Worthy works with the photographer to create Giclée /API prints. It’s not enough to have the equipment and
materials necessary to physically make the print. Matching the digital image on the
photographer’s monitor with the resultant Print is the real challenge.
Ideally the photographer uses a color calibrated monitor and embeds a wide gamut color profile in
the submitted print. If the image is profiled with the exact ICC profile used by the specific printer on the paper selected, the photographer through soft proofing can get a good indication of what the resultant print will look like.
However, different print mediums have different degrees of texture, thickness. matte-glossy appearance, etc. that can only be seen if a hard proof is created for approval.
Canvas Worthy provides all of the above capabilities. Our ideal process with the photographer is:
- Make sure the camera is generating the highest quality, widest color space photos that is possible.
- Color calibrate the monitor used to process the image.
- Provide to the photographer the exact ICC Printer Profile for the printer/paper that will be used to create the final print.
- Use that ICC profile in the soft proofing function of Photoshop and Lightroom.
- Set the specifications in the editing application to export the highest quality, widest color space TIFF file
- Deliver to the photographer a hard proof on the exact paper specified.
- Upon approval, print the final image.
Canvas Worthy works with the photographer to implement this process. Once it is set up, little to no changes are required for processing and printing photos in a production workflow. In fact, the hard proof is often no longer required as the photographer becomes comfortable that the resultant print matches what was simulated with soft proofing.
approval from the photographer, the print is made on archival-quality materials with a high-resolution, large format 12 pigment
ink printer. The image is dried for 24 hours before coating
with a UV protective solution. Prints are again dried for at least 2 hours and finally stretched and/or mounted as specified.
Since the printed image is designed to be displayed at a certain size at a
specific length to width ratio, we make our own frames and mounting specifically to the desired
dimensions of the final print.
Canvas is wrapped around a custom made stretcher frame, with sides 1/2, 3/4 or 1.5” thick as specified by the photographer. The prints are
stapled to the back of the stretcher bars, then finished with acid free artist
- Thin Wrapped Canvas or Paper
Canvas or paper is glued to 3mm Sintra® board and the sides are wrapped around to the back. Optionally a 1/2" Sintra "Cleat" is attached to the back for easy hanging on the wall.
- Surface Mounted Paper
The paper of your choice is surface mounted to 3mm Sintra with the paper sides trimmed to the sides of the board. Optionally a 1/2" Sintra "Cleat" is attached to the back for easy hanging on the wall.
- Printing and Spraying - No Mounting
We will print an image to canvas or paper, UV Spray it without any further mounting. This is useful if you do your own mounting or to create pages for a photo album.
Canvas Worthy use only the finest canvas materials
available and will provide the brand name of the canvas we use. Our printers
are 12-ink models (the highest available) from Canon or Epson, and are designed to provide continuous tone archival
prints using the manufacturers' supplied pigment inks. Most importantly we only
deal with clients we talk to directly and can meet in person. Consequently our practice is limited to the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
work directly with the photographer and all prints are delivered
personally. Our goal is to assure the
photographer that they are getting the print they want.
satisfied client is our most important goal. We are always open too new challenges and ideas.
For pricing see Print Pricing
To schedule an appointment or if you don't see what you are looking for, call or email us and discuss the possibilities.