Get started on a new project today! Simply upload your new digital files to our cloud file transfer service, and provide details about the prints you’d like. Clicking the link below will take you to a secure upload page at our cloud service, where you can upload your images.
In the “Message” field of the upload page, please provide as many project details as you can. We will need to know a few specific things:
- Your project deadline.
- The size for each print (inches or centimetres).
- How much blank paper margin to leave around the print area (for mounting, framing, signatures, etc.).
- Whether you would like each print precisely trimmed to the edge of the print or blank paper margin, or rough cut with a bit of extra handling margin. (If the latter, and you’ve requested a blank paper margin, we’ll print a thin cut line around the margin area.)
- The type of paper to use for each print. You can request specific brands of paper if you know what you want to use. Or you can describe the qualities you’d like and we’ll suggest some options; e.g. “a matte paper that’s a bit creamy off-white with a slight texture” or “something bright white with a smooth high gloss finish”.
If you’re unsure on any of these, we can advise you. (Often this is most effectively done in person.)
Other notes before you upload:
- You can upload very large files; there are no particular size limits with our upload service. Sending full resolution 16-bit TIFF or PSD files, for example, is not a problem. Basically, upload the highest quality, highest resolution version of the files that you have.
- We can work with most digital file types, including JPEG, TIFF, PSD and more. Either 8-bit or 16-bit are acceptable for printing; if we need to do any significant retouching, 16-bit is preferable.
- Be sure your files are tagged with an appropriate colour space so we can properly interpret the digital colour information in the file. Common colour spaces are sRGB, Adobe RGB and ProPhoto RGB. If in doubt, we recommend Adobe RGB as a good general-purpose colour space for printing.
- Watch out for some common issues that may cause us to have to send files back for you to re-work. Examples: over sharpening, excessive digital noise or excessive noise reduction, sensor dust spots, use of digital editing filters that introduce artifacts that may not look good, colour casts from mis-set white balance, etc.
- We can advise you on these and many other potential issues, so if in doubt about the print readiness of your files, feel free to contact us. Do note that if there are significant issues we may need to charge a review and/or retouching fee.
If you haven’t worked with us here at Royce Howland Print Studio previously, be sure to contact us to discuss the details of your project. It’s often helpful to book an appointment to visit in person to review files, paper types, and other project details.