Archival inkjet printing, also known as giclée, has become the standard for photographic fine art printing and art reproduction alike. With an enormous selection of ink receptive substrates, the possibilities are endless, allowing artists to take their work exactly where they want it to go. Here at Color Space, we stock many high quality rag papers, canvases, and photo papers to choose from and we welcome special requests for less common materials. From museum quality archival materials to budget conscious promotional stock, we can walk you through your selection every step of the way. See some selected examples of inkjet printing projects.
What makes us different?
Paper choices abound, but you can count on Color Space to stock the best options in all price categories. From archival 100% cotton rag to more modestly priced photo paper, image quality will never be sacrificed. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the printing substrates available. Available offerings include papers and canvas from Hahnemuhle, Canson, Epson, and Frederix. All prints are made on Epson large format printers using Epson’s UltraChrome K3 inks, the standard for high quality inkjet printing.
We take color calibration very seriously. This means that every paper at our lab is custom profiled for each individual printer based on 1600 different colors that are scanned with X-Rite’s Eye One software. This helps to ensure that your print will look its absolute best and also ensures that months or even years down the line, any reprints will continue to match the original.
We are artists in our own right. We want your prints to look the best they possibly can. You can count on us for the advice and expertise you need to take your work where you want it to go.
Proofing Session ………….. $15
Retouching …………………. $75/Hour
* Other Sizes Priced Upon Request. Contact us for quantity pricing. Nearly all paper is available up to 60 inches (some 64 inches) meaning we can print images 59 (or 63) inches on the short side by however long is needed.
** Prices Subject To Change
What is the difference between our paper categories?
Premium papers are archival (meaning they will not deteriorate when kept in appropriate conditions) for quite some time, many for hundreds of years. Most are 100% cotton rag (think fine drawing/etching paper) and may or may not have a luster coating applied to the printable surface. Options include Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth, Canson Fibre Rag, Epson Ultra Smooth Fine Art, Moab Anasazi Canvas, and Fredrix Canvas.
Standard papers posses a fine print quality but are generally thinner and less archival than the premium stock. Many have higher levels of OBAs (Optical Brightening Agents) to make the paper whiter. This will eventually fade. With advances in paper technology, you can still expect the standard stock to last for decades if kept in good conditions. These papers are also available in matte or luster finish. Options Include Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper, Lexjet Archival Matte, and Lexjet Production Matte Canvas
Economy papers are the thinnest and are not archival. Though acceptable for casual use such as family pictures or posters, they are not meant for artwork or permanent display. Their light weight and low cost makes them ideal for short term displays where large sized prints are needed to make an impact. These papers are available in matte or gloss finish.