Whether you are preparing your images for an exhibition or your home, we will help you through the test print stage with colour correction and adjustments before the final print.
Choose from the following Hahnemühle paper options for your custom project:
Studio Enhanced Matt
Museum Etching (only available upon request)
*all papers are 44" wide, 60" is available on a per project basis
Up to 20"x24"...............$65-$85
Up to 24"x30"...............$90-$120
Up to 30"x40"...............$120-$150
Up to 43"x50"...............$150-$200
Up to 43"x80"...............$210-$250
The fusion of modern digital technology and true silver gelatin fibre printing involves using a Durst Lambda 76 photographic laser printer. The current paper we are using is Ilford Galerie FB digital, a Baryta/Fibre based silver gelatin paper introduced in 2006.
Lambda Fibre prints bring together the added creative benefits offered by digital manipulation, with the long-established aesthetic and archival properties of true baryta base black and white silver gelatin prints.
The fact that silver gives better control of image tone and is predictable, reliable and stable makes it the perfect platform for creative image making.
Durst Lambda is a laser printer company that developed innovative digital replacements for traditional darkroom printing. Rather than using a bulb to expose light on photographic paper, this printer uses three lasers (red, green and blue) to expose light onto rolled photographic paper as it advances though the Lambda inside a large drum.
The exposed paper is then tray processed through photographic chemicals using the Ilford archival double fix, hypo clear and final wash sequence.
Black and white images made from silver have been around for over 150 years. The process is perfect for Museums, Archivists, or photographers wishing to take their work to silver gelatin print media or silver enlarged negatives for alternative prints which could include silver, gum, pt pd and many other contact processes.
Preparing files for Fibre base Prints
Adobe 1998 – flattened 8-bit tiff at 400ppi resolution
Final Sharpening in consultation
Simple name header for each image
Internal crop marks on each image if required
Files can be prepared by us or you the user.
We use LAB numbers to control the endpoints for this paper and consultation will indeed improve the work.
Highlight with detail should read between LAB 91-94
Shadow with detail should read between LAB 4-9
Your mid contrast is a simple matter of curve adjustment between these recommended points to your taste.
Up to 11"x14"..................$40-$70
Up to 20"x24"..................$140-$200
New to our lab is custom-made film for contact process via Silver, Pt. Pd, Gum Bichromate or other processes where a large negative is required.
This service is much like LVT recorder negative, the big difference being that this film can be contact printed in very simple darkrooms without the need for enlarger equipment.
The film is targeted at those who want a simple printing solution as well as a historically archival workflow to make prints.
The film we make is not intended for putting in an enlarger but rather directly on the material being exposed.
All film is based on two 16" x 20" films at a time being imaged and processed to facilitate exact custom processing. Or a single sheet 20" x 36" with room to handle film from edges.
We use very large mural trays with film developer, stop and fix and follow normal film process procedures by hand.
Our film does not go through a roller transport processor.
Each package is done separately and we will only process when there is enough film to maximize the volumes of chemistry required to do the job correctly.
We will do the inversion and flip horizontal for the client and will sharpen if required.
Most photographers these days have good workflows for dodge and burn, black and white conversion.
If you feel that you do not have these skills please consult with us and we will assist in making your files ready.
Duotone and tri-colour separation is available – please email to discuss
Like digital fibre prints we image at the following specs:
Adobe 1998- 8bit flattened tiff (no alpha channels)
400 ppi resolution
Simple name of file (i.e. Carnie1.tif)
Day rate plus material costs
Pricing per job only