For many years, photographers and other artists have chosen to work with professional printmakers to create prints that match their vision. This collaboration produces a truly custom print – one where the print is made to the artist’s exact specifications. Custom prints are needed because files directly from digital cameras or scanners never produce the best possible results. Creative decisions need to be made while adjustments are made globally and locally to optimize color, density, contrast, and saturation of the image. When an experienced professional printmaker controls these adjustments, it allows the image to best express what the artist felt when they created it.

While some artists choose to make these edits themselves, many choose to work with a professional printmaker to do the work for them, allowing them to utilize the vast knowledge and expertise of the printmaker. It also frees them from what can be a long and intensive process, allowing them more time for other things, like creating new work.

For artists who want to work with an expert printmaker to make custom prints, we offer our Exhibition Quality Print service.

While the techniques and the knowledge we use to make our custom Exhibition Prints are important, what really matters most is building a relationship between the artist and the printmaker. We use proofs, phone calls, emails, or even personal meetings to learn your style, and to see through your eyes. By building a rapport with you, it allows us to deliver the print you want, time after time. If you can tell us what you are looking for in an image, we can achieve it for you.

A relationship with one of our expert printmakers gives you the equivalent of your own personal digital expert who is available on-call for your needs. It also gives you the benefit of paying for just the competitively priced services you need, instead of adding another salary to your expenses.

At Light & Ink Imaging we can make you one print, or hundreds of prints for a retrospective. We can also make you files for fine art books, magazines, posters, calendars, or any other CMYK offset need. Once your images have been digitized and interpreted, there is no limit to what you can do with them.

To create an Exhibition Quality Print, we start by talking with you about your vision for the image. We then take your digital file or a scan of your original image and make the creative decisions in Photoshop to achieve a print that meets your expectations. After the necessary adjustments to global and local color, contrast, density, and saturation are made, we can make proofs and talk, or make your final prints without the proofing step, if you choose. Once you have made your initial Exhibition Quality Print, you can order additional prints at any time at the lower Precise Reproduction Print pricing.

Pricing for Exhibition Quality Prints made from Digital Captures (RAW, TIFF, or JPEG)

Exhibition Quality Prints made from Digital Captures include file from digital cameras and digital backs in RAW, TIFF, or JPEG formats. All Exhibition Quality Prints include the creation of a Custom Reproduction File and one Precise Reproduction Print at the 1st Print price. The sizes listed bellow are just some common sizes, almost any other print size is available as well. If you don’t see the size you need, please use the square-foot pricing listed above to find the price of your print. Prints smaller than 8×10 will be billed at the 8×10 price. If you would like multiple prints of the same image made at the same time, please refer to the Additional Print pricing of our Precise Reproduction Prints.

Semi Matte Photo

Pricing by File, Sq Ft & Paper Size $30 + $13/ft2 $40 + $13/ft2
Up to 65MB 65MB to 500MB
8×10 or smaller $37.22 $47.22
8.5×11 $38.44 $48.44
11×14 $43.90 $53.90
12×18 $49.50 $59.50
16×20 $58.89 $68.89
16×24 $64.67 $74.67
20×24 $73.33 $83.33
20×30 $84.17 $94.17
24×30 $95.00 $105.00
24×36 $108.00 $118.00
30×40 $138.33 $148.33
30×50 $165.42 $175.42
36×48 $186.00 $196.00
36×54 $205.50 $215.50
40×60 $246.67 $256.67
44×66 $292.17 $302.17

Somerset Velvet

Pricing by File, Sq Ft & Paper Size $30 + $18/ft2 $40 + $18/ft2
Up to 65MB 65MB to 500MB
8×10 or smaller $40.00 $50.00
8.5×11 $41.69 $51.69
11×14 $49.25 $59.25
12×18 $57.00 $67.00
16×20 $70.00 $80.00
16×24 $78.00 $88.00
20×24 $90.00 $100.00
20×30 $105.00 $115.00
24×30 $120.00 $130.00
24×36 $133.00 $148.00
30×40 $180.00 $190.00
30×50 $217.50 $227.50
36×48 $246.00 $256.00
36×54 $273.00 $283.00
40×60 $330.00 $340.00
44×66 $393.00 $403.00

Baryta

Pricing by File, Sq Ft & Paper Size $30 + $20/ft2 $40 + $20/ft2
Up to 65MB 65MB to 500MB
8×10 or smaller $41.11 $51.11
8.5×11 $42.99 $52.99
11×14 $51.39 $61.39
12×18 $60.00 $70.00
16×20 $74.44 $84.44
16×24 $83.33 $93.33
20×24 $96.67 $106.67
20×30 $11333 $123.33
24×30 $130.00 $140.00
24×36 $150.00 $160.00
30×40 $196.67 $206.67
30×50 $238.33 $248.33
36×48 $270.00 $280.00
36×54 $300.00 $310.00
40×60 $363.33 $373.33
44×66 $433.33 $443.33

