Photos on canvas, Photos on fine art
papers & Photos on Archival photo papers.
We use 7-color Advanced printing technology with Ultachrome ink (Rated for up to 70 years print life under proper conditions)
for the finest quality Giclée prints. Color quality is exceptional compared to standard 4-color printers.
Print resolution up to 2880 dpi.
is something that my suppliers assure us is not necessary with our canvas stock.
That is not to say that ALL canvas has the light fastness rating that ours does
or that the UV sprays are not needed all the time. In fact, most of the canvas
out there for this application (Epson, bulldog, etc…) will need to have the
extra protection, as they do not offer the protective coating that our canvas
does. With the combination of our high quality coated canvas and our Ultachrome
pigmented inks, our prints should last 60-80 years under proper circumstances.
Satin Canvas represents the latest in micro porous coating technology partnered
with an artist canvas designed for the professional. The 19-mil, woven, cotton
fabric is ideal for fine art reproductions that will be stretched and mounted.
This instant dry coating is water-resistant, highly resistant to cracking and is
compatible with dye and pigment based inks.
is a new ink formulation implemented with the Stylus Pro Series. This ink is for
professional photography and fine art printing and has an expected longevity of
up to 75 years, depending on display conditions.
all that said, you can coat the print with a UV spray if you feel it needs
additional protection. We recommend
Premiere Art Spray
which is formulated for the canvases and ink set that we use here at Archive
Here are some guidelines to be reviewed for your complete satisfaction
from your Photos on Canvas and other fine art stocks.
Slides and negatives give the overall best results as we can scan them up to 4000 DPI. Prints should be a minimum print size of 3" x 5" and a maximum of 8½" x 11" for best results. Although we can improve the quality in many cases, Clean, undamaged photographs make the best prints. They may be color or black and white.
Avoid excessive light or dark photographs.
Copyright Protected Photos will require a permission waiver to reproduce the photos.
Frequently Asked Questions . . .
1. Professional scan of your photo.
2. Minor retouching for a super clean image.
3. Exposure correction so the highlights, whites, blacks, and shadows are what they should be.
4. Sharpen the image for the best definition possible.
5 Resize and format the image to the size needed for your print size.
6. And finally you get the canvas print to enjoy.
the finished canvas size reflect any sort of border? -In other words, is a
8x10 is actually a 5x7 photo with a 3" border?
surprises here. A 20x24 is a 20x24.
No borders unless that is what you want. (There may be a 1/16 to 3/8”
inch overflow on the edge of the frame after stretching. This is due to the
material giving slightly during the process.) The prints is hand stretched onto
a standard stretcher bar and stapled on the sides - ready for framing.
there any way to not have the staples show on the sides?
we can do what is referred to as a "Gallery Wrap" which is the process
of pulling the canvas to the back of a stretcher bar and stapling it there. This
eliminates the need for a frame if so desired.
How do I care for the canvas print?
Once it is framed your canvas print should be treated as you would any piece of fine art. Do not position where
it will be near direct sunlight. Do not try to clean with water, glass cleaner, or any other liquids. Use a soft dust brush.
How do I send my photo?
Prints and artwork should be sandwiched between cardboard. Slides, transparencies, and negatives should be protected adequately for mailing. Bubble envelopes work pretty good.
Once in our hands, your photo will receive utmost professional care and will be
returned with your order.
What about digital photos?
We also accept digital image files on CD, Zip cartridge, or diskette. You can also send your file attached to an
email or ask about upload page.
wanted to be sure I can have a color photo made black & white at no
additional charge, as well as minor touching of mild smile creases at the eye?
color or black and white is the same price. As mentioned before we do a bit of
clean up at no charge for most jobs. It really depends on how much time needs to
be spent to achieve the desired results. Again, nothing is charged to you until
you ok it.
What if I want more reprints later will I have to send back the same file or photograph?
We archive your digital images for 90 day storage. During that period you can
simply contact us for additional prints as needed.
What photos can I enlarge?
Any photographs can be submitted for enlargement. The larger and sharper the image, the better the outcome. Remember that the small marks and scratches on the photograph may be magnified - but we'll do our best to clean these out.
What fine arts can I enlarge?
Any of your treasured fine arts can be submitted for reproduction/enlargement. We encourage you to send us only a digital file of the fine art you'd like us to reproduce, for obvious reasons.
Archive Angel is NOT responsible for copyright issues.
the colors of the canvas photo near or like the original?
of our equipment is kept constantly calibrated and color managed to bring you
the closest possible match!
How do these prints compare to the competition?
Very competitive Considering the above mentioned quality of our print technology
as well as high resolution film and print scanning. Keep this in mind when you
are shopping prices.
What if I don't like the print or it isn't what I expected?
If the problem is ours, we will correct it and replace the print. If we are working from a low quality original print we will let you know what to expect in a photo enlargement.
If you'd like we can send a low resolution proof by e-mail for color corrections
and retouching issues.
Do you have another means of contacting
yourself? I would feel more comfortable speaking on the telephone with
someone should I have any other questions/concerns etc.
of course – all of our contact information is located at the bottom of most of
the pages here. Just give us a call or we can make arrangements to call you. We
do most of our communicating via e-mail as to keep our overhead and prices low!
What Is A Giclée Print?
Giclée is a French word and means "the spraying of
paint". A term used today, to refer to a unique printing technology. Giclée
prints are known to be used by Museums to display works of art, normally kept in
the museums basement vaults. A Giclée Print is simply the closest duplication
of an original artwork that is humanly, mechanically, or technically possible
At first, in order to create the highest quality edition possible, the
original artwork is transferred to a high resolution digital file in a digital
The inks used in this process are especially formulated for fine art printing
offering a wide gamut and a high UV-resistance. The subtleties and nuances of an
original artwork are captured by the preciseness of the printer along with the
depth of the color range. MUSEUM QUALITY means 70 years light-fastness under
museum archival conditions. Independent third-party tests have provided life
time estimates of 100 years for pigment-based inks.
Unlike other reproduction methods such as lithography or four-color printing,
each Giclée' print is individually sent to the ink jet printer. This gives each
print personal attention to the quality . The resolution and
color can be brilliant and most often will be better than lithographs.
Local only in Sacramento, Placer and
Eldorado counties - Call for info.
Hand painted Portraits:
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prints from your photos and works of art.
here to learn more about photos on canvas
or Glossy photos and Fine art prints in large sizes.
here to learn more about large & fine art prints
restoration of old or damaged pictures.
here to learn more about photo restoration
transfers to Video. (DVD, CD, VHS)
here to learn more about photo transfers to video
to DVD or CD.
here to learn more about transfer video to DVD
here to learn more about home video editing
More questions??? Feel free
to contact us at your convenience.
(Please call us if you wish to make an appointment)
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