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DIGITAL PRESS PRINTS

We offer state of the art digital printing on the newest and best hardware and software available to provide offset-like quality on all digital print jobs.

Digital press prints are not archival, but provide excellent critical colour short run prints for art cards, press prints, greeting cards, and calendars. Find out more...

Our equipment provides exceptional image quality with the highest resolution available in its class – 2400 x 2400 dpi. Expect smooth colour sweeps; sharp, high-resolution images; crisp, clean text, and fine detail. We follow a professional proofing process in which press proofs are inspected by the artist (via appointment or mail), so you are never disappointed in seeing your work in print.

Artist’s images can now be applied to a wide range of new textured/smooth art papers. Choose from a wide selection of paper finishes: clay coated, metallic, matte, vellum, silk, and an assortment of textured surfaces. Want your work to sparkle? Try a metallic paper.

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  • Scanning/Capture of Images
    Options:
    A. Scanning:  Watercolours and matte art works are best scanned for exceptional detail and colour precision.
    B. Capture: 
 Glossy and varnished paintings are best shot with a digital camera as the lighting can be polarized to reduce reflection.
    C. Provided digital file: You can provide your own digital files. Images should be provided at 100% at 300-400 dpi in RGB (tiff is best). Best to include a colour/greyscale reference in your image to adjust for colour cast and reduce calibration time.
  • Printers Proofs
    Full size colour proofs are generated for you to approve (by mail or in person). These proofs are filed along with your archived digital files to make sure that all repeat orders are the same colours (our specialty).
  • Impositions
    Each image is printed on our standardized press sheet (19″ x 13″), and, depending on the size, the images are repeated (i.e., 2up, 3up, etc.) to maximize the use of the paper.
  • Printing
    Images are processed and ripped through our state of the art EFI Splash colour server for excellent critical colour reproduction and repeatability on our digital press. We pay close attention to image quality and colour consistency for every order. Not only can we get the colour right, we can reproduce it time and time again.
  • Cutting & Packaging
    We cut your prints to size on our precision hydraulic cutter. 
Each set of prints are bundled together and wrapped in a protective plastic sleeve.
  • Presentation Accessories
    Need matching backing and resealable sleeves?
    We carry a number of presentation products, such as Kraft backing, 50pt white acid free backing, and crystal clear sleeves. These can easily be added when completing your online order.

How to package your prints

• Digital Press Prints are an affordable way to reproduce your works of art for sale. Available in a wide range of sizes to suit your needs – as small as 5″x7″ and as large as 26″x13″.

• We specialize in accurately reproducing the color and detail of your original, and we offer printer’s proofs on each and every new job.

• NEW Panoramic prints available on 26″ x 13″ coated 14pt card stock.

• Standard digital press sheet size is 13″ x 19″

• Wide range of card and paper stock, from sustainable sources

• NOT suitable for digital photography (we recommend using a photo-lab)

Standard sheets:

• Kalima 14pt – Our most popular paper! Kalima is smooth, bright white and coated (slightly glossy). It’s perfect for reproducing rich, vibrant colours. It’s very popular for prints from photography, acrylic, oils, and digital art. The sheets are stiff and substantial, making for high quality professional-looking art cards and prints. Acid Free. Environmentally certified paper made in Canada.

• Finch Fine ID 14pt – This is our most popular uncoated (matte) stock sheet. Finch is a substantial weight for cards and prints. Great for reproductions of pencil and watercolor art or whenever a matte surface is desired. Bright white and smooth. Made in the USA. Environmentally certified paper

• McCoy Silk – Available in text and cover weights and coated on one or both sides. McCoy silk paper has a silk smooth surface ideal for posters, books and other lightweight items where glossy vibrant colors and crisp text are needed. Bright white. Made in the USA. Environmentally certified paper

Specialty Papers:

• Mohawk Everyday Digital Vellum 100lb Cover – An acid-free white sheet with a nicely textured finish. The surface is similar to that of a textured art paper. Ideal for reproducing watercolors or drawings that look best on a matte toothy surface. This is a heavy weight paper so in addition to art prints, it can also be used for cards. Acid free. Environmentally certified paper

• Superfine 100lb Text weight (Eggshell or Bright White) – High quality uncoated paper, with a tactile feel and superior print finish on the digital press, lightweight stock. Acid free. Environmentally certified paper

• Supergloss 14pt Cover – Glossy card stock which feels and looks luxurious, colors really pop with an appealing mirror-like sheen. Every pixel of detail is crisp, and colors have a richness and depth. Acid free. Environmentally certified paper

stipple paper

Classic Stipple (solar white – 96 bright) 130lb cover stock

This textured paper with a subtle pebbled finish offers an authentic feel with a striking tactile effect.
Adds depth to your printed images, excellent for line work, bold colours and stipple art.
Natural, yet refined.

woodgrain paper

Woodgrain Texture (solar white – 96 bright) 130lb cover stock

Elegant natural woodgrain texture captures the character of real wood. Featuring heavy embossing on one side of the sheet.
Expertly crafted with a consistent side to side finish, these papers deliver flawless and consistent performance on a digital press.
Good for simulating wood texture in drawings, paintings and pastels.