: the fine sheen of a luster paper and the waved texture of watercolor paper can make for a dramatic shift in appearance for the same photograph!  If none of our papers fit with your vision, we will work together to find another surface for the final image.  We believe that it’s important to talk about what type of surface and presentation best serves the image.

Photographers and visual artists work every day with color and tonal relationships.  We pride ourselves on making prints that closely match what we see on-screen for both color and black and white photography.  Before printing we soft-proof and tone each image and our color-managed workflow is calibrated and profiled from end-to-end with an Eye One colorimeter for our proofing monitors and an Eye One spectrophotometer built into the print carriage of our HP DesignJet Z3200!

As for the image file, please limit the size to 100mb and upload only JPG, TIF, or PSD files.  (If you have a much larger file or are using a different format, please contact us to make arrangements.)  We prefer that you crop your photos to the appopriate dimensions but will make a crop for you.  Please have your files prepared in the Adobe RGB color space.  Note that we do apply sharpening before output.

Finally, please allow for two to three days before your order is shipped: we give each project the time it deserves, and that includes 24 hours for prints to cure before packaging.