Custom C-Prints

Let us work our magic to make your photos shine


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Photograph by Doug Hall

We can help bring museum quality to your images.

Our staff draws on decades of photography experience to thoughtfully crop, color and contrast correct, and further adjust your images to bring out their full potential.

Each Custom Photographic C-Print includes:

  • Postprocessing (as needed)
  • A true Type “C” photographic print
  • Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper
  • Matte or Glossy Paper Stock
  • Scanning (as needed)
  • Your photo – your vision

“The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance.”

~ Ansel Adams

Photograph by William Laven

Your photo Your vision

We strive to ensure that you love your print.

If you have an idea for how you envision the final print, let us know. Our expert staff can match colors, brightness, contrast, and any other detail from a previous print … or, from your artistic vision.

Just want us to “make it look good?”

That’s our specialty. With decades of experience prepping images for print, we know what it takes to create a powerful print that draws the viewer into your subject and keeps their attention there.

Let’s chat about your project

(415) 252-1300
[email protected]


Photograph by Oliver Leach

Type “C” Photographic Prints

The Polielettronica LaserLab is a state of the art silver-halide photographic printer and processor. It exposes your image onto photo paper and processes it in precisely calibrated chemistry. The richness, sharpness, saturation and depth of this process continues to be unequaled by other printing methods.

Fuji Crystal Archive Paper

This professional photographic (light-sensitive) paper is designed for use in fine art, exhibitions, portfolios, advertising, and other high-quality photo applications.

Fuji Crystal Archive delivers rich tonal gradation, superb colors and pure whites with exceptional sharpness and lasting permanence, for archival use and for family pictures and photo-albums.

We print on both matte and glossy Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper.

“I am regularly amazed by how wonderful my work looks.”

~ John W.

Photograph by Jean Hurley

Web-ready files via email

A 72 dpi web-quality version of all custom photographic prints will be e-mailed to you, upon request. These files are the perfect size for sharing on Facebook, Instagram, or email.

Scanning is included with Custom Printing

If you have a film, transparency or printed original, we will scan it and work from that original file.

Our Mission Dolores Park location is open by appointment only

Our friendly staff loves to share their expertise and experience. Come in, load up your photos on a Mac workstation, sip on an organic espresso or tea, and let us help you create the perfect print.

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(415) 252-1300
[email protected]

Monday: 10 – 6
Tuesday: 10 -7
Wednesday: 10 – 6

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