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An introduction of the Opus Downtown Digital Printing Service with Lindsey

Lindsey from Opus Downtown introduces the Digital Printing Service, what we offer, how to bring in your files and what we print on in this informative video.


Great video! Looking forward to trying it out.

I have watched your video about the printing service three times, I am interested, but am frustrated because the sound is not good, and the ladies speak too fast. Apparently the microphone is too far away until there is a close-up, when the sound improves.

It seems to be now that young people speak far too fast with very little expression in the voices and hardly any space between words, which makes it difficult for the older ear to understand.

If they do it again, please ask them to speak clearly.

I totally agree with this as the sound quality is poor - it echoes and the content is lost because of speaking too quickly which everyone, including newscasters, seem to do nowadays.I was very disappointed but will try to come in and hear more about the procedure.

Thanks for this video, it helped me a ton! Will be coming down soon to get my illustrations printed...EXCITED!

can you just get your photo enlarged without adding to it?

If you are referring to having your photo printed onto canvas without stretcher bars, yes you can. You have the option of keeping your canvas print as is or you can have it stretched onto 3/4” or 1-1/2" stretcher bars. If you haven't already, check out the Fine Art Digital Printing at Opus page http://www.opusframing.com/services/fine-art-digital-printing-opus for further information!

Where in town can I have a digital copy made for a canvas painting (multiple colours)that needs to be scanned on a flat bed scanner? I am interested in your service because you offer variety and it sounds as though your prints are very high quality.

Also, what do you charge per print? Is there a volume discount? Where can I find this information?

Hi Renee, Many of our customers use PacBlue to scan their artwork so that may be a good place to start your search. You can find more information at their website: http://www.pacblueprinting.com/scanning_and_imaging.php

Pricing per print can be found on our Digital Printing Prices pdf. Our bulk pricing for orders of the same image printed at the same size can also be found on the pdf: http://www.opusframing.com/sites/default/files/opus_digital_printing_pri...

Thanks for your questions!

This service looks GREAT - I have a question about digital file preparation. All files going to print should be in CMYK form as RGB is screen resolution (intended for web only). Could you please explain why you ask for the digital files in RGB mode?
Thanks a lot for your time.

Hi Jenn.
Great question! I will do my best to answer it.
When we are are viewing files, we are working with Photoshop and our colour working space is Adobe RGB (1998) which is fairly standard in the Fine Art image making world. We then are using custom built ICC profiles which further corrects the viewing so that we can accurately soft proof the image based on the surface we will be printing on. Finally, Fine Art Printers work on an RGB basis, (whereas Offset Printers work in CMYK), and the colour information gets "translated" into CMYK which is the actual ink output when it starts the physical print.
I hope this makes sense and answers your question. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Thanks for answering my previous question, J-Ray! I intend to use this service ASAP, but I haven't received any response to my emails from either the printing department or Opus' general info email address these past couple weeks - please let me know the best email address to direct my questions to.

***Question regarding printing on stretched canvas: I would like to have colour extend around all four sides of the frame, rather than leave the canvas uncoloured on the sides. I would like to know if the 24 x 36" surface area includes the bleed (the .75" or 1.5" wrap along all four sides) in which case the actual surface area of the stretched canvas would be 22.5 x 34.5" OR are the sides of the piece considered bleeds, in which case I should set up my file to print an area of 25.5 x 37.5"?

Thank you very much for your continued help,

I should clarify that the measurements I used as examples were referencing a .75" stretcher =)

Hi Jenn, I've been told that you were contacted by our printing department so your questions have been answered. All questions about printing can be sent to info@opusframing.com

We are opening printing services across several locations, and this way your emails will be directed to the right person. Great questions - thank you for asking!

What type of printer does Opus use for custom digital printing and is it possible to get a spec sheet for the Opus roll watercolour hot/cold press papers?