Canvas

Pricing by File, Sq Ft & Paper Size $30 + $22/ft2 $40 + $22/ft2
1st Print Additional Prints
8×10 or smaller $42.22 $52.22
8.5×11 $44.28 $54.22
11×14 $53.53 $63.53
12×18 $63.00 $73.00
16×20 $78.89 $88.89
16×24 $88.67 $98.67
20×24 $103.33 $113.33
20×30 $121.67 $131.67
24×30 $140.00 $150.00
24×36 $162.00 $172.00
30×40 $213.33 $223.33
30×50 $259.17 $269.17
36×48 $294.00 $304.00
36×54 $327.00 $337.00
40×60 $396.67 $406.67
44×66 $473.67 $483.67

Pricing Exhibition Quality Prints made from High Resolution Scans

Exhibition Quality Prints made from High Resolution Scans include all images that started in an analog format. This includes our own High Resolution Scans, your own scanner at home, or scan of one of your images from another lab. All Exhibition Quality Prints include the creation of a Custom Reproduction File and one Precise Reproduction Print at the 1st Print price. The sizes listed bellow are just some common sizes, almost any other print size is available as well. If you don’t see the size you need, please use the square-foot pricing listed above to find the price of your print. Prints smaller than 8×10 will be billed at the 8×10 price. If you would like multiple prints of the same image made at the same time, please refer to the Additional Print pricing of our Precise Reproduction Prints.

Semi Matte Photo

Pricing by File, Sq Ft & Paper Size $40 + $13/ft2 $55 + $13/ft2
Up to 65MB 65MB to 500MB
8×10 or smaller $47.22 $62.22
8.5×11 $48.44 $63.44
11×14 $53.90 $68.90
12×18 $59.50 $74.50
16×20 $68.89 $83.89
16×24 $74.67 $89.67
20×24 $83.33 $98.33
20×30 $94.17 $109.17
24×30 $105.00 $120.00
24×36 $118.00 $133.00
30×40 $148.33 $163.33
30×50 $175.42 $190.42
36×48 $196.00 $211.00
36×54 $215.50 $230.00
40×60 $256.67 $271.67
44×66 $302.17 $317.17

Somerset Velvet

Pricing by File, Sq Ft & Paper Size $40 + $18/ft2 $55 + $18/ft2
Up to 65MB 65MB to 500MB
8×10 or smaller $50.00 $65.00
8.5×11 $51.69 $66.69
11×14 $59.25 $74.25
12×18 $67.00 $82.00
16×20 $80.00 $95.00
16×24 $88.00 $103.00
20×24 $100.00 $115.00
20×30 $115.00 $130.00
24×30 $130.00 $145.00
24×36 $148.00 $163.00
30×40 $190.00 $205.00
30×50 $227.50 $242.50
36×48 $256.00 $271.00
36×54 $283.00 $298.00
40×60 $340.00 $355.00
44×66 $403.00 $418.00

Baryta

Pricing by File, Sq Ft & Paper Size $40 + $20/ft2 $55 + $20/ft2
Up to 65MB 65MB to 500MB
8×10 or smaller $51.11 $66.11
8.5×11 $52.99 $67.99
11×14 $61.39 $76.39
12×18 $70.00 $85.00
16×20 $54.44 $99.44
16×24 $93.33 $108.33
20×24 $106.67 $121.67
20×30 $123.33 $138.33
24×30 $140.00 $155.00
24×36 $160.00 $175.00
30×40 $206.67 $221.67
30×50 $248.33 $263.33
36×48 $280.00 $295.00
36×54 $310.00 $325.00
40×60 $373.33 $388.33
44×66 $443.33 $458.33

Canvas

Pricing by File, Sq Ft & Paper Size $40 + $22/ft2 $55 + $22/ft2
1st Print Additional Prints
8×10 or smaller $52.22 $67.22
8.5×11 $54.28 $69.28
11×14 $63.53 $78.53
12×18 $73.00 $88.00
16×20 $88.89 $103.89
16×24 $98.67 $113.67
20×24 $113.33 $128.33
20×30 $131.67 $146.67
24×30 $150.00 $165.00
24×36 $172.00 $187.00
30×40 $223.33 $238.33
30×50 $269.17 $284.17
36×48 $304.00 $319.00
36×54 $337.00 $352.00
40×60 $406.67 $421.67
44×66 $483.33 $498.67