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Guidelines for Creating Giclée Prints
from Digital Files
Crimson Atelier, Inc.
90 W. Afton Ave. - PMB 195
Yardley, PA 19067
Ph 1: (215) 779-3520
Ph 2: (609) 947-1007
Email: info@crimsonatelier.com
URL: http://www.crimsonatelier.com

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Quantity Pricing
Submission Form
Retail Pricing Guidelines
Single Piece Pricing
Why Create Giclée Graphics
Digital File Printing Guidelines
Slide & Transparency Guidelines
Contact
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The following guidelines will help you to maximize the results that can be achieved when creating a giclée graphic from a digital file.

1.    Make sure that the file you send is at least 200 PPI (pixels per inch)
       at the final print image size desired.  Avoid taking a low resolution
       file and "Re-sampling" it much large using Photoshop.
       This will usually leave signs of pixelation.

       For example: If you wish to have a final giclée print image size of
       24” x 30”on paper or canvas, then your file, when viewed in
       Photoshop, should have a native (not re-sampled significantly)
       image size of 24” x 30” with a PPI at that size of at least 200.

       Sometimes you may acheive acceptable results with files of lesser
       resolution but it should not be expected.

2.    Acceptable file formats are:

       PSD (Photoshop) & TIF -  these are the best formats to use when
       possible.  JGP, GIF &  BMP Can be used but usually are not
       the best quality possible.  Only Send PC Formatted CDs

3.    Since different computers, scanners, cameras, and printers have
       very different characteristics, color proofing the giclée print
       based only on your file is problematic. For us to properly color
       correct the giclée proof so that it closely matches your
       original and or expectations, the following procedure is necessary.

From within Photoshop, select and printout, at full size, one, two or more significant 8” x 10” subsections of your image and print them on High Gloss Photo Paper and Epson Double Matte Paper using the finest setting of your desktop printer.  For example, see the diagram below.

These Are Just Guidelines - Call Us and We Will Be Pleased to Discuss Your Particular Needs.  Often We Can Acheive Great Results From a Fine Digital Camera File.
We will use these printouts as our color guide for color correcting.  Please note that if you
do not like these subsection printouts then you must adjust your image file using Photoshop,
i.e. adjust color, contrast, brightness, saturation, etc.

What to Send Crimson:

1. Your File on a CD ROM - PC Format

2. The 8”x10” subsections printed full size on
    high gloss photo paper and/or Epson Double
    Matte paper to be used for color correcting: --->
 
3. The Crimson Submission Form Filled Out

4. Your  Deposit / Payment Check or Credit Card Info
Crimson Atelier, Inc. - The Fine Art Giclee Printer for Printing the Finest Quality Giclee Prints on the Finest Canvas and Fine Art Papers for Artists at the Lowest Price.
Except where you have digitally manipulated an original painting or have created your original digital fine art in Photoshop or some other painting program, Direct Flatbed Scanning of Your Original Painting Gives The Best Results.  

Please note that the very best results are always obtained by having Crimson flatbed scan your work directly whenever possible or practicable.  And, Most Importantly, having the original to scan also allows us to print several color proofs to closely match your original colors!  Because we do not charge any additional scanning or proofing fees, when using our "Quantity Pricing", it is also much cheaper for you.  We can Flatbed Scan Originals Up To 40” x 60”.
Crimson Atelier, Inc.
  90 W. Afton Ave.
  PMB 195
  Yardley, PA 19067
  Ph 1: (215) 779-3520
  Ph 2: (609) 947-1007
  Email: info@crimsonatelier.com
  URL: http://www.crimsonatelier.co
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