Royce Howland Print Studio is a premier digital print service founded on over 10 years of experience in high quality printing. We use large format photographic printers, long-lasting pigment inks and high quality papers. All equipment and materials are carefully chosen to produce results our clients love, and can trust over time.
Beyond that, every client project is rooted in a passion for photography, visual art, paper and print. That passion drives us to master every element of digital printing software, hardware, media and materials, in service of one goal: producing exceptional expressive prints for our clients.
Currently, the RHPS workhorse printer is the HP Z3200ps 44″ large format photographic printer. It uses HP’s Vivera inks, which originally set and still maintain the state of the art for digital pigment ink longevity.
Prints from the HP Z3200ps are suitable for colour and black-and-white photography and artwork reproductions. Prints are of high quality and longevity, and satisfy the most demanding standards including public and commercial gallery work.
RHPS maintains an inventory of excellent papers, with many more available as needed for specific client projects. Papers fall into three categories: standard photo papers, fine art papers, and specialty papers.
Currently, our standard photo papers include:
- Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl
- Ilford Galerie Smooth Gloss
Stocked fine art papers currently include:
- Hahnemühle Photo Rag
- Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White
- Hahnemühle Bamboo
- Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin
- Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta
- Hahnemühle Photo Gloss Baryta
Speciality papers are where things can get very interesting, especially for visual arts where the physical materials play an important role in the presentation of the work. Options here can include papers designed for printing with digital inkjet printers, or traditional art papers that we have found to be interesting for digital print. Current examples of specialty papers include:
- Asuka White kozo, medium and heavy weight
- Asuka Natural kozo, medium and heavy weight
- Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media
Honestly, we love paper. In fact we could be accused of obsessing over it! If you’re interesting in a print medium that will bring something distinctive to your project, talk to us.
RHPS prints are not limited to standard sizes. Prints can be made any size, limited only by what the printer and specific paper will support. For smaller prints (up to 16×20″) we can print on cut sheets or roll-fed paper. Some papers are available in cut sheet format for sizes larger than 16×20″, but generally larger prints are printed from rolls.
Pragmatically, the minimum print size is 8×10″ since we specialize in high quality, large format printing. The maximum print size is 44″ wide (in most cases) and however long is required for the image in question.
Prints are priced by the square foot. This includes any specific blank paper border that’s included in the finished, cut-to-size print. There is a minimum charge per print of 1 sq ft, and the minimum order is $100.
- All standard photo papers are priced at $17 / sq ft, minimum $17 per print.
- All fine art papers are priced at $25 / sq ft, minimum $25 per print.
- Specialty papers vary in pricing due to special image editing needs, printing workflow and handling considerations. Typical pricing will be $30 / sq ft, but contact RHPS for details.
If you have a project such as a portfolio or exhibition, or would otherwise like to make a volume of prints, we can prepare a project quote for you. Please contact us for further information about this.
Example pricing for various standard print sizes (including any finished blank paper border):
|Paper Type||Price / sq ft||8×12||12×18||16×24||20×30||24×36||30×45||40×60|
|Photo||$17 / sq ft||$11.33||$25.50||$45.33||$70.83||$102.00||$159.38||$283.33|
|Fine Art||$25 / sq ft||$16.67||$37.50||$66.67||$104.17||$150.00||$234.38||$416.67|
|Specialty||$30 / sq ft||$20.00||$45.00||$80.00||$125.00||$180.00||$281.25||$500.00|