Color and Carbon Pigment Print Services and Prices

Color Pigment and Carbon Pigment Prints

A Fine Art Color Giclée print is made with pigment-based archival inks on cotton rag paper.

The tested (predicted) life of a color print, being displayed properly, is 80 - 200 years before noticeable fading occurs (based on the ink/paper combination).

A Fine Art Carbon Pigment print is made with carbon pigment-based archival inks on cotton rag paper. This ink set will produce a very wide dynamic range black and white image. Since Carbon Pigment inks contain no dyes, the tone of the image depends on the paper being used and may range from a warm black (not as warm as sepia) on natural papers to a neutral black (on some whitened papers.

The tested (predicted) life of a Carbon Pigment print, being displayed properly, can be 200 years or more before noticeable fading occurs (based on the ink/paper combination).

Display and Care of Prints:

  • Display behind glass in standard room light.
  • Do not subject print to direct sunlight.
  • Do not let glass touch surface of print.

Printing Services

Direct To Print images are transmitted directly to the printer with no enhancement, modification, conversions or proofing.

All Direct-To-Printimage files are printed on an "as is" basis - no remakes.

Image files must conform as follows:

  • sized and cropped, with borders included in image.
  • formatted exactly as you want it printed.
  • Have a resolution between 180 ppi and 360 ppi.
  • flattened with no alpha channels
  • 8 bit jpeg, tiff, or psd format.
  • color tagged as sRGB, Adobe RGB (1998) or grayscale gamma 2.2

Direct-To-Print images are to be prepaid.

Tuned Custom Prints include:

  • color and contrast adjustment
  • addition of print borders (optional)
  • test print (approx 10" in the long direction) on the paper specified for the final print.

Light retouching may be requested at an additional $20 per quarter hour - includes dust removal, sharpening, dodging & burning only.

Extensive retouching may be requested at an additional $37.50 per quarter hour - includes compositing, reconstruction, beauty, etc.

Custom Exhibition Prints include:

  • Exclusive, in-person fine art printing session - appointment is required.
  • Includes light retouching (dust removal, sharpening, dodging & burning) to your specification while you wait.
  • Includes up to 2 test prints (approx 10" in the long direction) on the paper specified for the final print.

Extensive retouching may be requested at an additional $37.50 per quarter hour - includes compositing, reconstruction, beauty, etc.