Lab Services

Custom

We believe in collaboration. All custom services include a personal consultation with one of our experts. Custom prints 16x20 and above include a complimentary proof at half the size of the final print.

Lightjet prints are the industry standard for exhibition quality photographic printing, shown in galleries and museums around the world. A lightjet is a digitally exposed chromogenic print, like prints made in a darkroom except instead of using an enlarger, the lightjet uses lasers. The result is a print precision and quality unattainable by any other means.

Our direct-to-print (DTP) service offers reduced prices to run your prints with no color-correction or intervention on our part. All we do is send your final files through the printer, keeping you fully in control of the imaging. All we ask is that final files adhere to the following specifications:

  • Sized exactly to the final print size, including borders if desired.
  • All layers flattened.
  • 8-bit RGB mode.
  • Saved as a tiff or jpeg with an embedded profile, “Adobe RGB 1998” suggested.

Please send DTP files with printing instructions to: contact@contactla.com

Standard turnaround time is 24-48 hours, Monday through Friday.

Custom archival pigment prints are museum quality inkjet prints. They include a personal consultation with one of our experienced printers to collaborate on image goals such as color, detail and size. We have available an array of surfaces, including heavyweight rag papers, smooth or textured, and coated surfaces in glossy, luster or metallic. If you are printing from film, we recommend a drum scan to produce the best possible results for your final print.

Our direct-to-print (DTP) service offers reduced prices to run your prints with no color-correction or intervention on our part. All we do is send your final files through the printer, keeping you fully in control of the imaging. All we a

  • Sized exactly to the final print size, including borders if desired.
  • All layers flattened.
  • 8-bit RGB mode.
  • Saved as a tiff or jpeg with an embedded profile, “Adobe RGB 1998” suggested.

Please send DTP files with printing instructions to: contact@contactla.com

Standard turnaround time is 24-48 hours, Monday through Friday.

Drum scanning is the most accurate and detailed way to digitize your film. Each scan is hand mounted to the drum using the utmost care and attention by an experienced technician. Once digitized, the files are reviewed and color corrected. From highlight to shadow, you can expect a full tonal range of detail and beautiful grain reproduction. Use the scanning size chart to estimate the size scan you’ll need for the sized print you want.

Flatbed scanning is the best way to reproduce prints or flat art. Our scanner can handle originals up to 11x17 inches in one scan and we can also scan and stitch if the original is larger.

50 MB - $20

100 MB - $35

200 MB - $50

System time includes extensive color-correction and file management. Imaging that involves removing or adding elements to the image, compositing multiple images, photo-restoration or overall reconstruction is considered retouching.

System Time - $100/hr

Retouching - price available upon request

System time includes extensive color-correction and general file management. Any image editing that involves removing or adding elements to the image, compositing multiple images, photorestoration, extensive spotting or overall reconstruction is considered retouching.