What is a Lambda Printer?
The best-of-class Lambda is a digital enlarger that uses pure
red, green and blue laser beams in combination to expose Silver Halide photographic prints up to 50" wide
by any length.
paper surfaces do we offer?
We offer Luster, Gloss, Semi-matte and Metallic
All are considered archival.
Film Cropping Guide for
Frequently you find that the shape (proportions) of the film you have does not
match the shape (proportions) of the print size you would like. To fit the image
to the paper, we have two choices: 1.) print the entire image and have different
borders on two sides of the print, or 2.) crop off part of the image to make
it's shape match the shape of the paper size you've chosen.Printing the entire image is called "full frame printing" because the
image itself is printed without cropping.
print Black & White images on these color papers?
Yes. To a digital
imaging system, a black & white image is simply a monochrome (all gray)
image. Even gray has a subtle color-tone, though, that may be neutral,
warm or cold gray.
files for Lambda-Direct prints
for Lambda-Direct prints are imaged "as
received" with no adjustments. We accept tiff and JPEG files.
predictable results, you must be using full color-management with Photoshop and an accurately profiled monitor using one of our printer profiles for
soft-proofing. These are basic tools required for preparing files for this service and we cannot be responsible for poor results if your
system is not fully compliant. Sources of good information on monitor profiling
and colorimeters are
X-Rite , Colorvision
and Dry Creek Photo.
should be saved at 200 ppi at the final image size you need, saved in
a standard color space, like Adobe1998 RGB, ColorMatch RGB, sRGB, ProPhoto RGB or CMYK (swop2)
and tagged accordingly.
convert your files to our printer profiles and do not tag your files with our
printer profiles. Use our printer profiles only for soft-proofing, then
save your file in one of the standard color spaces.
What's the benefit of ICC-profiled color
The Lambda is extremely consistent day-to-day so you can fine-tune your color adjustments based on
its output. Good
color management requires patience and experience to set-up and learn but
the benefit is predictable, high-quality and economical prints.