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PROFESSIONAL RESULTS & COMPETITIVE PRICING

Photo Shoot Assistance

Capture the exposures and assets needed to efficiently

and best achieve the perfect image in post retouching



   On site, in-studio photo consultation and preliminary retouching


   Digital assembly of selects with artwork for on-the-fly assesment


   Avoids reshoots and uneccesary post retouching expenses

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

ABOUT

SERVICES ⬅

PORTFOLIO: RETOUCHING

                   DESIGN

TESTIMONIALS

CONTACT

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RETOUCHING with BENEFITS: Complete photo and graphic service

from retouching, repair and design to proof, print and web. Fast,

friendly and reliable. Wide gamut and colour calibrated workflow

supported by industry standard proofing with IDEAlliance SWOP,

GRACoL and SNAP certified proofs. You can be sure you get the best

possible result no matter how it’s presented.


Agency, Fashion, Publishing, Catalogue, Prepress and Custom image work.


QUESTIONS and PRICING:  

Call, email or simply fill out the Quote Form  

Improvements, Enhancements and Manipulation

Carefully crafted commercial and consumer images

how you want them and when you need them


  • Compositing


   Refinement


   Realistic


   Surreal


   Stylistic  

  • Fashion and beauty

  • Portrait

  • Food

  • Scenic

  • Travel

  • Architectual

Scanning

Have your photo's professionally scanned and perfected for publishing, printing

or digital archiving.


Reflective

Transparency

   4 x 5", 8 x 10"

   Medium format 2 1/4", 120/220, 6 x 20 cm

   35mm slides, strips and negatives.

Fluid mounting

Hourly rates

call for a quote

Photo Prints

Epson premium photo papers

   13 x 19", 8 x 10", 5 x 7", 4 x 6", Wallet


Posters

Sheet sizes up to 13 x 19"

Banners 13"w x the length needed

Call for pricing

Final Files

Archived to CD or DVD


Graphic Design

Concept and layout

Movie or theatre posters

Menu's, brochures, etc

Branding and logo's

Production Art

Layout

Typesetting

Vector and raster Illustration

Prepress

File/image preperation and colour correction

   for printing press and digital printing

Consultation

Preflighting

Dieline, varnish, emboss, deboss, foil

  and spot creation and setup

Proofs and press-ready files

Colour contract proofs

  (Idealliance G7) GRACoL, SWOP

  and SNAP certified

Laser mockups

Press ready final files

Press/print ready PDFs

   PDFx-1, PDFX-4

Retouching Basics

Colour Correction and calibration

Printer specs and communication

RGB vs. sRGB vs. CMYK vs. PMS

Retouching techniques

Printing and paper considerations,

  adjustments and limitations

Print resolution and ink density  

Prepress File Preperation

Overview   InDesign, Quark XPress,

                  Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat

Overview   Image resolution, paper

                  considerations, spot colours, raster

                  and vector files, trim and bleed, folds,

                  perforations, dielines, foils, emboss,

                  deboss and more.

Prepare and produce print ready files and PDFs

Preflighting

Avoiding printing issues


Call for rates

Macintosh platform only

RETOUCHING and COLOUR CORRECTION

PROOFING, SCANNING, PRINTS and POSTERS

GRAPHIC DESIGN, PRODUCTION ART and PREPRESS

TRAINING for GRAPHIC DESIGNERS and BEGINNERS



Prepress Image Preparation and Colour Correction

Beautifully prepared images for books, magazines,

catalogues and other printed mediums



   Image profile, tone, ink density and bleed assesment

    and optimization to printer and paper specs


   Colour correction, consistancy and matching



   Neutral balance correction and consistancy


   Retouching and enhancement

Resolutions up to 6400 DPI

Retouching and repair

Call for pricing

Photo Repair

Restoration of old, dull or damaged photographs



   Scanning


   Cleanup, repair and restore


   Print for your frame, photo

    album or digital archive

Calibrated Studio

Reliable Colour Workflow

  Mark maintains a carefully calibrated monitor and printer

  profiled workflow for predictable colour correction and

  reproduction for both photography Adobe RGB profiles and

  Epson photo papers as well as commercial CMYK printing

  press SWOP, GRACoL and SNAP profiles.



GRACoL PROOF

Used for commercial offeset printing. This proof is based on the G7 process and is the accepted methodology in modern printing organizations in North America. If you deliver a certified proof that conforms to GRACoL 2006, you can expect to match on press.

SWOP PROOF

Used for magazine proofing. This printing standard is based on the G7 process and is designed to reproduce the printing charactoristics of a heat-set web press used in magazine production in North America.

SNAP PROOF

Used for newspaper colour ad submissions. Based on the G7 process and defined by the SNAP standards organization. Images for newsprint require a maximum total ink density of 220-240%. Pixel Ink Retouching can help with that as well.

Call for pricing

Colour Capture

  Measure any surface and match to the nearest Pantone

  spot colour or it's values in sRGB, RGB, CMYK and HTML.


  A valuable service when critical colour identification is

  essential such as matching garments or products to be

  printed in catalogues or accurately identifing Pantone

  spot colours.


Retouching & Colour Correction Photo Repair Prepress Image & File Preparation

Photo Shoot Assistance Certified Proofing Scanning Photo Printing Poster Printing

SWOP and GRACoL certified proofs.

Certified Proofing

Industry-standard IDEAlliance ISO certified SWOP, GRACoL and SNAP proofs

   Review and approve your designs and colour before going to press. Submit with

   final files to printer as approved colour reference. View under 5000k (D50) lighting

   conditions for optimal assesment.


   Used for:

       • Magazine covers, pages and ad submissions

       • Commercial printing and publication designs

       • Newspaper ad submissions

       • Colour selection tests

       • Spot colour proofing

       • Advertising designs

       • Colour correction and matching