Wish Beach by Kim Thompson
We specialize in critical colour matching exclusively for fine arts.We reproduce consistent colour results time and time again. Our digital and giclee processes are custom calibrated and screened specifically for the reproduction of paintings and watercolours. We use state of the art digital press technology and high end colour ripping software (EFI Splash) to fine tune colours like never before.
Once your paintings are professionally digitized, they need to be calibrated to match the colour and tonal values of the original. If you are printing giclees, we calibrate and proof right on the archival media/papers of your final prints. If you are getting digital prints, we make proofs on your selected card stock. We are extremely fussy about colour matching and fine detail. Once the match has been finalized we print and file your colour printer’s proofs here on site. All digital files are stored and archived for future editons or repeat orders. You can be sure that your colours will match whenever you order reprints.
Do you have an image that needs a little extra care and attention? We have the time, the patience, and the skills to provide the high quality retouching and manipulation services you need, leaving you free to concentrate on your art.
Whether you have a batch of images that need light retouching, or a complicated image that needs special attention, you can rest assured that you’ll receive friendly and professional service. Retouching services include: colour/density correction, rescue of under/over-exposed images, removing imperfections, photomontage, resizing or restoring a painting to its original glory. Old damaged photographs can also be restored. With over 20 years experience in Adobe Photoshop and digital manipulation, touch-ups are second nature.
The final stage is to create a printers proof. These are signed, dated and filed along with your archived digital files to make sure that all future print editions match the original painting (our specialty). Calibrations and impositions are a one-time cost.
We archive all print proofs, so we have a colour reference to match future print orders, even when technology or supplies change over the years. All of our digital print files are backed up to keep them safe and secure, these are specific to our print software and not available to clients. Unlike most print shops, we do give our clients who use our capture services a full size jpg file and a smaller ‘web ready’ jpg for you to use as you please. We do not keep record of these jpg files, so it’s important that you keep your copies safe should you want them.