René Théberge Photography strives to make the best possible prints. We work with Pivot Media, a local fine art printer, which specializes in producing the highest quality prints possible. Each print is individually created to reflect your choice of print medium and paper quality.
All film based prints start with a high-resolution professional scan of the original film. Then, with a color-calibrated computer, each scan is worked on using the digital equivalent of traditional darkroom processes (i.e. dodging, burning, etc.) to obtain the best possible color, contrast and sharpness in order to match the vibrant shades and hues of the original transparency. The image is then profiled for the printer and paper of choice, and printed using the most advanced printing technologies available today. Digital files are imported into a color-calibrated computer and minimally processed to bring out sharpness, tone and color.
Since fine art prints are generally not a casual purchase, we would be happy to speak with you about the choices available to you as listed below or about prints on alternative media, such as watercolor paper, cotton art canvas, or other materials. Please contact us.
The images presented on the website are greatly reduced in quality for ease of downloading and are not completely representative of the sharpness, color and depth of the actual photograph. In addition, due to computer monitor differences, there may be color and lightness variations between the image you see on this website and the print.
We want you to be happy and satisfied with the print you have ordered. We have a 100%, “no questions asked” refund policy. If for any reason your print does not meet your expectations, simply return it for a full refund (minus shipping charges). We will also replace at no charge any print that has been damaged in transit. We guarantee that our prints won’t fade for your lifetime (unless constantly exposed to direct sunlight several hours a day), and will replace at no charge any prints which have faded.
How Prints Are Made
We currently offer Pigmented Giclee (Inkjet) prints.
These prints are made using a printer that sprays ink onto paper using pigmented inks instead of dyes, which gives our prints a lifetime of 60+ years as opposed to 10 to 25 years for the best dye-based ink jet prints. These prints are available on a variety of different types of archival paper. Unless you specify a type of paper, we will choose the one we believe best suits a particular image.
Prints generally have a glossy or matte finish (unless you specify something else such as watercolor, canvas, etc.) A glossy finish tends to give an image more saturated colors, whereas a matte finish tends to reduce glare and look more “artsy.” If you can’t decide or don’t specify a finish preference, we will use matte. I have also had very good results printing on canvas instead of paper. The canvas print has a “painterly” quality that is quite nice.
There is no right or wrong choice, nor is one “better” than the other. It is simply a matter of personal taste, although smaller prints (less than 11 x 14) often work better on glossy paper.
Paper and image sizes usually differ and may not match the same aspect ratio. Whatever paper size you choose, the image will be enlarged as necessary so that the long dimension fills the page.
Shipping and Delivery Time
Since each print is individually made on order, it takes 5 – 7 business days to produce your print and prepare it for shipping. Unless otherwise specified (and at additional cost), all orders are shipped through the US Postal Service via first class priority mail. All shipments are insured. Depending on where you live, delivery takes between 2 – 7 days. Express orders are possible, but we’ll have to pass on you the extra fees charged by our lab and/or Fedex.
With the exceptions mentioned above, all handling and shipping charges are included in the cost of the print.
Massachusetts residents must pay an additional 6.25% sales tax.
|5 x 7.5||$50.00|
|8 x 10||$75.00|
|11 x 14||$100.00|
|14 x 20||$175.00|
|20 x 24||$225.00|
|20 x 30||$300.00|
|13.5 x 36||$300|
|18 x 24||$200|
|18 x 48||$400|
Custom sizing of panoramics also available.