Why Buy Prints From a Professional Lab

by Yvonne N. Levesque in


Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
— Edward Steichen

You may be tempted to take your digital images to the local discount store or online retailer for printing, but our extensive research and choice of professional lab, papers, canvases, and metals will give you the very best finished image.  Professionally printed images will bring out the best in your images.

We stand behind our choice of professional lab.  Here are a few of your choices:

Lustre prints - Fuji Crystal Archive Professional Super Type PD Luster paper. This paper is the newest evolution to Fujifilm’s family of professional color papers. Improving on their renowned Crystal Archive Paper technologies, print output results in more vivid
color reproduction, plus improved highlight detail. Paired with Fuji’s Digital RA Pro chemistry, ProDPI obtains the highest Dmax and incredibly brilliant whites; the result is a
sharper, crisper image.

Matte prints - Matte is a specialized paper (not always available).  Matte works well with soft, muted images.  Please allow us to guide you toward the best use of beautiful matte prints.  Fuji Crystal Archive Professional Deep Matte Paper. With a true matte finish, Fuji Deep Matte paper offers bright whites and wide color range with a smooth texture. It’s unique lusterless surface provides elegant color reproduction with subtlety and warmth. Great with soft, light images, skin tones, and black and whites. Due to its deeply matte finish, ProDPI does not recommend Fuji Deep Matte for images with dense shadows and rich blacks. 

Metallic prints - Kodak Endura Metallic Paper. Its gloss finish and metallic appearance creates images with exceptionally unique visual interest & depth. It delivers rich, vibrant colors and flattering flesh tones. We always like to print one or two images on metallic paper.  They have a "wow factor" and are great as gifts.

Pearl prints - This lovely traditional paper is our go-to paper for traditional weddings.  Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl Paper. Developed exclusively for digital output, Pearl Paper yields high quality glossy digital prints with a distinctive pearl-like appearance, making it ideal for professional applications such as commercial, fashion and portrait photography.