Printlab & Archival Imaging
We are starting the new year with a merger between Printlab and Archival Imaging. For the last 2 years, Archival Imaging was our sister company producing the finest art reproductions available by the employment of the Better Light scanning system and the Printlab was in charge of printing these images.
Our current Archival Imaging customers will continue to receive the same services at Printlab. By combining the two companies we are now able to expedite service and give our customers a far better and more transparent experience.
We use a Better Light Super 8K-HS digital scanning back attached to a 4x5 view camera to digitally capture the artwork.
The major benefit of this method is the flexibility in size and format. Any work, two or three-dimensional may be photographed. The digital scanning back scans the entire image plane to fully reproduce colors, unlike DSLR sensors, which interpolate colors. The final digital files are of the highest bit depth available (16-bit), and of extremely high resolution (approximately 500MB). This allows the artwork to be re-printed at virtually any size.
Our unique use of light polarizing filters allow for flexibility in lighting the artwork. If your artwork relies on a sense of depth or texture the technician can adjust the lights for optimum reflections, textural detail or provide completely even lighting.
Once we have a perfect digital copy of your file and you have approved the printed proof, we make the final inkjet print using archival paper and Ultrachrome archival pigment-based ink.
The size column refers to the largest dimension of the artwork.