QUALITY PHOTO PRINTING AND ART REPRODUCTION

IN CHARLESTON, SC


FROM YOUR CAMERA

TO YOUR WALL

We are printers and we are good at what we do. Simply stated, we print your photos on canvas, metal, or fine art papers whether you are a professional photographer or just got your first camera, and we do a quality job, every time. Every photo we print is adjusted for optimal print quality so you can be sure we will not print anything that we wouldn’t be happy with ourselves.


OUR PRINTING SERVICES

Canvas Photo Giclee Printing

CANVAS PHOTO PRINTING

Printing your photos onto canvas, often called giclee printing, is what we do best. We are all about quality no matter who you are or what your photo may be. We use quality, archival materials, quality equipment, and the printing is done by a professional printer and photographer. Every canvas giclee print we make is individually adjusted, printed, sprayed, and stretched by hand on custom built stretcher bars so that when you pick it up it is ready to hang on your wall. Whether you are a full time professional or a complete novice we look forward to providing you a print that you can be proud of.

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METAL PHOTO PRINTING

Our newest offering is in house printing of your photos to metal. This is one of the most visually impressive ways to display your photos or other artwork. Metal prints have great clarity and vivid colors that really stand out. As with all of our printing, every metal print is individually adjusted for optimal printing quality.  Once the metal print is finished it has a hanger attached to the back which allows the print to “float” on the wall, for a piece requiring no further framing.

 

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PHOTO & FINE ART PAPER PRINTING

We offer a variety of photo papers tailored to fit your needs for just about any situation. Choose from our standard luster photo paper, smooth matte photo paper, archival textured watercolor paper, or high gloss metallic paper. While each paper is great for different purposes one thing remains the same, our focus is getting you quality prints of your photos time and time again.

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CUSTOM CANVAS PRINT FRAMING

Our custom canvas frames are 100% handmade of wood in Charleston, SC. They are custom made to fit our stretcher bars, so your canvas prints float perfectly in the frame without sticking out. These are high quality frames at a great price. They come in two color options, black (oak) and brown (sapele). We can make nearly any size you need so let us know if you have a custom framing request.

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ART REPRODUCTION AND GICLEE PRINTS

Do we do giclee printing? Yes we most certainly do. We can reproduce your original paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media pieces, or just about any work you make. When you bring us your work we will photograph it in high resolution. We then adjust the photo to ensure good brightness, contrast, and color. From there we are able to make you high quality giclee prints of your work on any of our photo and fine art papers or gallery quality canvas.

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FILM AND SLIDE SCANNING

We can scan your film (35mm, 120, other medium format, 4×5, almost any format), slides, or even prints and make high quality reproductions of them. Only need digital files? No problem, we can scan them and save them to a disk for you.

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Photo Restoration

PHOTO RESTORATION

Your photos may be cracked, faded, or torn, but chances are they are not down for the count. We can carefully scan your memories and fix the cracks and tears. We can even bring back much of the color that may have been lost over the years. The result is a new repaired print and a digital file that you can save for future generations. The best part is that your original is not altered in any way throughout the process.

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STRETCHER BAR BUILDING

Our stretcher bars are custom manufactured for us to a profile we designed. Nobody else uses them. If you purchased a painting and it needs stretching then we can do that. If you are a painter needing your own work stretched then we can help you too. Would you like to buy lengths of stretcher bars and cut them to your own custom sizes? Yes, we can do that too.

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RECENT BLOG UPDATES

Nothing Lasts Forever (And That Includes Prints)

The longevity of fine art prints is something that’s been hotly debated for probably as long as fine art printing has been around. As I mentioned in an earlier post you play as much of a role in the longevity of your prints as I, the printer, do. I can make you an archival print that will fade away very quickly if handled incorrectly. On the other hand I can make you a technically not archival print that will last much longer if you mat, frame, and display the print properly. It’s worth mentioning that there isn’t really any universally agreed upon standard as to what archival really means. For example, if someone tells you a print is archival how long does that mean it has been tested to last? I don’t know either. I can say that I do not use the term archival for a paper unless it has been tested to last 100 years. This means that I use papers that may be tested to last 70 years yet I don’t call them archival. There are papers that will not last that long that have the term archival applied to them. Of course, none of this means they will last 100 years. It means simply that under the conditions tested (do you know what those conditions are?) they can be said to last 100 years. And by the way, what does “last 100 years” actually mean? Does that mean they won’t even begin to fade until then or that they may begin to fade earlier but will maintain some degree of the original image for at least 100...

Imaging Arts Printing Is Moved

We’ve done it. We finally found a new (great) spot, got moved in, and are again fully functional. Thank you for your patience though the undertaking. We love our new space just off Sam Rittenberg near Hwy. 61 and look forward to seeing you here. Our new address is: Imaging Arts Printing 1038 Jenkins Road Suite 110 Charleston, SC 29407 You can see a map to our location on our contact page here. We’d love for you to drop by sometime, even if you don’t need anything printed, and say hello and check out the new space. As usual, we’re in the office Monday – Friday, 9-5 (we go to lunch around...

Artist Feature: Julia Royal

  Julia Royal is an artist and music lover currently finishing up school in Savannah, GA. From the first piece she sent me to print I was interested in her work and both wanted to see more and know more about it. Julia was willing to answer some of our questions about what she does and share some of her pieces. I’m happy to be able to pass these along:   Your work is beautiful. It has a great sense of texture and color that I almost feel like I can touch just by looking at it. How do you do what you do? Thank you! Most of my illustrations, like Such Great Heights, are digital paintings. They start off as pencil drawings (sometimes photographs or a mixture of both) that I scan into my computer and with a Wacom tablet and Photoshop, digitally paint “by hand.” I’m really moved by music and whimsical narratives, and I definitely think that is evident in my work. Most of the time, I’m literally painting and designing to music, which results in some of the whipping line work you see. The color and texture, to me, mimics the many colors and textures of sound.     What’s your earliest memory of creating a work of art where you realized that’s what you were doing? A time where you consciously set out to create? When did you decide you wanted to pursue that? What obstacles did you face along the way, both internal and external?   I’ve had a hand in art for as long as I can remember, and I feel like...

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