A Shout Out for Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art   2 comments

I have been struggling for a while to get high quality prints of my photos.  First I tried doing my own inkjet printing, with decidedly mixed results.  Then I tried a couple of the big cookie-cutter online print shops, again with mixed results.  The problem — as most photographers will relate to — was controlling the color management process from camera to final print.  My self-made prints always seemed to end up with an unwanted color cast.  And with the online shops I ended up having to crop my photos to fit their standard sizes, or pay dearly for custom sizes.

A few weeks ago I did a web search on “gallery wraps Lancaster” and received the usual 257,000 hits on Google.  But one of them was Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art in Wrightsville — a short 15 minute drive across the river on Route 30 from where I live.  What immediately set them apart was that owners Dan and Shawn are photographers (and darn good ones, too).  This, I knew, was what I was looking for — a print shop owned by photographers.  Guys who printed their own work for exhibition, who could help me control the color management process, and make suggestions on everything ranging from contrast to paper selection to display.

I spent an hour talking photography, archival papers, and printing with Dan and Shawn last week.  I left a file with them, and I picked up the print today.  It is a beautifully done print.  Exact colors, spot-on exposure, and perfectly displayed (I ordered a canvas gallery wrap).  Dan even mirrored the edges of the image where it wraps around the frame, so I lost none of the image on the face of the print.

If you struggle getting high quality archival prints for your images, I highly recommend Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art.  Check out their website and give them a call.

Oh yeah, the image that I had them print is below.  It is a black and white except for the red blooms that I isolated and saturated.

 

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Posted February 16, 2012 by ~ Bruce in Digital Art, Nature and Wildlife

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  1. Thank you Bruce for the kind words and wonderful endorsement. And thank you for entrusting us with your artwork and vision! It is a pleasure to work with you. Peace.

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