Bird Table by Sarah Smith
Weekender 1 by Kathryn Sassall
Single Net by Jane Harding
OK, it's not only for Herefordshire artists - we scan and print for artists, photographers, galleries and museums from across the region - but you know what we mean. We recognise the value that artists place on being able to discuss the reproduction of their work with the print technician. It's so much simpler that way and produces better results. Maybe that's why we've got an H.art winner or two to our name! You are welcome to bring your work to our office in Weobley and take your prints away with you same day.
Giclée prints are only as good as the file they are made from. We carefully photograph your painting in our studio to produce a super high resolution digital master that we can print from.
|Your Artwork Size||Scanning Price|
|Small (longest dimension up to 400mm)||£24|
|Medium (longest dimension up to 600mm)||£30|
|Large (longest dimension up to 1000mm)||£36|
|Super (longest dimension over 1000mm)||P.O.A.|
We will store and safely backup these files for you, but never hold them to ransom - it's your artwork after all - and you are always welcome to take the digital masters away with you if you wish. You'll find they'll be welcomed at any print bureau.
Normal methods of scanning artwork have problems with shiny originals. And not just oils: crayons, pencils and some acrylics too get washed out in the scanning process, leading to weak shadows and dull, lifeless prints. Our system cuts through the glare to give you the richest colours and deep, clear prints full of detail.
Retouching covers everything we do to get your digital master ready to print. Of course, you may not want us to do anything at all, but we find that most artists like to be fully involved in the reproduction of their works. Forget trying to instruct a stranger via email or over the phone, you need to see what's happening on-screen, and that's when our local service is at its most important.
|Retouching, if required||Price |
|Per ½ hour||£20||£24|
Our prints are made with an industry leading 12 colour ink set that gives rich, vibrant prints that should be fade free for over 100 years.
|Giclée Print Size||On Baryta Paper||On Rives Paper|
|A4+ (up to 215mm x 300mm)||£12||£18|
|A3+ (up to 300mm x 450mm)||£18||£24|
|A2+ (up to 450mm x 600mm)||£24||£36|
|A1+ (up to 600mm x 900mm)||£36||£48|
We tested over 40 papers before settling on these two very particular papers.
Canson Baryta Photographique is the paper that came out top in those tests. Richer colours, brighter whites and deeper blacks mean your prints will look at their best.
But, there's more to choosing a paper than technicalities.
That's where BFK Rives comes in. This is a paper with a fine-art heritage going back hundreds of years. Its gorgeous, velvety texture turns a print into a work of art.
Some customers bring their own favourite paper with them. We are happy to print on any material that meets the technical requirements of our printers.
We understand that printing the several copies of the same image required for a limited edition print run is a major undertaking for most artists. But printing multiple prints at one time brings many benefits. Print consistency is one - and it's a big one of course. We strive to maintain constant image quality from print to print, day to day, year to year, but printing is a real world activity and absolute consistency simply isn't acheivable: especially when prints are being scrutinised by a trained artist's eye. But multiple prints run at the same time do match as closely as possible: using the same inks, the same batch of paper, the same environmental conditions ensures the greatest possible consistency. The other big saving is time, and this allows us to offer generous discounts for multiple prints made at the same time.
|Edition of 5 prints||10%|
|Edition of 10 prints||12½%|
|Edition of 25 prints||15%|