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-$110
Up to 24"x30"...............$90-$200
Up to 30"x40"...............$120-$245
Up to 43"x50"...............$150-$545
Up to 43"x80"...............$210-$625
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.
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.
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.
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
Tri Colour Gum Bichromate Prints can be made from any existing digital file. In Photoshop we separate the CMY channels out and make separate black and white negatives that record each colour. Then we re-strip the film in register over a light box, these films (exact print size ) are then laid on coated watercolour paper and exposed and processed out in three different stages, It takes minimum two days to make the finished print.
These prints are the ultimate in colour permanence , and are highly subjective in nature. Unique to this process is the way the texture is layered on with multiple coatings and the individuality of each print as no two prints of the same image file will ever be the same.
Up to 11 x14"
Film prep - $60 for set of three films finished print $250
Up to 16 x20"
Film prep - $80 for set of three films finished print $350
Up to 20 x 28"
Film prep- $120 for set of three films finished print $400
This printing process uses only one negative but prints two different colours over top of each other. With brush work and water spray, the printer reveals the underlying colour that was laid down first to create beautiful results.
Up to 11 x14"
Film prep - $20 | Finished print $150
Up to 16 x20"
Film prep - $30 | Finished print $200
Up to 20 x 28"
Film prep - $40 | Finished print $250
In this process we use Palladium (noble metal) as the image outline. With Photoshop separation methods we separate out the Black/White channel to make the Palladium, and the C , M or Y channel to create the colours.
It is possible to work from Black/White negatives using Photoshop to separate the Highlight and Shadow areas to make negatives that can be used to create a duo tone or tri tone print.
These prints are highly subjective and extremely permanent on watercolour paper.
Up to 11 x 14"
Film separations at $20 per film
One colour on Palladium- $175 per print
Two colour on Palladium- $200 per print
Three colour on Palladium - $250 per print
Up to 16 x 20
Film separations at $30 per film
One colour on Palladium - $250
Two colour on Palladium - $350
Three colour on Palladium- $375
Up to 20 x 28
Film separations at $40 per film
One colour on Palladium- $350
Two colour on Palladium- $400
Three colour on Palladium- $450
Platinum palladium prints are known and admired for many reasons, among them a rich and delicate tonal scale and unmatched archival quality. Since the prints are hand coated onto artist quality rag paper, the image actually sits within the fiber of the paper which gives them an inner glow that is not obvious in other methods of printing.
Far more resistant to light, oxidation and chemical contamination than silver, well made prints from the mid-1800’s show no fading or staining.
A well processed platinum palladium print lasts as long as the substrate it is printed on; the paper base will fall apart before the metals show any change.
Up to 11 x 14"
Film Included - $200
Up to 16 x 20"
Film included - $300
Up to 20 x 24"
Film Included - $350