Fine Art Printing Services


Printing

Our printing service goes beyond typical ‘print on demand’ offerings. We operate as a collaborative studio, actively engaging with you throughout the entire process of preparing and printing your files.

Our studio boasts top-of-the-line Epson 64” (1625mm) wide printers, Eizo ColorEdge monitors, precise and industry standard print viewing lighting and the finest papers available.

We only use reputable papers that have been tested, rated, and, most importantly, meet our high standards. We pay particular attention to longevity and durability when recommending the paper type for your project. Additionally, because we understand that papers have a profound influence on the final image, we work closely with each client in selecting the correct paper for each project from the wide range we offer. Besides fine art papers, we also offer a range of specialty materials such as handmade Japanese papers, rice papers, and wallpaper.

Recognised for our unwavering dedication to exacting production and quality control standards, Final Grade is proud to be a part of both the Canson and Hahnemühle Certified Master Printer programs. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond conventional boundaries as we embrace non-traditional media, constantly pushing the limits of what can be achieved digitally.

Consultation and Collaboration

At Final Grade, we don’t just provide a service; we build partnerships. With over 30 years of industry experience, our consultation service is designed to help you maximise the potential of your artwork. From digital to film-based processes, file preparation to colour management, we speak the language of printing with in-depth knowledge and expertise.

We are your dedicated partners, guiding you through every step of the process.

Imaging

We are qualified artists who speak the artist’s language for both fine art and commercial applications. We are conversant with image editing, colour corrections/grading, image optimisation for offset printing, retouching, compositing, illustration, enhancement, prepress proofing and digital support for photographers.

Having worked on dozens of books, we have extensive experience working alongside publishers to oversee the pre-press & printing processes. We have a keen eye for detail ensuring the final output is at its optimum and are happy to travel on press when required.

Services Include

– Exhibition printing
– Limited Edition printing
– Raw processing
– Digital retouching
– Digital technicians
– Book production / Pre press
– CMYK conversions & print references
– Shoot advice

Digitisation Services

For those working with film or digitising their archives, we offer a range of high-end film scanning services.

DSLR Scanning

This system digitises any type of photographic film, ranging from microfilm to 8×10’ sheet film, with exceptional high resolution. It incorporates a cutting-edge digital camera to create non-interpolated 240-megapixel Raw captures, boasting an impressive 1.35-gigabyte 16-bit RGB file size at 12672x19008px.

At the core of the system is a Sony A7r5 mounted with a specialised flat field lens designed to capture both film and reflective media. The camera and lens are integrated into a custom-made system, allowing for reproductions up to 20×16”. The objects being reproduced are illuminated by an LED lighting system that achieves both a Colour Rendering Index (CRI) and a Colour Quality Index (CQI) of 98 out of 100 points.

This system, coupled with our dedicated experience and skillset, delivers results that surpass even the most popular CCD scanner on the professional market: the Hasselblad/Imacon.

Imacon Flextight 848 scanner

The Imacon Flextight 848 scanner is the ultimate in dedicated film scanner technology, with clarity and sharpness to match near drum scan quality files. The Imacon Flextight 848 scanner has a dynamic range of up to 4.8 and a maximum non-interpolated optical resolution of 8000 dpi for 135mm, 3200 dpi for 120 film and +2000 dpi for 4×5 film, ensuring your colour negatives, black & white negatives, and transparencies are scanned for optimal quality.

High quality scanning requires more than expensive technology and is a technical art-form and, importantly, requires expertise in the most effective scanning techniques. With over 15 years of scanning experience, we ensure the finest photographic detail is captured and reproduced faithfully.

Copy and Reproduction Services

Turn your original one of a kind works of art into fine art reproductions through a combination of high resolution digital captures, digital colour reproduction, and colour matched fine art printing. We also offer portfolio reproduction services for artists looking to have their originals digitised.

Our reproductions are produced using a cutting-edge digital camera to create non-interpolated 240-megapixel Raw captures, boasting an impressive 1.35-gigabyte 16-bit RGB file size at 12672x19008px150mp, illuminated by a LED lighting system that achieves both a Colour Rendering Index (CRI) and a Colour Quality Index (CQI) to produce the most detailed and accurate reproductions available.

Pricing

For detailed information on our pricing, custom quotes, or any inquiries about our services and products, please reach out to us via phone or email, located on our Contact Page.

We look forward to bringing your vision to life with precision and passion.