Products & Services

For a long time I''ve sent my printing to The Edge - if I mentioned it is since the day The Edge began I would be giving away that I''m not really 22! If you want great printing, great friendly service and a company that care about your business, go to The Edge!

Julie Owen
Lifeworks Photography
Melbourne, Australia

Photographic Printing

The Edge Photo Imaging has earned an outstanding reputation, and is recognized internationally for exceptional quality printing.  Our focus is on the highest quality Digi Prints,  Lambda outputs, Fine Art digital prints and Canvas prints using  the latest technology and professional papers.

The key to receiving the best quality prints is having your monitor and our printers match.  There are a few steps you’ll need to take to ensure that what you see on your screen will be what you get back in print.  For more information on calibration CLICK HERE

Digi Prints

The Kodak RP30 printer is a laser exposing device which outputs digital files to Kodak Endura, a conventional photographic paper. It is similar to the Lambda, but in addition it will cut your prints to size. In preparing your files for output on this machine, you do not necessarily need to size them or have them at the specific dpi, however they do need to be cropped, at the correct ratio and sized approximately to file size – see below for these details. Simply create folders for each of the sizes you require, and drag your files into the appropriate folder. Make sure your file names have no more than 30 characters. We will apply our output profile before printing and your prints will come back with the file name printed on the back.

Lambda Prints

The Lambda is a laser exposing device outputting on to conventional photographic paper. We use ICC Profiles on Kodak Endura Lustre, and Metallic paper. The Lambda will expose at either 200dpi or 400dpi. We recommend 200dpi for most applications, only using 400dpi if fine type or details are required.

All files for the Lambda need to be sized correctly and prepared as follows:

* JPG level 10 is recommended for Edge Express
* TIF or JPG files only, not PSD (when saving as TIF, please do not use any compression)
* 200dpi or 400dpi
* Do not use these characters in the file name: ^”&=><?(){}[]

Canvas & Art Paper Prints

Canvas and Art paper is offered using our professional Epson printer.  We also offer protective coating and stretching for canvas at an additional charge.

We use Canson Infinity papers which are designed to meet galleries and museum longevity requirements.  They are internally buffered to resist gas fading and maximise the conservation of your prints as well as Acid Free certified to avoid paper degradation. Choose from Aquarelle Rag (textured watercolour) Rag Photographique (smooth matte rag) BFK Rives (smooth and velvety).

* Please note: pricing is not calculated correctly through Edge Express.  Use the current price list as a guide to pricing.

 

Proofing

Proofing is available when 36 files or more are submitted in the same order to be printed at the same size. Service time 1-2 days.

Digi Proofs

Digi Proofs are available from scans or digital files.  They are available as full frame, white border and black edge in sizes 2.5 x 3.5, 3.5 x 5, 6 x 4, 5 x 5, 5 x 7 & 5.5 x 7.  Proofs printed straight from your files are considered as Studio Proofs.  We also offer colour correcting to your files for proofing.  These are Edge Proofs.

Spiral Bound Proof Books

Spiral Bound Proof Books are 11×14 in size usually with 15, 2×3 images on each page including a copyright symbol, name and numbering. These are spiral bound with a title page and your choice of cover.  If the number of sheets exceeds the amount we can bind in one book we will split the book into 2 or more equally sized books.  Proof books can be custom designed, with bigger or smaller images, or even a different orientation.  Please contact us to discuss your needs, or for further details.