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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

Let's start off this treasure hunt by showing you what you're looking for. Here are five more of the sixteen posters (don't worry, we'll show you more soon!) located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. These posters are sourced from a group of 160+ artworks available to the public from the 2003 Venice Bienale. We printed them on Epson Hot Press Bright, sealed them up in glassine envelopes (but not before we stuck in a few ✨Golden Tickets✨ - see yesterdays post for more info on how to get a FREE 16"x20" print), and hung them up around the Dogpatch. Tag us if you find one! 💫Especially if you find a Golden Ticket!💫
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Artists with posters in this image:
Top Row: Ed Ruscha (left), Markus Schinwald (right)
Middle Row: Henrik Hakassan (left), Paola Pivi (right)
Bottom Row: Pia Roenicke .
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Treasure hunt alert! That's right, our giveaway for this month is a treasure hunt, in the real world! ✨
This week we will be posting clues for you on our Instagram and Facebook accounts. We have placed 16 posters (pictured are four of them) around the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, 5 of which contain Golden Tickets for a FREE 16"x20" fine art print. Not only could you find and take home a sweet poster, you could also be one of 5 people to win a 16"x20" print on the paper of your choice. 💫
The posters went up this afternoon, but with the San Francisco Art Book Fair this weekend...you better get hunting before those book lovers find all the posters and golden tickets! Stay tuned for clues and tag a friend who loves treasure hunts! ✨
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A few of Lukas Felzmann’s film negatives being loaded into the drum scanner!
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Shan Shan Sheng, a neighboring artist whose studio is also located in 1661 Tennessee, comes to us for large-scale scans which Steve then up-reses to 12 feet by 50 feet. Since then, Shan Shan has etched them into five individual glass towers ranging from 20 to 28 feet in height, to be a part of a public arts project titled “Blossom.” Stay tuned to see the final piece! .
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@petersamuels with a massive print of Faulkner, love it!
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A huge print of Faulkner, the Bluefaced Leicester Ram, going an awesome client in Ontario Canada 🇨🇦.
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Grace O'Malley is a well traveled local photographer that specializes in nature and people. After attending a National Geographic workshop, Grace decided to exhibit her work at Gualala Arts. Swipe right 👉 to see more! .
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Grace O'Malley standing with her work at Gualala Arts up in Gualala. Her work was up in a two person show with sculptor, Bruce Johnson. Swipe right 👉 to see more of her show! We will be posting more of her show as the week goes on. Don't forget to place your print order today to get 25% off using the code July4.
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Did you know we're having an Independence Day 25% off print sale? If you place your print order over the holiday weekend, you'll get 25% off! Use the promo code July4.
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