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Lux Darkroom Editions

How it works

 

One-off prints

  • You send us a print-ready digital image and specify the process, image size, paper size, and any other requirements. 

  • We discuss your vision for the print and make suggestions for how to achieve this. If necessary we will produce a test print.

  • We send you a quote and an estimated completion date.

  • Upon approval of the quote and receipt of payment, we will produce the print to match your specifications.

 

Editions

  • You send us a print-ready digital image and specify the process, image size, paper size, and any other requirements.

  • We discuss your vision for the print and make suggestions for how to achieve this.

  • We send you a quote and an estimated completion date.

  • Upon approval of the quote and receipt of payment, we produce a printer’s proof print which will need to be signed and returned to us. 

  • We will then produce the edition to match the proof as closely as possible.

 

Photopolymer plates

  • You send us a print-ready digital image file and specify the plate size and any other requirements

  • We discuss your vision for the plate and resulting prints, and make suggestions for how to achieve this.

  • We send you a quote and an estimated completion date.

  • Upon approval of the quote and receipt of payment, we will produce the plate to match your specifications.

Further information & Terms

 

Files, Negatives & Printing process

  • Please send us flattened, print-ready tiffs, sized at 360 or 720dpi, converted to B&W but in 16-bit Adobe RGB colour profile. These can be digital images or high-quality scans of film negatives.

  • If a file requires extra editing or retouching, this will be billed at £60/h (we will contact you first if this is necessary) 

  • For larger jobs or editions, we will usually make a proof print which will need to be approved and signed prior to making the final prints. This printer’s proof will be retained for our records.

  • Digital negatives/positives are calibrated for our equipment and processes. They are yours to keep, but please be aware that they are unlikely to produce satisfactory prints on other exposure units or with other processes

  • Prints are blind stamped in the lower right-hand corner with our printer’s chop unless otherwise requested

 

Turnaround, Collection & Delivery​

  • Normal turnaround is 4-6 weeks from payment of deposit & receipt of image files, but depends on the size and scope of the job, as well as whether any changes are requested.

  • Jobs can be rushed for a fee: usually +20% but this varies depending on the size and scope of the job, and how busy the studio is at the time.

  • Prints and plates can be collected from our studio in central London or posted to you. Please note that postage is not included in the initial estimate unless requested.

 

Payment Terms​

  • You will be given an estimate at the start of a job that describes the work and sets out the price. 

  • Please note that your estimate does not include postage & packaging unless requested. 

  • Your estimate may change if the scope of the job changes or additional work is required. We will always contact you to discuss any changes.

  • Once the estimate is accepted, a 50% deposit (for editions) or payment in full (for single prints and polymer plates) is due to begin the job.

  • For editions, the balance is due on completion of the job and must be paid in full prior to collecting or shipping work. We regret that we cannot allow prints to leave our studio until they have been paid for in full.

 

Returns & cancellations​

  • We regret that once an estimate has been approved and a deposit paid, the job cannot be cancelled.

  • Each print made by us is custom-made to order and therefore cannot be returned. However, we want you to be happy with your prints, so if you have any concerns after receiving them, please contact us to discuss.

 

Quality & Archival stability​

  • During the printmaking process, every care is taken to follow current best practice to ensure the longevity of the prints we make. However, all prints are susceptible to damage by humidity, environmental pollutants, UV light, and improper storage. Please contact us if you would like advice on print storage or display.

  • While we always make and process prints carefully, they are handmade and therefore they may contain minor variations or imperfections. Though these are kept to a minimum, they indicate the unique nature of each print.

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