Inkjet Printing

the technology

Imagine producing 64-inch-wide archival prints with amazing color fidelity, gloss level, and scratch resistance, while providing consistently stable colors that significantly outperform lesser ink technologies. Imagine producing neutral and toned, black-and-white prints with even higher density levels, along with virtually no metamerism or bronzing. Our newest inkjet, the Epson 11880 can ensure that your digital files translate accurately to any media of your choice. If you do not find the information you need, or have further questions please feel free to contact one of our imaging consultants

the media

Epson Premium Luster

This is one of our highest performing photo papers. Features the same Luster E surface (orange peel) of traditional silver halide prints. A favorite among professional photographers.

Epson Hot Press Natural

An acid free, 100% cotton rag media with a natural smooth finish. This paper has an extremely-high color gamut and black density.

Harman by Hahnemuhle Matte Cotton Textured

Harman by Hahnemuhle Matte Cotton Textured is manufactured with the revered mould-made process, utilizing custom made felts for a unique, highly textured watercolor surface and finish to help achieve the best combination of image quality and image permanence.  In addition to the 22 Mil caliper and 300 gsm, the paper is 100 percent cotton fiber and acid, lignin and OBA-free, making it an ideal fine art paper for today’s printing professionals.

Hahnemuhle Bamboo

Bamboo is the world’s first digital fine art inkjet paper made from bamboo fibres. Bamboo represents spirituality, naturalness and resource-saving paper production. Particularly suitable for warm-toned colour and monochrome prints, Bamboo really highlights the sensuality of images.

premium lusterhot press natural / matte cotton textured / bamboo
16×2063.0075.00
20×2484.00100.00
20×30105.00125.00
24×30105.00125.00
30×40189.00225.00
40×60357.00425.00

 

Exhibition Canvas Matte

An acid free, lignin free heavyweight cotton-poly blend, this elegantly textured canvas features a matte non-reflective surface with a bright white point, exceptionally high Dmax and wide color gamut. The canvas base is enhanced with elastic polymers providing high tensile strength and flexibility for gallery wrap stretching without cracking.

CanvasCanvas, Laminated & Stretched (Gallery Wrap)*
16×2078.00184.00
20×24104.00235.00
20×30130.00276.00
24×30130.00307.00
30×40234.00461.00
40×60442.00790.00

*All canvas prints can be stretched on either 1.25″, 2″, or 3″ bars.

Pricing is subject to change without notice. All prices do not include applicable taxes.

If you do not find the information you need, or have further questions please feel free to contact one of our imaging consultants

file preparation

When preparing your digital images for inkjet printing there are three different workflows:

  • Raster Graphics
    • an image composed of pixels created in programs such as Adobe Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, and Corel PhotoPaint.
  • Vector Graphics
    • an image that is resolution independent drawn mathematically in the computer created in programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia Freehand.
  • Raster-Vector Graphics
    • a combination of raster and vector graphics combined to form a layout created in programs such as Quark XPress, Adobe InDesign and Adobe PageMaker.

When sending files following the raster graphics workflow:

  • Files can only be either TIFF or JPEG, as we do not support camera raw files
    • TIFF files can contain no Adobe Photoshop layers or channels.
    • JPEG files are recommended to be saved at maximum quality, i.e. 10 – 12.
  • Images for output should have a minimum of 150 ppi at final size for optimum image quality.
  • All images must be in an RGB colour space with the appropriate ICC profile tagged.
  • All images must be be 8-bit colour.
  • File names should be kept to under 30 characters saved with the appropriate extension .jpg or .tif.

When sending files following the vector graphics workflow:

  • Convert all text to outlines or include all fonts with your job.
  • Set colour fills to proper Pantone process colours and do not use spot colours
    • As all colours output differently on different media, for clients seeking colour accuracy we recommend coming into our main location to select the Pantone colour from our Pantone colour charts output on our wide range of media.

When sending files following the raster-vector graphics workflow:

  • Raster elements in your layout should have a minimum of 150 ppi at final size for optimum image quality.
  • Link your raster images rather than embedding within the document so that we can accurately colour manage your images.
  • Convert all text to outlines or include all fonts with your job.
  • Select pantone coated colours referring for all fills in your vector elements
    • As all colour output differently on different media, for clients seeking colour accuracy we recommend coming into our main location to select the pantone colour from our pantone colour charts output on our wide range of media.
  • When setting up your page setup for your layout, we recommend at least 150 ppi for optimum print quality.

If you do not find the information you need, or have further questions please feel free to contact one of our imaging consultants