Image: Tan Track & Trails by Alice Oehr, photo by Tatanja Ross.

We specialise in archival pigment printing, otherwise known as giclée printing. These are no run-of-the-mill digital prints; our process involves large format printers, water based pigment inks, custom ICC profiles, and archival fine art papers. The combination of these elements, along with our extensive expertise in digital imaging, results in prints of unrivaled quality.

Our workhorses are Epson large-format printers: specifically, a 64” P20070 and a 44” P9070. We can produce prints as small as a passport photo, all the way up to 64” in width by almost any length. We recognise the diverse needs of artists and accept projects of all sizes and scopes - from one-off personal pieces through to large volume print editions. With a tiered discount system for print runs and fair file setup billing, we strive to maintain affordability without compromising quality.

Archival Fine Art Papers —
The term 'archival' pertains to the stability of the materials (ink, paper) used to create your print. It is the quality of these materials that ensures a print retains its color and quality over time. Essentially, a fine art print is only as good as the paper it’s printed on - so we stock only the very best.

Smooth Fine Art Paper Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 305gsm
Hahnemühle Pearl 320gsm
Hahnemühle Hemp 290gsm
Canson Rag Photographique 310gsm 
Canson Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm
Textured Fine Art PaperHahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm
Hahnemühle Agave 290gsm
Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm
Hahnemühle Torchon 285gsm
Arches BFK Rives White 310gsm
Arches Aquarelle Rag 310gsm

Consulting —
Our consulting services provide specialist guidance, from casual discussions to personalised tutorials and sessions focused on exhibition planning. We can arrange casual appointments to meet us and check out our paper samples, and we also offer screen-based consults for hands-on help with editing and workflow.

File Setup —
We offer a range of digital imaging services to help you achieve optimal print results. Whether you need to enhance an existing file or create a print-ready file from physical artwork, we’re here to help. Typically, file set-up is done on an as-needed basis. If your file is correctly prepared and you haven’t requested any edits or retouching, no file set-up costs apply. File setup and digital imaging services are billed in five-minute increments, to keep it fair and economical for jobs of all sizes and complexities.  

Test Printing —
Test printing provides a clear understanding of what to expect from our print process, and from your file. It precisely illustrates how color, detail, and resolution translate from screen to print. Additionally, you have the option to print on various paper types, allowing you to compare how different textures and finishes enhance your image. We recommend this as a starting point for newcomers, those printing a new artwork for the first time, or anyone aiming for a large-scale print. It's a prudent approach to achieving a stellar final product - after all, the proof is in the pudding. 

Finishing —
We understand the unique needs of artists when it comes to exhibiting work, or presenting work to clients. With this in mind, we have curated a suite of additional extras designed compliment our fine art printing services. We offer edge deckling (hand-torn edges), exhibition signage options, archival presentation packaging, postal packaging, certificates of authenticity and more. 

Pricing & Ordering —
Our print pricing is determined by print size, quantity, and required file set-up. We publish a Services Guide which comprehensively details all of our services and pricing, which you can view here.
All print orders must be placed online. Turn-around times range depending on the size of your order, however most jobs are completed within a week.

Where to from here?

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View our Services Guide, or request a quote.
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