Print Options and Pricing
GRAfx 8 prints all our images on two Epson 9880s and Epson's largest printer... the 11880 which prints as wide as 64".,
When capturing your original artwork, or importing your file for proofing, there is an intial set-up charge. This includes the importing and color correcting of your image in the first stage of the proofing process. Additional work, ie; fixing blemishes on the image in the computer, that you don't wish to show up on the print, or other custom work will be a $20 per 1/4 hr. charge. Finally you will be asked to participate in the final stage of the proofing process before your artwork is reproduced, ensuring your satisfaction with the final product. All prints are on 100% acid free substrates with archival inks, and if kept under conservation glass (if paper prints), may be expected to
remain light fast for up to 150 years or more.
For more info on archivability go to Wilhelm Imaging Research.
Every reproduction is as individual as each piece of art. The table below will give you an idea about our set up charges. These prices reflect an average and will be finalized during your consultation. The set up process for reproducing a piece of art involves many things. The first step is to Photo/Scan your artwork with a Betterlight Digital Scan Back 384 megapixel camera. The artwork is hung in a daylight balanced lighting configuration. Before the capture is made a "color corrected picture" is made of the artwork and the lighting configuration along with a color chart. This is used to create a "profile" for your image. Color correction comes next. The camera, whether digital or film, sees a different spectrum of light than our eyes. This shifts the color and must be corrected. When the printed proof is color corrected, we call you to come down and either approve the proof or fine tune the colors with us; as every set of eyes sees colors differently as well.
Every effort is made to capture and reproduce not only the color and the texture of your piece but the story it tells. As we've mentioned in A Bit About Color on the website, some colors are un-reproducable; but in most cases, many people believe our prints to be original pieces of artwork.