Services

What is Fine Art Giclée Printing?

Our fine art printing will produce prints up to 44" wide on archival inkjet photo papers, fine art papers and canvas starting from a variety of media (from transparency, colour negative or digital file).

Our fine art prints are printed on Canson, Breathing Color™, Hahnemühle and HP Professional Fine Art paper. Canvas prints are made using Breathing Color or HP Professional Matte canvas. Please view paper specifications for detailed technical information on all paper and canvas media. Lamination of all canvas media is highly recommended. We use the finest in lamination products for our canvas prints, including Breathing Color's™ Timeless archival laminate.

We are constantly testing new papers and canvas media as they become available worldwide to provide you with the absolute best. We treat each customer as an individual and want to give you the best choice in media for your final print.

*We do have "economy" type media to print on. Call for quotes.

We offer in house Fine Art Reproduction of your artwork. Over 30 years of Color Management expertise. All our reproduction work is now done digitally to exacting standards. Please call for a quote for location work. We offer image retouching, scanning, color correction or other types of imaging editing needs.

Equipment & Software Highlights:

  • HP Z3100 printer
  • Imacon Flextight X5
  • HP APS
  • Bestcolor Technology EFI
  • Eizo ColorEdge CG211
  • X-Rite i1Pro
  • Adobe Master Collection CS5
  • Printer (shown above)
  • Scanner
  • Advanced Profiling Solution
  • Rip software
  • Color monitor
  • For monitor calibration (Color calibrations are performed frequently)
  • Imaging and Video software

Paper & Ink:

Breathing Color™ - Hahnemuhle/HP, Canson Fine Art papers using the HP Vivera 12 pigment ink system. Archival quality is unsurpassed by using any other printer. View the Print Permanence Ratings for HP Z3100 printer & Vivera pigment Inks

View Paper Specifications

Other paper stock will also be considered. Paper samples are available for your inspection at the studio. All the ICC paper profiles are custom made for each individual paper and updated frequently. I work very closely with all the hardware, software and paper companies to insure the very latest technologies are used.

Pricing

Having worked with top level art directors, visual artists and art galleries/museums, Mark Brady Fine Art Prints has the experience and working knowledge of the digital process.

Choosing the right paper and canvas for your project is essential. We recommend you come to our studio, discuss your project and check out the paper and canvas samples we have available.

Order Prints

We always suggest you take advantage of our Free Consultation and Paper samples review. If you have already digitized your artwork, you can bring along your thumb drive or hard rive and we'll make a copy right away!

How to Order Your Fine Art Prints?

Option 1: In person by Appointment Only. A consultation insures that you get the most input on your order. Hours are between 10am-5pm Monday thru Friday PST.

Option 2: by ftp or yousendit. Email file via yousendit.com (up to 100mb for free) along with contact and order info or dropbox.com (up to 2GB for free).

Option 3: Mail Slot drop off. 24/7 drop-off (CD/media) via secured mail slot in front of building along with contact and order info.

Option 4: by mail. Mail via shipper of your choice to studio location along with contact and order info.

*Please email or call Mark Brady Fine Art Prints to give specific instructions on your print order.

Picking up your finished print(s)

Option 1: In person by Appointment Only. I'll box your finished prints to any special instruction, or in a FedEx/USPS shipping tube ready for pick up.

Option 2: by mail. If you request shipping (Fed-X or US Post Office,) shipping and handling charges will apply. A shipping estimate will be provided prior to your order.

Please note:

  • Prints 20 inches by 24 inches and larger will be rolled and delivered in a tube. This is the best way to insure NO damage to the print.
  • Payment is available through PayPal invoicing.

Turnaround Time

  • Orders are on a first come first served basis. All prints are put into production ASAP.
  • Average turnaround time is 4-5 business days. We will do everything we can get the order done ASAP.
  • If prints are needed within a 24-48 hour time frame from receipt of image file, Rush Charges may apply.

Contact Us

Mark Brady Fine Art Prints specializes in one-on-one consultation for your next fine art print project.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries.

Mark Brady
640 Wisconsin Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 282 5860
Please Note: If you get the answering machine when calling it means I'm with a customer. I promptly return all calls within the hour.

Email: mark@bradyfineart.com

if you need any type of photography, product, portrait etc please visit my Commercial Photography site

Mark Brady Photography

www.markbrady.com

About Mark

With over 30 years as a professional photographer, I specialize in consultations with artists and photographers who desire one-on-one attention to their image needs.

My experience as a professional photographer, both as a commercial photographer and as an artist, will provide a unique vantage point to the printing and imaging process. I work on a one-on-one basis with each client to produce the finest possible print.

Download the Rangefinder October 2009 article about Mark Brady.

HP Premium Instant-dry Gloss Photo Paper


Weight 260 g/m2

Thickness 10.3 mil

ISO Brightness 90

Opacity 95%

Width up to 42 inches


This gloss photo paper consistently delivers unrivaled image quality and sheen.


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HP Matte Litho


Weight 270 gsm

Thickness 13 mil

Optical Brightener No

Archival Acid & Yes

Lignin Free

Width up to 36 inches only


An economical wood-free art paper that delivers exceptional print results with the look, feel and longevity of a heavy, matte offset paper. This natural-white paper is an economical alternative to high-end, smooth fine art papers for art reproductions. 


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HP Premium Instant-dry Satin Photo Paper


Weight 300 g/m2

Thickness 10.3 mil

ISO Brightness 90

Opacity 95%

Width up to 42 inches


This premium paper couples unparalleled color accuracy and vividness. Slightly brighter than the HP Professional Satin.


