what we do
Quintessential Printing specializes in quality digital reproduction of your fine art, high-quality printing of your photographs and photo restoration.
For artists: We will scan or photograph your work to produce Giclée prints with archival paper and inks, using quality Epson scanners and wide-format professional printers. We strive to reproduce your work as closely as possible.
For photographers: We have the ability to print your images up to 44 in wide on state of the art Epson printers, using archival papers and inks. We work with you to ensure that your images are reproduced accurately.
For everyone: We can scan slides and create prints, restore and print old photos, scan and print their kids’ artwork.
At Quintessential Printing we handle your art and photography with care, respecting your work. Each piece receives “hands on” attention to insure that the scan, digital files and prints will meet your expectations.
Giclée is a term coined in 1991 by printmaker Jack Duganne for fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers. The name originally applied to fine art prints created on Iris printers in a process invented in the late 1980’s.
The word Giclée has since come to represent a printing process that uses fade-resistant, archival inks (pigment-based) and archival substrates to print on large format printers. These printers use the CMYK color process that may have multiple cartridges for variations of each color, based on the CcMmYK color model (such as light magenta and lights cyan inks in addition to regular magenta and cyan). This increases the apparent resolution and color gamut and allows smoother gradient transitions.
A wide variety of substrates is available including various textures and finishes such as matte or luster photo paper, watercolor paper, cotton canvas or metallic paper.
Giclée printing is often used by artists to make reproductions of their original two-dimensional artwork, photographs or computer generated art for resale while preserving the original.
Scanning with minor correction
Minimum charge $25 per scan
Full color correction service
Turn-around time 2 weeks. Service includes digital capture, full color correction, an 8x10 proof on media of your choice and a CD of your color corrected image.
(Giclées on canvas add $25)
Print pricing is done by the square inch. To find the square inches in your image, multiply the width x height. Example: a 12”x 18” image would be 216 square inches (12x16=216). That image printed on luster paper would be $21.60.
Printing turn-around time is a minimum of 1 week. Rush jobs subject to a 15% fee. Please note there is a $25 minimum order per image.
Note cards w/ envelopes:
Set up fee $10.00 (minimum 10 cards)
5 x 7 = $1.75 ea
4.25 x 5.5 = $1.25 ea
Editing & Consulting Services:
$60 per hour
Our printing studio is in the historic home we share with our Border Collie, Emma. We have been a part of the charming community of Dayton for about 23 years, while raising our two children, now grown.
As a professional photographer, Mike understands the importance of quality prints and hands-on customer service. When the opportunity to add fine art printing to his business arose, we welcomed and embraced it.
Please give us a call to ensure that we are available for you when you come by. We make every effort to work around your schedule, but do work by appointment.
We are very excited to offer exceptional customer service and a quality product to our clients. We hope that we are able to include you!
Mike & Kelly