Colour management refers to the process where colour is maintained and controlled on digital devices from input, (cameras and scanners), to screen, and then to output, (printers).
ProLab Imaging is an ICC colour managed professional fine art print studio.
However not everybody has access to the best colour managed equipment for viewing their images. If this is the case, what you see on your computer may be quite different to what I see on mine. Clients can view their exhibition work on one of our ICC compliant work stations if this is an issue.
All images are assessed before printing and if we believe there is a colour issue with your digital files, we will contact you before printing.
Send large files via the upload button on this website. If your image is small enough to e-mail, please add it as an attachment. Don’t send it embedded in the message as we won’t be able to use the file.
Just because you buy a painting does not mean you can copy it.
Copyright nearly always rests with the artist, and lasts for the artist’s lifetime and for seventy years after their death. So, if you are the artist or photographer (and therefore owner of copyright) we will happily copy and reproduce your work.
If you have purchased a work of art, we cannot reproduce it unless you also purchased copyright and can prove to us that you have the artist’s permission.
If you have purchased a digital file from an artist we can print it for you. If you have downloaded a file straight from the web, without agreement from the artist, then we cannot provide prints.
For original works that we copy, the artist will retain copyright of any images reproduced by ProLab Imaging and we will not print any work, without permission or a confirmed order from you.
Don’t get ripped off!
To avoid people trying to reproduce your art without permission, make sure you only post very small, low quality files online so people can’t use them for printing. Also consider disabling the right click option so visitors to your website can’t save the picture at all. Some artists will also add a digital watermark to their online images.
Our pricelist includes “standard” print sizes, however not many of our artists stick to these!
We can print any size image up to 105cm on the short size on our art and photographic papers, or up to 100cm on the short side of a canvas print.
Please contact us for prices on specific sizes.
C.O.D or a 30 day account to approved customers.
Payment can be made by all major credit cards (except Amex and Dinners), Eftpos, direct debit and cash.
All prices quoted include GST. Quotes are valid for 30 days. Prices may change without notice.
Although we can get a very accurate colour match with our Art reproduction service, we cannot guarantee a 100% match between an original and a reproduction.
Very large print order will require a 25% deposit before production will begin.
ProLab Imaging can ship prints to direct to you or direct to your client. All prints are packed using solid cardboard, we take great care in packaging your items.
All packing and shipping costs are an additional cost.
Please contact us for further information on postage and handling.
Sign your print using a sharp pencil, 2B is better than HB if you can find one. Most artists sign on the bottom right hand side of the print and mark the edition number (eg 4/25) on the bottom left. You may also choose to add the title of the piece.
Limited Editions can range from 5 to 1000 prints, although most artists limit their editions to between 5 and 50 so as to retain some exclusivity. Once an edition is sold out, whilst it may be tempting to print more copies, you need to adhere to the number listed in the edition.
Yes. Some artists choose to have an edition for each size they offer, as well as an additional edition if they are doing canvas prints as well as paper.
With the use of pigment inks and premium quality paper or canvas and displayed under the correct lighting conditions, prints should last 85-100 years without noticeable fading.
Yes, you can. You can use acrylics on canvas or acrylics, pencils, pastels or watercolour on paper prints. Just let us know if you plan on over-painting a print and we can discuss how best to varnish a canvas print, or can supply you with some paper to practice on.
It is not possible to create a 100% colour accurate reproduction. We will do our best to match all of the colours in your work but it will never look exactly the same as the original. Fluorescent and metallic colours are particularly tricky as these are outside the printable colour gamut.
The widest roll we print on is 60″ (152.5cm) wide and 12 or 15m long. Therefore, we can print up to 150cm on the short side for paper prints, or 138cm on the short side for canvas, to allow room for the canvas to wrap around the stretcher frame.
We are able to copy any size image and have had a 4m canvas in our studio at one time! For larger artworks we photograph the piece in sections to retain all the detail, before stitching the pieces together in photoshop.
You can certainly provide your own files for printing. Please refer to our File Set Up Guide for more information. But be aware that if you are photographing your own work, chances are it won’t be as colour accurate or have as much detail as it would if copied in our professional copy studio.
Yes our canvas prints are finished with three coatings of varnish, available in either matt or semi-matt.
Yes. We automatically back up all jobs unless you request us not to do so.
If we are working from a prepared file we would normally allow 4 to 6 working days.
Copying an artwork involves not only the photography of the piece, but extensive colour testing as well. We will need your original work on site for colour comparison for 10 – 12 working days.
We take every care with the original artworks that we have in our studio, and are insured in case of fire or theft.