Services

The best prints, crafted by hand.

Our technicians are artisans. Each print is hand crafted with total attention to detail, treated as an individual work of art, every time. By curating our wide range of options, we guide your vision to life in your prints.

The LightSource Advantage

  • An Artist’s Eye.  Each file is manually reviewed, optimized, and tested before printing by one of our imaging experts. We are a team of artists and photographers; we understand your high standards for perfection, because we share them ourselves.
  • Archival Papers.We offer heavyweight cotton rag and cotton fiber papers almost exclusively. These are acid-free and extremely archival, with little to no OBAs (brighteners) so they won’t fade over time.
  • Brilliant Inks. Canon’s Lucia pigment inks are among the most archival, rated for 80-120 years.
  • Precision Printers. We use Canon 44″ and 60″ printers to make tack sharp high resolution prints up to 60″ x 120″.

About our papers… We offer a wide range of archival, cotton-rag fine art papers, including Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, Epson Signature Worthy and Epson Legacy. Whether you have a paper in mind like baryta gloss, smooth matte, or textured watercolor, or aren’t sure which one to choose, our experts can offer you guidance. Comparing test strips of your image on different papers with the help of our technicians is a sure way to get your print the way you want it.

Pricing

SIZE 1ST PRINT ADDT’L 2-10 ADD’L 11-25 CANVAS
8×10 $20 $20 $18 $76
11×14 $30 $24 $21 $86
16×20 $47 $36 $32 $112
16×24 $59 $40 $36 $123
20×24 $70 $47 $42 $143
20×30 $90 $60 $20 $162
24×36 $125 $84 $75 $208
30×40 $175 $117 $105 $288
36×48 $252 $168 $151 375
40×60 $350 $233 $210 $500
44×66 $424 $282 $254 $625
60×90 $788 $525 $473 CALL

Ready to get started?

Questions? 415-621-1448
studio@lightsourcesf.com

Create depth. Think outside the frame.

Bring more depth to your images with a plexiglass facemount. Also known as acrylic printing, your print is mounted directly behind crystal clear plexiglass, backed by dibond or aluminum and “floated” off the wall by a recessed backframe. Not quite sure how this will look? Pop into our studio to see the range of options available to customize your print.

The LightSource Advantage

  • Handmade Craftsmanship at Every Step. Your print is optimized for presentation behind plexiglass, then mounted and finished by hand, and inspected for perfection every step of the way.
  • Other Frameless Options. UV lamination on your print protects it from scuffs and spills. We can also mount your print unprotected, to take full advantage of our fine art papers.
  • Do You Mount on Gator? We also mount on gatorboard for prints that will be framed. We are happy to deliver to your preferred framer, or we can recommend one of our favorites.
  • How Do I Choose?  Our imaging experts will guide you through the options to make the perfect print.

Pricing

Every mount job is full customized.

Get in touch for an estimate 415-621-1448
studio@lightsourcesf.com

Ready to get started?

Questions? 415-621-1448
studio@lightsourcesf.com

The sharpest, cleanest scans possible for your prints.

Your film is precious. Our scanning techniques bring out all the right detail. Film photographers have known for decades that there is no substitute for a real Heidelberg drum scan. The result is a perfectly optimized digital reproduction for your prints.

The LightSource Advantage

  • The Best Drum Scanners Ever Made. Under the skillful hands of our scanning technician, the Heidelberg S3900 and Primescan D8200 optimize the color, highlights and shadows in every frame.
  • Wet-Mounted Film. Makes for a cleaner and higher resolution scan. Most dust, scratches, and surface imperfections simply disappear!
  • Tack-Sharp Focus. Each frame is focused manually.
  • Full-Frame Scan. True “rebate” scanning available for all film types
  • Optimized, Corrected, and Spotted. We set the white and black points, correct the color and tonal range, and clean up any remaining dust & scratches.
  • No Sharpening Applied. We don’t apply any sharpening to our Heidelberg scans, as sharpening should be added after the file has been sized for printing.

More About Our Scanners & Scan Process… We have thousands of hours of experience on our Heidelbergs to ensure your success and will help you to choose the right resolution scan to make for for your print, book or exhibit. We guarantee all the subtle details in your film will be captured in the scan which is a feat no other scanner can make.

Pricing

SIZE 1ST SCAN ADDT’L 2-5 ADD’L 6-15
50 MB $35 $30 $26.35
100 MB $45 $38 $33.75
250 MB $55 $47 $41.25
500 MB $75 $64 $56.25
750 MB $85 $72 $63.75
1G $115 $97.75 $86.25

Ready to get started?

