Introduction to Giclee Printing by MiMa
Certificate of Authenticity
Free Shipping: On Multiple Print Orders (2+) to N. America
Terms and Conditions
About Our Service
The "Film vs. Digital" Debate
INTRODUCTION TO GICLEE PRINTING BY MIMA
Giclée printing has been perfected to a level of sophistication, quality, permanence, and affordability that no other print process can match. It is the technology of choice for many top artists and photographers because of its exceptional ability to preserve the integrity of the artwork or photograph. The image quality, sharpness, color saturation, richness of detail and the depth of black and white of Giclée prints is unparalleled. Giclee prints have a lifespan of 100 years or more.
Giclée prints on paper can be completed traditionally by mounting and framing, we also offer flush and float mounting on medium density fibre board. Canvases are always coated with a liquid laminate, then you can choose to have it/them shipped to you, rolled, for stretching locally, or we can stretch your canvases for you.
During the summer of 2012 we have developed a new presentation for canvas, in the style of Chinese Scrolls, which are being very well received. But it doesn't end there, we also now offer printing on aluminum which gives your work startling clarity, depth and saturation.
Certificates of Authenticity are available on request.
By presenting a giclée edition print produced by MiMa, you are offering the very finest reproduction available today.
If you do not see your preferred substrate here, please ask.
Photo Quality Paper
Fine Art Rag Paper
Fine Art Canvas
Clear Coating/Liquid Lamination: ClearJet Fine ArtEssential On Canvas: Included in the price
Clear coating is also an option for giclées on paper that are going to be displayed without glass, in order to protect the ink from UV light, moisture, environmental contaminants, and abrasion.
NEW: Archival Laserjet Printing on Aluminum
Pricing is subject to change without notice. Prices do not include applicable taxes.
Updated: 25 November 2012
* Prices are for final paper size used, including borders.
Quantity Discounts for Print Runs on Paper & Canvas:
Updated: 25 November 2012
*** Maximum width for canvas to be stretched over 1.75" stretcher bars.
Hi-Res Scanning of Transparencies / Negatives: $40 for the first scan, $25 for all subsequent scans from the same format film.
System Time: Digital file preparation, image clean up, adjustments and testing @ $20 per 15 minutes.
Typesetting (Descriptive text positioned below the image such as title, date, publishing/copyright info. etc. By default we use Arial, please specify your preference): $15.00 per image
Clear Coating/Liquid Lamination (other than on canvas, on which it is included in the price): $5.00 per sq. ft.
CD-R/DVD (Copies of the print files for your archives): $10.00/$15.00
Certificate of Authenticity: Generation @ $10.00; each copy @ $1.00
Free Shipping on Multiple Print Orders to North America - to ensure that you get maximum value on multiple print orders from MiMa, shipping is free on orders of two prints or more! Charged at cost for one print.
Scanning of transparencies or negatives: This is carried out to the highest degree of resolution and sharpness that will give the optimum enlargement and sharpness from a given piece of film. Storage space is not an issue, so we archive the largest possible file to meet any needs that you might have in the future regardless of your immediate requirements. At a price you'd expect to pay for low res scans elsewhere.
System Time/Proofing: Necessary adjustments to the density, contrast, saturation, color balance, etc. as required plus cleaning of dust, scratches and any other unwanted elements. If you would like enhancements or changes to any specific colors or other image qualities, the image can be manipulated to your specifications.
Approval: Before the final printing of your image commences, you have the option to sign-off on the approved test, or prints produced without sign-off are done so on the understanding that they are supplied "as is" and cannot be unreasonably rejected.
Re-Ordering: Whatever – Whenever – it’s up to you. Printing on-demand means that you will never have to worry about covering the costs of production of inventory that needs to be stored for future orders. (When an order comes in, we advise collecting payment from your buyer in advance. Please see our terms.)
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Payment: First-time orders must include a 50% deposit (i.e. 50% of the actual print order, not including system time and test strips, which will be included in the balance) with the balance due before shipping. On further orders payment will be due on receipt of the prints.
