I’m Christopher Petrich and I’ve focused on high end digital and darkroom printing services from my studio in the Proctor District of North Tacoma. We are an easy drive from all points on the I5 corridor, culminating in a beautiful cruise along the shoreline of Commencement Bay. We operate by appointment between 10 and 5 to meet your needs. Please contact us to discuss your ideas and to receive a quote on your special projects.
With 45 years in commercial and fine art photography, and ten years in large scale digital printing, we have provided printing services for small production runs and large scale installations. We offer image restoration services too.
Tray-Process Silver This is the traditional darkroom. Our gelatin silver darkroom is equipped with a Fujimoto large format enlarger and Schneider lenses. We can print up to size 16x20 from 35mm to 4x5. I print to Ilford Multigrade papers. I personally tray process by hand each and every one of the prints in the darkroom, which includes processing for permanence.
You’ll have to ship your originals insured to me or drop by the studio to drop them off. I handle original negatives with cotton gloves.
Pigment Inkjet Printing Our studio runs Canon professional Inkjet printers using light-fast Lucia EX pigmented inks. We print up to 44 inches wide (full-bleed) on a variety of high quality media. We have worked very successfully for years using Hahnemuhle, Innova, and Canson media. As a special service we also offer Photo Tex™ fabric wall coverings. Photo Tex™ is a peel & stick, multi-US patented, adhesive material made of 100% polyester fabric.
Built for ultra high quality imaging and exceptional performance, the imagePROGRAF iPF8400 44" large format printer is equipped with an incredibly large color spectrum produced by the 12-Color LUCIA EX pigment ink set, which also provides better scratch resistance and smoother gradations. In highest print mode, the order of ink application and layering is optimized to maintain the highest print quality with fewer passes. By combining Canon's technological achievements, the imagePROGRAF iPF8400 achieves consistently breathtaking, durable and long lasting prints.
The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17" Professional Photographic Inkjet Printer is designed to offer users large-format print sizes with exceptional image quality. This printer leverages the outstanding FINE (Full-Photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology with a 50% larger print head than previous offerings and the 11-color LUCIA PRO pigment-based ink set and Chroma Optimizer to create prints with fine detail and a wide, accurate color gamut. The PRO-1000 also offers the largest print size in the imagePROGRAF line, up to 17" wide, and can print borderless at up to 17 x 22" as well as work with thick 27.6 mil fine art media.
Image Preparation for Pigment Inkjet Printing
Convert your image to the following
Adobe 1998 using Adobe ACE color engine.
RGB: Relative Colorimetric or Perceptual for most images.
Gray: Gray Gamma 2.2
Black point compensation
Digital File Preparation for Pigment Inkjet Printing
Save your file to this format
Formats: JPG, Tiff, PSD
Resolution: 300 dpi or higher @ 100% of print size.
Flatten Image before sending
darkroom Silver prints
Pigment Inkjet Printing
|Display Print||Fine Art Paper||Canvas|
|Proofs||Fine Art Paper||Canvas|
|Up to 12"x12"||29.00||36.00|
|Adjusted Proofs||Add 25.00|
|Larger Proofs priced by the foot||Add 20.00|
Proofs are identified by Date, Image or File Name, and Production Notes. Custom Sizes by quote. Allow 5 days production. If you want it faster, let’s discuss.
Digital Copy work
$75 per original image. We shoot the Canon EOS 5DS with Canon EF lenses. The remarkable 5DS possesses huge 50 MP pixel resolution. And we light your original piece with our White Lightning studio flash heads, configuring them as cross-pointing beams to ensure even coverage. This camera/optic/lighting combination yields copies with unmatched clarity and sharpness.
Transparencies & Originals We offer flatbed scanning services at $75 per original image. Our Epson 4990 Photo scanner is paired with the superb Silverfast scanning software from Germany.
Custom printer profiles created for client provided media: $65. If necessary we can create custom paper profiles for you. For this we use the Colormunki system.