The choice of media for prints is often dictated by the original art work. Oil or acrylic on canvas is often reproduced on canvas to emulate the original as closely as possible. But sometimes an artist will want to offer alternatives to art purchasers and will have prints made on archival papers as well. Watercolor artists usually will chose a watercolor paper with texture similar to the media they used. Photographers often chose a luster photo paper or a smooth matte paper.
We have tried many different products and have found a few that provide superior reproduction quality, print-ability and color gamut. Breathing Color is an ink jet paper manufacturer whose products are consistently of the highest quality and print-ability. At Giclée of New England, Inc., we have found this media to be a favorite for fine art reproduction. We are continually testing and comparing new products in order to provide our customers with the best of the new products in all media types.
Printing is charged at a cost per square inch. Use the size of the finished print including the area around the image to calculate the price. Maximum width is 44 inches by any length.
When pricing prints, add at least one inch to the image measurement and multiply the length times the width. For example, if the image is 16×20 inches multiply 17×21 to get a square inch total. 16+1=17 x 20+1= 21 = 357 sq in. Multiply the square inch measurement by the media price per square inch to get the cost of each print. If you prefer more white space around your image, add the number of inches you want to the length and width. For example, if you want two inches of white space all around add 4 inches to each side, 16×20 image : 20×24 media size, or 16+4 =20+4=24 = 480 sq. inches.
When figuring price for canvas be sure to add three inches to your image for wrapping the canvas onto standard stretcher bars. If using larger than standard bars add enough to the media size to go around the bars 5-6 inches depending upon width of bars. Cost for stretching on standard bars is united inches (length +width) times $.50.
Price Per Square Inch for Media
- Breathing Color Brilliance Canvas* $0.137
- Breathing Color Elegance Velvet (watercolor paper) $0.096
- Breathing Color Optica One Smooth (heavy weight) $0.096
- Breathing Color Vibrance Rag $0.096
- Kodak Premium Luster Photo Paper $0.069
- Adhesive Polypropylene $0.07
- Lex Jet Archival Matte $0.065
- Photo Tex Self-Adhesive Wall Fabric $0.070
- Sunset Photo Metallic $0.096
Other media types available. Please let us know your needs and we can tell you the prices per square inch.
*Canvas is coated with a liquid UV Protectorant. This also adds scratch resistance.
Image Capture Prices
8 x 10 or under$50.00
Up to 11 x 14$75.00
Up to 16 x 20$125.00
Over 20 x 24$150.00
Digital Editing of Customer Files
Initial Consltation is Free
We can work with your digital files, but often find that they need extensive color correction or digital enhancement. Digital editing is charged at a rate of $100.00 per hour charged in 1/4 hour increments. ($25.00) This might include but not be limited to:
- Color Correction
- Re-sizing for print
- Cloning out unwanted details or Cloning in to cover missing detail
- Spot and Dust Removal
- Adding text or copyright information
- Digital Coaching
If you want to prefect your own digital editing skills or become more proficient in use of your digital camera, we can provide individual digital coaching. At a rate of $80.00 per hour we can help you develop the skill you need to be prefect your own files. Within a short period of time you will be able to edit like the pros and enhance your digital imaging skills. Remember, initial consultation is free.
At Giclée of New England, Inc. we use state of the art methods and materials to produce the finest giclée prints possible. We print with the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8100 using the 12-color pigment ink system with LUCIA inks which offers excellent color fastness and stability with a remarkably wide color gamut. We also use the Epson 9800 Stylus Pro using K3 ultrachome inks. We use the highest quality archival media available. Our media of choice for fine art reproduction is Breathing Color, a product of the highest quality.
Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money. ~Ernst Levy