Mark started retouching in 1995 and has since worked on countless images for fashion, editorial, publishing, travel and more including award winning and high profile work. Early in his prepress career, he apprenticed under some of the best retouchers in Toronto before finding his own stride, gaining valuable experience and elevating his technique as the years went on. His seasoned skills in Photoshop are complimented by his passion for imagery, photography and the creative process. Every project is a welcome challenge as Mark loves to make each one as incredible as possible.

Working with you and your team, Mark helps to create a powerful impression and a trusting and enjoyable working relationship where the lines of communication are always open.

Upon request and if available, Mark will will work with you on-location at your photo shoot to assist your Art Director and Photographer, ensuring the most ideal images are captured for efficient post compositing, avoiding any re-shoots and unnecessary post retouching expenses. Benefitting with on-shoot (or via remote) mock-ups combining new plates selects with camera-back/artwork for quick on-the-fly appovals before striking set.

Mark has experience and insight beyond that of most photo retouchers. Where most retouchers have only a photography background, mark has over 30 years experience working in both the technical and creative sides of the prepress business, producing a multitude of high quality printed work while under extremely demanding deadlines since 1988. His photography and artistic interests as a kid led him into the newspaper business where he apprenticed as a film stripper, darkroom technician and layout artist. Eventually Mark progressed to the Mac, working for Toronto's busiest high-end service bureau's and print brokers as a multi-faceted Prepress Technician, Scanner Operator, Designer and Production Artist.

His abilities in retouching and colour correction were soon realized and he followed his passion. As a result, Mark has an invaluable understanding of Adobe CS, colour, composition, print and paper - and more importantly their strengths and limitations. So, you can be sure you get the best possible result no matter how it’s presented.


AGO Arash Moallemi Photography Arzu Scarf (Atak Trading) Andrew Grinton Photography Athletes World Ash City BATA The Bay Biz Angle Media

Brandon Barré Photograph Butterfield & Robinson Cardinal Meats The CBC

CIBC Cossette (Identica) Easy Home Form & Affect George Brown College (School of Design) Giant Shoe Creative Glen Reichwein Photography Home Outfitters Humber Dept of Fashion GSW (Syneos Health) Jane's Foods Jeff Wasserman Photography Juliette Creative Kellogg's Kenna Key Gordon Klick Inc. (Katalyst Advantage) LG2 McCains Marie Callender's McDonalds

Marathon Watch Company Mejuri Mercedes Benze Merzetti Photographs Mystic Media Page Wave Graphics Paul Chmielowiec Photography Paula Wilson Photography Response Innovations Richard Sibbald Photography Robert Rose Inc. Rogers Media Roots Canada Roula Partheniou Sabu Photography

Samsung SCHAWK Studio Scotia Bank Sears Shoeless Joe’s Sick Kids Hospital Siga International   Third Thing Productions STING Productions Inc. TD Bank TRUMP Residence Underdog Studio University of Toronto Walmart 50 Plus/CARP Magazine Wayne Gretzy.com Yale University Zoomer Magazine + much more

Professional History

Andora Graphics, Toronto, ON  1998-2013  

  Retoucher, Production artist & Prepress Specialist

Prime Imaging, Toronto, ON  1996-1998  

  Retoucher, Production artist, Prepress Mac Operator & Proofer

The Lino Bureau (Robo Shop Design), Toronto, ON  1994-1996

  Retoucher, Production artist, Prepress Mac Operator & Proofer

R.J. Prepress, Concord, ON  1993-1994

  Flexo Prepress Mac Operator, Film Stripper & Proofer

The Halifax Daily News, Dartmouth, NS  1989-1992

  Film Stripper, Darkroom Technician & Assistant Supervisor - Composing Dept.

Fundy Group Publishing, Yarmouth, NS  1988-1989

  Ad layout and composing artist & STAT Camera Operator


After a career spanning over thirty years in Prepress, Retoucher and Prepress Professional Mark Veldhoven launched his retouching and graphics business PIXEL INK RETOUCHING 
in August of 2012. Working from his home studio in Toronto, Mark now enjoys doing what he does best... commercial and consumer photo retouching, colour correction with graphic and prepress services.

MArk Veldhoven



Insight and Prepress

Calibrated Studio

Reliable Colour Workflow

  Mark maintains a carefully calibrated monitor and printer

  colour profiled workflow for predictable colour correction

  and reproduction for both photography Adobe RGB profiles

  for Epson photo papers as well as commercial CMYK and

  spot colour printing press SWOP and GRACoL profiles.