Get in touch to schedule an appointment:
415-621-1448
studio@lightsourcesf.com

Or swing by:
1661 Tennessee St. #2W
San Francisco, CA 94107

The unmatched precision of 200 million pixels.

Show off your art! Whether you’re editioning prints, digitizing your portfolio for prospective galleries, or producing an identical reproduction for publishing, LightSource has what you need. Our technicians are also artists, aiming to reproduce your artistic vision. It’s not just a question of superior color accuracy, tonal control, or fine detail. We make your prints look and feel as amazing as your originals.

The LightSource Advantage

  • Tremendous Experience. Our technicians have captured over 5,000 artworks in 8 years.
  • Amazing 200MP Resolution. Our Hasselblad H4D-200MS brings unprecedented detail and resolution to our Digital Captures.
  • Museum Quality Reproduction. The H4D-200MS is used in-house by the MoMA, the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Tate Gallery of London.
  • Controlled Studio Conditions. Utilized to photograph your work, including UV-filtered lighting.
  • Careful Postproduction. Created in Hasselblad’s post-production software Phocus for optimal results.
  • 16bit ProPhoto RGB. Gives you a huge color output gamut.

Our technical workflow gives us the utmost precision in capturing the essence of your art. If you wish to accentuate the texture of raised brush strokes, we can capture those strokes by using differential lighting to enhance the shadows and detail. Polarization filtering is also available to reduce reflections.

Pricing

Size Capture Prints Price
Small 200 MB 16 BIT capture For prints up to 24” $50
Medium 500 MB 16 BIT capture For prints up to 40” $75
Large 750 MB 16 BIT capture For prints up to 60” $150
X-Large 1 GB 16 BIT capture For prints up to 72” $200

Ready to get started?

Get in touch to schedule an appointment:
415-621-1448
studio@lightsourcesf.com

Or swing by:
1661 Tennessee St. #2W
San Francisco, CA 94107

From our Instagram @lightsource_sf

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out any of the three gallery shows that we've posted about this week! Grace O'Malley has work at Gualala Arts in Gualala, CA (46501 Old State Highway) - be sure to check it out before her work comes down next week!
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Don’t miss tonight’s opening with RJ Muna & Guillermo Gomez-Peña, performing a “photo-performance karaoke” with local performance artists and audience members. You can even come dressed as your favorite “New Barbarian.” The opening is tonight at 6pm at The Luggage Store at 1007 Market St.
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#tbt to when @SpottedSF visited us last week to have her cherry blossoms printed, an image from her trip to Japan. Thanks for stopping by, Leslie - we loved having you and seeing your new print in your home! You can see her post detailing her time here @SpottedSF, swipe right to see the whole process of what it's like to visit Lightsource! Image by @spottedsf .
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RJ Muna will have work in a collaborative show, “The New Barbarians: Photo-performance in defiance of ‘documentation.’” The opening is this Friday at 6pm at the Luggage Store at 1007 Market St. Don’t miss what’s sure to be an exciting opening! Swipe right 👉 to see this print up close. .
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One of our very own, Sarah Christianson, is one of three winners of the British Journal of Photography's Intrepid Film Photography Award. Each winner will receive a limited edition 4x5 camera and 50 sheets of film to create a new body of work. Soon after, there will be a group exhibition in London. Big congrats to Sarah! You can work with Sarah here at Lightsource on scans, art captures, and more! See more of her work at www.sarahchristianson.com. .
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Josh Wykes standing with his new print of the White Mesa Arch in Arizona. “It was great working with Lightsource on my print. Their team was extremely responsive and worked closely with me to get exactly what I was looking for. The end result exceeded my expectations!”
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The Museum of Capitalism opened a new show this weekend. Jenny O’Dell (@jennitaur) and Mark Curran both have some work in this expansive show - be sure to swing by and check them out! Pictured are two of Jenny O’Dell’s pieces. The Museum of Capitalism is located at 55 Harrison St in Oakland, Suite 201. .
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We are so excited that this weekend we broke 1000 followers on Instagram!! We decided to celebrate with some emoji cake at Lightsource today, swipe right 👉 to see the cake and the grateful team. As a big thank you to all of you wonderful people for following us, we will be hosting a 1k Giveaway shortly - stay tuned! .
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