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Photo Prints

Prints on Fuji Crystal Archive and Kodak Endura photographic papers

"Traditional" photo papers.... gelatin-emulsion, light-sensitive, silver-halide papers, exposed by lasers on the Durst Lambda digital enlarger.

Careful attention to your needs and fully color-managed workflow for superior prints.

 

Lambda Direct Prints

Direct Prints are imaged from your "print-ready" files exactly as received, with no adjustments.

Images should be fully color-managed, cropped and sized. Be sure you're satisfied with your artistic and aesthetic corrections.  By using a fully color-managed workflow and soft-proofing with our custom printer profiles, you should get very predictable results.

Papers: Luster, Semi-matte, Gloss, Metallic and Super-gloss

Download Printer Profiles for Photoshop soft-proofing

Lambda Custom Prints

Custom prints are individually adjusted by our experienced technicians... cropped, sized and corrected for a pleasing print.  Custom prints exceed nearly all normal needs, setting a high standard of quality and affordability.

Papers: Luster, Semi-matte, Gloss, Metallic and Supergloss

Approval proofs, if desired, are available at reasonable cost. Subjective adjustments will incur additional testing charges.

For critical matching to existing prints or samples, see our Gallery Set-up service below.

Gallery Set-up Service

Gallery Set-up is typically used by fine artists and clients who need critical color matching to their samples. We provide collaboration and testing to meet their needs.

After we've optimized the image for best possible printing you receive an approval test before final printing. Additional tests, if necessary to meet subjective changes, are available at reasonable cost.

We store the optimized image file for future reprinting and you receive a copy on CDR of the final file for your own archives.

 

  "Lambda-Direct"

Prints from your "print-ready" files

 

 Larger Prints up to 48" x 120"

Please Call for Pricing

615-943-2505

 

Gloss, Luster or
Semi-Matte

 

Metallic

 

 

1st

2nd-5th

 

1st

2nd-5th

 

5x7

9.90

7.92

 

20.00

16.00

 

8x10

11.30

9.04

 

20.00

16.00

 

8.5x11

12.10

9.68

 

25.00

20.00

 

11x14

15.40

12.32

 

30.00

24.00

 

16x20

25.60

20.48

 

41.20

32.96

 

20x24

35.00

28.00

 

57.10

45.68

 

20x30

41.70

33.36

 

69.10

55.28

 

Normal 2 Day Service

Lambda-Direct Prints are for advanced users who want total control over their prints' appearance.

Files are imaged from your "print-ready" files, exactly as received with no adjustments and no testing.

"Print-Ready" means that you've fully prepared your image file. We print the files exactly as received, with no changes or corrections, on the Lambda digital enlarger.

It's your job to make sure the image is fully color-managed, correctly sized and proportioned and that you're satisfied with your artistic and aesthetic adjustments.

The Lambda digital enlarger is carefully calibrated for absolute consistency.  If you use a fully color-managed workflow and soft-proofing with our custom printer profiles, you will get predictable results.

Download Printer Profiles
for Photoshop soft-proofing

 

Paper Choices:

Matte, Luster & Glossy

Metallic and Supergloss

 

Complete Lambda price list (pdf)

 

  "Lambda-Custom"

Prints from files or film

 

Larger Prints up to 48" x 120"

Please Call for Pricing

615-943-2505

 

Gloss, Luster or
Semi-Matte

 

Metallic

 

 

1st

2nd-5th

 

1st

2nd-5th

 

5x7

15.50 12.40   25.00 20.00  

8x10

18.50 14.72   25.00 20.00  

8.5x11

19.75 15.80   26.50 21.20  

11x14

25.50 20.40   34.40 27.52  

16x20

43.00 34.40   56.90 45.52  

20x24

60.50 30.25   78.70 62.96  

20x30

72.70 58.16   94.90 75.92  

Normal 3 Day Service

Custom prints are made from files or film and exceed all normal needs..... they set a very high standard for quality and affordability.

Our experienced color print technicians follow your instructions as closely as possible while sizing, cropping and adjusting each image individually for outstanding prints.

For critical matching to existing prints or samples, see Gallery prints.

 

 

Paper Choices:

Matte, Luster & Glossy

Metallic and Supergloss

 

 

Complete Lambda Price List (pdf)

 

  "Lambda-Gallery"

Ultimate "match" prints from files & film

 

Please Call for Pricing on All Sizes

Normal 7 Day Service

Gallery Reprints are imaged at "Lambda Direct" prices from your optimized files, retrieved from our databanks. The quality matches the original Gallery Print but costs much less because the setup and optimizing work is already complete.

Gallery Prints are typically used by photographic fine artists and clients who need color matching to their samples.

We provide extra collaboration and testing to perfect the matched prints.

After we've optimized the image for best possible reproduction you'll receive a test print for approval before final printing.  Additional tests, if necessary to meet subjective changes, are available at reasonable cost.

After printing, the optimized image file is stored in our databanks for future reprinting and you receive a copy on CDR of the final file for your own archives.

Frequent Questions:

What is a Lambda Printer?

The best-of-class Lambda is a digital enlarger that uses pure red, green and blue laser beams in combination to expose Silver Halide photographic prints up to 50" wide by any length.

What photo paper surfaces do we offer?

We offer Luster, Gloss, Semi-matte and Metallic All are considered archival.

Cropping discussion -  Film Cropping Guide for Prints
Frequently you find that the shape (proportions) of the image you have does not match the shape (proportions) of the print size you would like. To fit the image to the paper, we have two choices: 1.) print the entire image and have different borders on two sides of the print, or 2.) crop off part of the image to make it's shape match the shape of the paper size you've chosen. Printing the entire image is called "full frame printing" because the  image itself is printed without cropping.

Can we print Black & White images on these color papers?
Yes. To a digital imaging system, a black & white image is simply a monochrome (all gray) image. Even gray has a subtle color-tone, though, that may be neutral, warm or cold gray.

Preparing files for Lambda-Direct prints

Files for Lambda-Direct prints are imaged "as received" with no adjustments. We accept tiff and JPEG files.

For predictable results, you must be using full color-management with Photoshop and an accurately profiled monitor using one of our printer profiles for soft-proofing. These are basic tools required for preparing files for this service and we cannot be responsible for poor results if your system is not fully compliant. Sources of good information on monitor profiling and colorimeters are X-Rite , Colorvision and Dry Creek Photo.

Files should be saved at 200 ppi at the final image size you need, saved in a standard color space, like Adobe1998 RGB, ColorMatch RGB, sRGB, ProPhoto RGB or CMYK (swop2) and tagged accordingly.

Do not convert your files to our printer profiles and do not tag your files with our printer profiles. Use our printer profiles only for soft-proofing, then save your file in one of the standard color spaces.

What's the benefit of ICC-profiled color management?
The Lambda is extremely consistent day-to-day so you can fine-tune your color adjustments based on its output. Good color management requires patience and experience to set-up and learn but the benefit is predictable, high-quality and economical prints.