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Canson Plantine Fibre Rag


Weight 310 gsm

Thickness 15.5 mil

Optical Brightener No

Archival Acid & Yes

Lignin Free

Width up to 44 inches


Plantine Fibre Rag provides the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true white tone without using optical brighteners that are known to affect the longevity of digitally produced images. Extremely high Dmax and exceptional grey tones. Water resistant. 100% Cotton Rag Platine.


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Canson Rag Photographique


Weight 310 gsm or 210 gsm

Thickness 18.34 mil or 12.71 mil

Optical Brightener No

Archival Acid & Yes

Lignin Free

Width up to 44 inches


100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art paper. Offers a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel. One of the highest achievable Dmax currently available. Water resistant.


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Canson Baryta Photographique


Weight 310 gsm

Thickness 12.2 mil

Optical Brightener No

Archival Acid & Yes

Lignin Free

Width up to 44 inches


Museum grade paper shows excellent black density and great images sharpness making it ideal for black and white photography. Same barium sulphate coating as for traditional silver halide and a premium ink jet colour receiving layer. Water resistant.


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Breathing Color Optica One Smooth Fine Art


Weight 300 g/m2

Thickness 15.4 mil

Optical Brightener Yes

Archival Acid & Yes

Lignin Free

Width up to 42 inches


This premium paper couples unparalleled color accuracy and vividness. Slightly brighter than the HP Professional Satin.


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Breathing Color Elegance Velvet Textured Fine Art


Weight 310 gsm

Thickness 23 mil

Optical Brightener Yes

Archival Acid & Yes

Lignin Free

Width up to 44 inches


EleganceTM Velvet Platinum Edition is a vellum surface (lightly textured) ink jet Fine Art Paper ideally suited for luxurious fine art giclee and photographic reproduction. It has a high white point and a remarkable ink load capacity that can be pushed beyond the standard thought of limitation.


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Breathing Color Vibrance Rag


Weight 325 gsm

Thickness 18 mil

Optical Brightener Yes

Archival Acid & Yes 

Lignin Free

Width up to 44 inches


100% cotton paper, a traditional baryta board, and a premium ink jet receptive coating. Lends itself particularly well to black and white images. Water resistant.


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Hahnemuhle German Etching


Weight 315 gsm

Thickness 19.6 mil

Optical Brightener Yes

Archival Acid & Yes

Lignin Free

Width up to 44 inches


100% cotton paper features a distinct textured surface. It's premium ink jet coating meets the highest standards regarding density, colour gamut, color gradation, and image sharpness while preserving the touch and feel of genuine art paper. Water resistant.


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Hahnemuhle Museum Etching


Weight 350 gsm

Thickness 19.6 mil

Optical Brightener No

Archival Acid & Yes

Lignin Free

Width up to 44 inches


100% cotton paper features a distinct textured surface. It's premium ink jet coating meets the highest standards regarding density, colour gamut, color gradation, and image sharpness while preserving the touch and feel of genuine art paper. Water resistant.


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Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Smooth


Weight 305 gsm

Thickness 19.6 mil

Optical Brightener No

Archival Acid & Yes

Lignin Free

Width up to 44 inches


100% cotton paper with an ultra-smooth texture. The luxurious texture of a traditional etching board and the natural white point make Museum Etching the ideal medium for images with soft tints or fine gray nuances.


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HP Professional Satin Photo Paper


Weight 300 g/m2

Thickness 11.3 mil

ISO Brightness Greater than 91%

Opacity Greater than 97%

Width up to 42 inches


Ideal for printing exceptional photographs with vivid, true to life colors, rich black and sharp details. This durable, professional quality photo paper has a substantial weight that does justice to your creative vision and a satin finish that lends depth to photographic images. It has a consistent gloss uniformity. Bright white.


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Breathing Color Lyve Canvas


Weight 450 gsm

Thickness 21 mil

Opticl Brightner No

Acid Free Yes

Width up to 44 inches


With eye popping color gamut and dmax, coupled with critical archival certification, Lyve sets a new standard of exceptionalism in fine art and photographic printmaking. The LyveTM Canvas is a consistent poly-cotton blend matte canvas using an acid-free, neutral pH coating. This canvas utilizes our “Chromata White” optical brightener additive-free (i.e. No OBA’s are used in this product) and fluorescent whitening agent-free breakthrough technology.


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HP Professional Matte Canvas


Weight 430 g/m2

Thickness 22 mil

Optical Brightener 96%

Acid Free Yes

Width up to 44 inches


HP Professional Matte Canvas is ideal for printing museum quality display prints, sharp black and white photographs and collector editions. This heavyweight canvas has a smooth, bright white, matte finish. This media is constructed with an acid-free poly/cotton base and pH-neutral coating to provide long term media integrity. Print with HP Vivera pigment inks for exquisite water resistant prints. You'll get long lasting, fade resistant images when used with HP pigment inks. ( See below for Lamination suggested).


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Refer to Withheld Imaging Research for Archival ratings for paper listed above.


Lamination

All canvas prints should be laminated for complete water-proof protection as well as scratch resistance. It also gives the appearance of improved Dmax/gamut detail.


Canvas Stretching

Your choice of either 3/4 inch or heavy duty 1 1/2 inch stretcher bars. Gallery wrap extends the image around to the sides of the stretcher bars.