Fine Art Photographic Prints

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All prints larger than 8 1/2" X 11" are available as museum-quality, fine art photographic prints. This is NOT an inexpensive process, however.

First, I must purchase a 5000 dpi, high-resolution drum scan using an AZTEK Digital PhotoLab scanner. The resultant file size is approximately 95 Mb. My cost for this scan is about $42.00.

The scan is then optimized for sharpness, contrast, and color to closely match the slide/negative. Lastly, the CSI LightJet 5000 exposes directly to Fuji Crystal Archive photographic paper using red, green and blue laser beams. The resultant prints, which are processed through traditional photographic chemistry, are arguably the sharpest photographic images obtainable. This provides all the benefits of digital imaging with none of the limitations inherent in the optical enlarging process. The LightJet can create images heretofore unimaginable.

The most notable difference of this process, compared to traditional photographic prints, is that LightJet prints no longer lose color and contrast with enlargement. Colors remain clean and saturated, like a projected slide, because digital enlarging can feed the same numbers to the output lasers to expose a 50-inch print or a 5-inch print. The archival characteristics of this paper means that there should be no noticeable fading for 61-70 years, under normal viewing conditions. By comparison, most ink-jet digital prints will last only four years or less, and even Kodak's best papers used with traditional photographic processes will only last 16-20 years.

My cost for the prints are:
8 X 12 ----- $36
10 X 15---- $42
12 X 18---- $47
****16 X 24---- $85

This does not include my shipping of the negative to be scanned (+ insurance), the shipping of the negative + print back to me, and the final shipping to you. Most photographers I have found on the web that sell this type of print are charging $250 to $750 for 12 X 18 prints using the aforementioned process.

****I have now started to use 16 bit drum scans using a TANGO drum scanner for all images 16 X 24" and larger. This is the best (and most expensive) process available, bar none.

The reason I gave you all this information is to show you that I'm not getting rich off the sale of these prints. As a matter of fact, if you actually took the time, and spent the resources I have to actually shoot the image yourself, it would cost you about the same to get a print made OF YOUR OWN IMAGE. I won't sell junk that will start fading as soon as it is displayed...

Here are the final prices I charge for my prints:

8 X 12   = $100 ea.
10 X 15 = $125 ea.
12 X 18 = $150 ea.
16 X 24 = $250 ea.

(I get a price break if I order more than one of the SAME print. If you would like additional prints of the same image, they may be obtained for 25% off the above listed price)

These prices do not include shipping of the print to you.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

To order a print, simply view the image you desire by clicking on the thumbnail image, and click on the appropriate "add to cart" button below the image.

Best regards,

Chris VenHaus

* Due to the differences in how computer monitors are calibrated, the print's colors may look slightly different than what you see on your monitor. Web images are highly compressed (about 100 Kb vs 95 Mb files I use for prints), and computer monitors only display 75 pixels per inch- whereas a quality print will have 300 pixels per inch.

** The print sizes above describe the photographic paper itself. Some of my images are cropped in such a way that they will not use the entire sheet of paper. Also, I use 1/4" borders (1/2" borders on the inkjet prints) on the paper to facilitate matting/framing.

*** Prints are sold unframed and unmatted.

**** Prints are sold on glossy Fuji Crystal Archive. Matte finish is also available for the same price or Supergloss for additional cost.

***** Longevity ratings assume the print are mounted behind glass, and are not in direct sunlight.

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