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The best prints, crafted by hand.

Our technicians are craftsmen. Each print is met with artisanal 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. Curious 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 each 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… When you need to scan film for a print, book or exhibit, it is vital to get the best. At LightSource we have thousands of hours of experience on the best drum scanners ever made: The Heidelberg S3900 and the Primescan D8200.

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

Another photo from Josie Iselin's (@josieiselin) show that opened this weekend. Be sure to stop by Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda before the show comes down November 8th!
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Josie Iselin's (@josieiselin) opening this weekend was a huge success! Be sure to stop by Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda before the show comes down November 8th.
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Such kind words from @mcnairevans, we're looking forward to seeing his work at tonight's opening at SF Camerawork ✨
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Feeling tremendously grateful this afternoon for so much amazing support from so many individuals and organizations that all played major roles in making tonights exhibition possible.You know who you are.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.Hope to see everyone there!Begin Anywhere: Paths of Mentorship and Collaboration
Amanda Boe, McNair Evans, Kevin Kunishi
with Jason Fulford, Todd Hido, Mark Mahaney, Mike Smith & Alec Soth
Curated by Monique Deschaines
September 7 - October 14, 2017#SFCBeginAnywhere #SFCamerawork #amandaboe #mcnairevans #kevinkunishi #sparkstone #lightsourcesf #sf #sanfrancisco #california #photo #photography #photos #makeprints #printsbylightsource #vsco #vscocam #love #beautiful #blackandwhite #bnw #installationart #installation #install #design #photoshop #gallery #galleryopening #artwalk #galleryshow
Don't miss tonight's opening at SF Camerawork from 6-8pm, including work by @amandaboe. We're excited to see this show! #Repost @californiasunday
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Amanda Boe began photographing her cousins and friends in Vallejo, California in 2008, when foreclosures devastated the region and the city filed for bankruptcy. “Sometimes I wonder whether this generation will stay or leave the area." Boe says. "To me, they represent a sense of hope at a time when the future feels quite uncertain.” Images by Amanda Boe and her mentors Jason Fulford and Todd Hido.
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This week, we’re sharing photographs from “Begin Anywhere,” an exhibition about artistic mentorship and collaboration, opening at SF Camerawork on Thursday, 9/7. The show will feature work by Amanda Boe, McNair Evans, and Kevin Kunishi along with their mentors.
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Keep your eyes peeled for @mcnairevans work at tonight's opening at SF Camerawork from 6-8pm! #Repost @californiasunday
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The central themes of McNair Evans's work are lineage and legacy. So when a Bay Area art patron wanted to commission a series of photos to commemorate his family's hopeful journey in the late 1800s from Russian Poland to Utah, he knew exactly who to go to. Images by McNair Evans and his mentors Alec Soth and Mike Smith.
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This week, we’re sharing photographs from “Begin Anywhere,” an exhibition about artistic mentorship and collaboration, opening at SF Camerawork on Thursday, 9/7. The show will feature work by Amanda Boe, McNair Evans, and Kevin Kunishi along with their mentors.
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Don't miss tonight's opening at SF Camerawork from 6-8pm! We got to print all of the small "Word Search" prints for all of the participating artists (McNair Evans, Amanda Boe, Todd Hido, Alec South, Kevin Kunishi, Mike Smith, Jason Fulford, and Mark Mahaney) and the large exhibition prints for @mcnairevans and @amandaboe. We're excited to see how this work looks up on the wall at tonight's opening! This image is "Twin Palms" by Amanda Boe. .
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Recently we got to work with the Seattle office of
@psngr_1 to print off a series of vintage travel posters for them! PSNGR1 is a new startup offering travel & concierge services.
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Another shot of the awesome 35”x46” Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta piece mounted to epanel with a recessed packframe. It looks so good above this clients bed! .
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