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

SIZE1ST PRINTADDT’L 2-10ADD’L 11-25CANVAS
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$151375
40×60$350$233$210$500
44×66$424$282$254$625
60×90$788$525$473CALL
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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

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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

SIZE1ST SCANADDT’L 2-5ADD’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
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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

SizeCapturePrintsPrice
Small200 MB 16 BIT captureFor prints up to 24”$50
Medium500 MB 16 BIT captureFor prints up to 40”$75
Large750 MB 16 BIT captureFor prints up to 60”$150
X-Large1 GB 16 BIT captureFor prints up to 72”$200
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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

From Jenny O'Dell's (@jennitaur) opening at Ever Gold [Projects] at the Minnesota Street Projects. This work is part of the Internet Archive artist residency that Jenny recently completed. We loved being a part of the printing and mounting process for her thirty-two 9"x9" and the larger piece featured yesterday. Swing by the Minnesota Street Projects before August 26th when the work comes down! .
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Jenny O’Dell (@jennitaur) speaking about her work, “For my projects, I’m extracting “specimens” from 1980s Byte magazines and animation demo reels—specimens being objects or scenes that are intentionally or unintentionally surreal. These collected and isolated images inadvertently speak volumes about some of the stranger and more sinister aspects that technology has come to embody.”
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Be sure to check out Jenny O’Dell’s (@jennitaur) new work at Ever Gold [Projects] at 1275 Minnesota Street before the work comes down on August 26th. Here’s an image from the opening on August 5th. These images are printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl, mounted to white sintra.
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P.S. There *might* still be a Golden Ticket right by the Minnesota Street Projects. See our previous posts for information on how to win a FREE 16”x20” print! .
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Steve hanging up this amazing 44”x44” “Pillars of Creation” plexiglass face-mounted print. This is the Hubble telescope’s photo, “Pillars of Creation” showing the gas and dust in a portion of the Eagle Nebula. Come back tomorrow to see it up on the wall! .
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We love being a part of your happy place @petersamuels! 😊
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My happy 😊 place, signing an approved print before sending it to the framer.
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Ward and Steve are taking down this awesome 48”x61” piece by William Curtis Rolf. We’ve enjoyed having it up but we’re rotating the gallery for an upcoming opening, stay tuned for the details!
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#tbt to the Museum of Capitalism’s opening back in June. Jenny O’Dell and Mark Curran both have work up in this expansive show. You can see their work until August 20th at 55 Harrison St, Suite 201, Oakland, CA. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12-6pm, Fridays 12-8pm.
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We love seeing the final installation of our pieces in clients homes! This is a 35"x46" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta mounted to epanel with a recessed backframe. Looks great above her bed!
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