Expert Tips & Tricks
GET THE MOST of PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
WHY CHOOSE A PROFESSIONAL PRINTING SERVICE?
You've paid for professional images so why compromise your images by having them printed unprofessionally?
We have explained what we know as professionals, and what most people don't know about pro printers vs not.
Professional printing services will provide you with high quality image printed on acid-free paper or fine art materials, while using acid free ink. What does this mean for you? Not only will this deter fading, but it will also deter deterioration to your photograph while in the frame or storage, plus your images will last decades, up to 75 years depending on the paper that is being used, this means your images are considered museum quality, or archival and will last up to 75+ years vs 4-5 years for standard printing, in terms of colour shift and other deterioration.
When your images are edited and then printed, in terms of colour profiles, the industry standard for professional printing is either Adobe RGB (1998) or the newer Pro Colour RGB colour profiling. Although the colour amounts are the same, the gamut (subset of colours) is wider in these two profiles compared to the widely used standard SRGB colour profile, this means the printer has a lot more colours to choose from, which can make a huge impact on the final printed product.
Most printers in instant print or self-serve stores do not support Adobe RGB or Pro Colour RGB, therefore you will run into issues such as having very dull or incorrect colour tones, and over contrasted (light and dark tones) or over saturation (too much colour) images that just don't look like your digital gallery.
WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT THIS?
You can approach most professional printing services however, ask them which colour profile their printers use, if it's SRGB, well you know what to do bare in mind a lot of people are unaware of this so they may have no idea what you're talking about, which means you need to find a true professional. Most companies will print on Illford paper, or something alike, and will use Adobe RGB colour profiling, this is what you want!
LUSTRE vs MATT PAPER
It is very straight forward what this means when you are asked this question, luster means shiny, or glossy, and matt means no shine, in terms of the surface of the image. I usually opt for matt so there is no reflection on the image from light surfaces, however some people like this pop this gives. Both are equal in quality but have different purposes.
WHY PURCHASE OUR PRODUCT PACKAGES?
Our product packages are designed so you save money! They are bundled as a cost that IS REDUCED; THEREFORE, you get the most FROM your session.
Our products are sourced within Australia from a company that has spans 75 years in the industry. Only the best materials are used such as Italian wood, silk, linen and so on. items such as our canvas prints are sprayed with a special coating to ensure longevity and protection from fading and colour change. Your images are always framed and printed with the finest quality frames and printing materials on the market, these products are only available to photographers, therefore we provide a product you cannot buy in store.