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Frequently Asked Questions :

Can I reproduce an image from my digital camera?
What are the resolutions of your printers?
What is dot gain?
How much can I sell my giclee prints for?
Where is your printing facility located?
Are my 35 mm slides suitable for reproduction?
Can you scan artwork directly?
Can I upload my digital files to your site?
How large of an image can you print?
Do photographers print on watercolor papers?
How large should my digital files be?
Can I stretch canvas giclee prints?
Do I need to copyright my work?
Can my web image be copied and reproduced?
How long will my prints last?
How do I pay for your services?
Should I protect my prints and are they waterproof?
Why convert and work in RGB instead of CMYK?
How do I color balance my image in Photoshop?
What is saturation?
How do I properly sharpen an image in Photoshop?
Do you really delete the file when requested?
What is a typical edition size?
How do I price my edition?


Dot gain is a measure of the spread of an ink droplet when it is applied to a substrate. The smaller the dot gain, the higher the effective resolution of the substrate.

Canvas and photobase paper offer the smallest dot gain which is required for works with ultra-fine detail. However, photobase does not have the archival properties of canvas and watercolor papers.

Arches and Somerset Enhanced watercolor papers have a higher dot gain, but the resolution of these papers is more than sufficient to reproduce most art.

We have found that Somerset Velvet has the highest dot gain of the watercolor papers. This may be acceptable for some art, especially watercolor paintings.