We accept payment by cheque, credit card and PayPal.
All prices are subject to change without notice.
Limited Liability: Submitting a print, film, transparency, negative or original artwork to MiMa Fine Art Publishers, Inc. constitutes an agreement by the client that in the unlikely event of any damage or loss by MiMa the client will be entitled to replacement with a like amount of film, print or raw material. Except for the said replacement, our acceptance of images and materials is without warranty or liability.
Copyright: MiMa Fine Art Publishers, Inc. guarantees that no additional images will be created or used without artist's permission pursuant to international copyright law.
If you would like to receive a sample of our work, we will send Giclée print samples on requested media for your inspection. Please email us.
ABOUT OUR SERVICE
For a growing number of Digital Artists and Photographers, giclée printing is now the medium of choice for the realization of their original images. Specializing in image adjustment/fine tuning and custom black & white printing, every image is given the care and attention necessary to bring out the most expressive possible print that it can render.
With state-of-the-art production facilities and over 32 years of experience in creating, printing and exhibiting fine art photography/digital art, you can expect a wealth of knowledge to be shared when working with Mark Prior and anticipate an enthusiastic and professional experience.
Our approach to fine art printmaking is clearly results oriented. The bedrock of what we do is the accurate reproduction of original art and the printing of digitally captured images to museum standards, but our commitment to quality, detail and creativity will open up to you possibilities of giclée printmaking, as yet, perhaps, unrealized.
We aspire to partner with you to establish a long-term relationship built on integrity, trust, and value.
"From consultation through production to final delivery, Mark and company were easy to deal with, reliable and efficient. The competitive pricing and quality of printing made Mima Publishing a natural choice."
Paul Bailey, Paul Bailey Photography, Denman Island, BC
"I have been ordering with Mark at Mima for over 3 years and enjoy the custom, personalized service offered. In my fine art photography business, quality and speed are crucial. Mima exceeds my expectations in every way."
Dave Hutchison, Nature Conservation Photography, Sidney, BC
"Mark, it was wonderful to witness your skills first hand. The spirit and space of the gallery/studio is very special. Thank you for the great prints and experience! "
Gord Iversen, New Westminster, BC
"The communication was clear and the work done exceeded my expectations, especially appreciated as it was my first piece of that size (40"x40"). The price was competitive to the other places I shopped around at and with you having a stretcher frame in place, saved me money and time."
Will laVigne, Quadra Island, BC
"Mima’s exquisite prints of my work caught my breath and delighted my clients. Mark Prior’s total commitment to fine art printmaking – from preparing each digital print file for optimum results to the mounted image backed by a “Certificate of Authenticity” – has made me a loyal and grateful fan."
Will Thomas, Will Thomas Photography, Hornby Island, BC
THE "FILM vs. DIGITAL" DEBATE
Until about eight years ago I was of the large format, zone system, archivally processed fine prints school of photography and my work has been hung in many galleries and museums (Biography). However, digital imaging and giclée printing have won me over. Here are 4 reasons:
1) Working with digital images on the computer using Adobe PhotoShop, I am able to manipulate the image to the most exacting degree, far beyond that which is possible in the darkroom using enlargers and chemicals, to arrive at the most expressive print.
2) The ‘rich’ appearance of a photograph, colour or black and white, exquisitely printed with pigment inks on fine art paper, can take people’s breath away with it’s saturated blacks, vibrant colour and continuous tone resolution so good that each surface texture looks uniquely real across the surface of the print. Although different, I believe that these prints in black & white are arguably as beautiful as selenium toned chloro/bromide prints.
3) Archival stability to rival and even outlast selenium toning of bromide prints. (Accelerated aging tests predict that the black UltraChrome inks will last 200 years without fading, behind glass.)
4) The greatest satisfaction is in knowing that the image is precisely reproducible as many times as required, on demand. No more unhealthy hours to spend in the darkroom, more time to take photographs.
Mark Prior, March 16, 2009