Glass Photographic Prints

Prints on glass. In many applications, even though just recently introduced, we see glass starting to replace canvas prints.

amazing print on glass

Glass photo prints for photographs have a contemporary look with great attention to photo details. Try our custom printing in Tucson, AZ

Glass photo prints are in a word, incredible. A stunning, contemporary way to display your favorite photos is in the form of custom glass prints. Glass is a unique and innovate substrate that is sure to bring a whole new element to your images. Your photograph or artwork is printed on the reverse side of the glass and rich color and beautiful details pop. A bright, opaque layer of white ink is applied directly beneath the color layer to bring out the subtlest details during photo printing on glass.

Glass photo prints are unusual and rare, so why not create something different with clear glass photo frames? It looks terrific and makes a great glass, personalized photo gift sure to stand out in any location. A contemporary look when compared to a giclee canvas.

Our technology improves the resolution and the vividness of colors

Durable latex inks are used for printing.  The process has been proven superior in duplicating any color gamut as well as an increase in the vividness of colors. Preparing your artwork is critical.  Good resolution is the name of the game when it comes to glass photo prints.

Help on setting up your file for glass photo prints

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    During file preparation check the resolution of your file at the full size you wish to have it printed. For smaller photos use up to 300dpi. For larger photos they may be submitted at 150dpi. Our download software can accept exceptionally large files.

    Dpi (i.e. dots per inch) is a key factor when talking about print resolution and the amount of dots printed in an inch. The more dots you have the more detail you have. This also means that the lower the resolution of your file, the less detail it contains. The software that we have tends to correct many of the problems associated with low resolution.

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    It is important that you crop your photography or artwork to the exact size that you want. For example, remove unwanted background.

    When you crop images for digital print you may lose some of it due to the aspect ratio. You should always crop the image to the correct aspect ratio before submitting it to us. The aspect ratio of an image is the ratio of its width to its height. It is commonly expressed as two numbers separated by a colon, as in 16:9.

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    We prefer that you save your print file as sRGB or Adobe RGB (Photoshop).

    As a higher end digital printer for aluminum prints and much more we can accept both sRGB and Adobe RGB files in sRGB but certain high-end locations might be able to print on Adobe RGB. Questions? Please call.

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    Your image may be saved as either 8bit or 16bit. Need assistance? Just give our designers a call.

    To help you understand, a bit is the number of tones available to each color; an 8-bit image holds 16,000,000 colors compared to a 16-bit image that holds 28,000,000,000 colors.

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    Check your monitor for accuaracy. Do the colors on your screen match what you are trying to reproduce?

    If your monitor is not correctly calibrated when you prepare your images, it can cause inaccuracies. an important factor when you want to prepare images for printing.

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    It may be necessary to sharpen the photograph or art that you have created. If you do not have experience in this area, we'll be glad to help.

    How much you need to sharpen an image before printing varies with each image. Typically, images with a lot of details need to be sharpened more than images consisting of mostly sky or soft surfaces such as in landscapes. Choice of the print medium is another factor that affects how much sharpening an image needs. Consider that canvas is the most forgiving material as it sometimes hides imperfections.

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    Why not print your graphic on paper (even as a reduced size), for a final look before submitting?

    Sometimes called soft proofing, you can then continue continue making adjustments to the saturation, color balance and sharpness until the image resembles the original version.

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    And finally, is there a title or description you would like to add to your finished print (or even a special plate)? You may either add it as a separate layer, or send it to us separately and we'll be happy to handle it for you.

    Remember, add this as a separate layer and convert it to outlines. This is important in case we have to make modifications to the print you have submitted.

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