Lab / Services

Museum-quality printing, scanning and retouching for artists living anywhere.

Light Work has been supporting artists since 1972, and we have been providing printing and scanning services for over 25 years. Our lab has been on the forefront of printing and scanning technology since our first Amiga computer in 1989. As technology comes and goes we keep our focus on our mission: to provide for emerging and underrepresented artists. We do this by listening to artists, working collaboratively and creating detailed high quality work.

Reach out for a quote today:
services@lightwork.org
315-443-5110

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Specs for Success:
  • Color space: Adobe RGB 1998
  • File resolution: 300+ dpi
  • Image size: Final print size, including any white borders
  • File format: TIF, PSD, PSB, JPG, PDF, AI, EPS
  • Fonts: Package all fonts with your file
  • 2Gb Per File upload limit

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Light Work
℅ Services
316 Waverly Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210

Printing

Our services team works hands on with our clients to make high quality inkjet prints on premium fiber or photo-weight papers using our state of the art Epson and Canon Printers. We have printed for clients around the world.

Stocked Papers (up to 60″ width if available)

Premium Fiber Papers:
Canson Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm
Canson Edition Etching Rag 310gsm
Canson Baryta Photographique 310gsm
Canson Rag Photographique 310gsm

Photo Weight Papers:
Epson Premium Luster 260gsm
Lexjet E-Satin 300gsm
Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre 200gsm

Pricing:
We price by square inch. See below along with some common sizes to help you estimate cost.

$0.14 / sq. in Premium
$0.10 / sq. in Photo Weight
$0.08 / sq. in Client Provided
$0.05 / sq. in Proofing Printer (up to 24″)

Premium Fiber
$0.14 / sq. in.
Photo Weight
$0.10 / sq. in
Client Provided
$0.08 / sq. in
Proofing Printer
$0.05 / sq. in
8 x 10 in $11.20 $8.00 $6.40 $3.20
11 x 14 in $21.56 $15.40 $12.96 $7.70
11 x 17 in $26.18 $18.70 $14.96 $9.35
16 x 20 in $44.80 $32.00 $25.60 $16.00
20 x 24 in $67.20 $48.00 $38.40 $24.00
20 x 30 in $84.00 $60.00 $48.00 X
30 x 40 in $168.00 $120.00 $96.00 X
40 x 50 in $280.00 $200.00 $160.00 X
50 x 60 in $420.00 $300.00 $240.00 X

2+ prints of the same image receive 20% discount.

A note on our proofing printer. This is a great print option for contact sheets, images to edit with or a way to experiment. We cannot guarantee the quality of the prints and they are sold as is. This would not be a great option for exhibition printing.


Scanning

We have two film scanning options. We use both a Hasselblad Flextight X1 and Howtek Drum scanner. We can also scan prints up to 11 x 17 inches on our Epson 11000xl.

Pricing:

Raw Flextight Scan (3F) $8.00
Flextight Scan + Inversion $15.00
Drum Scan $65.00
Flatbed Scans $5.00

We offer discounts on scanning jobs with over 10 negatives


Editing/Retouching/Spotting

We are extremely skilled photo editors and retouchers. We have worked with a wide variety of photo work; from simple dust-busting, to advanced color-matching and complex compositing. We work with artists to refine color correction and to preserve as much detail as possible. We offer pre-press work for books and image organization.

Pricing:
All image editing is $50 per hour.


Turn-around Time and Shipping
Turn-around times are generally 72 hours, however large jobs may be longer. Please let us know your timeline. We charge for shipping material and handling. Shipping is billed at cost or by providing a UPS or FedEx account number.

 

Selected Clients

Sam Van Aken
Ryan Arthurs
Shimon Attie
George Awde
Robert Benjamin
Eric Bessel
Yvonne Buchanan
Scott Conarroe
Matthew Connors
Jen Davis
Doug Dubois
Jess Dugan
Matt Eich
Amy Elkins
Gerard Gaskin
George Gittoes
Tony Gleaton
John Gossage
Eric Gottesman
Lonnie Graham
Laura Heyman
Thilde Jensen
Julieve Jubin
Max Kandhola
Shane Lavalette
Jason Lazarus
Dani Leventhal
Sara Macel
Adam Magyar
Rose Marcus
Aspen Mays
Raymond Meeks
Cecil McDonald
Suzanne Opton
Christian Patterson
Dana Popa
Irina Rozovsky
Daniel Shea
Valerio Spada
Zoe Strauss
Ofer Wolberger
Susan Worsham
Carrie Mae Weems
Gesche Wuerfel
D’Angelo Williams
Deborah Willis

By doing business with Light Work Lab the client agrees to the following terms and conditions.

Limit of Liability

While we are extremely careful in safekeeping and handling all film, prints, digital files, and client art, submitting these materials to us constitutes an agreement by the client that any damage or loss by Light Work Lab or anyone working for or at our establishment, will entitle the client only to the replacement of a like amount of film, paper, or material used in the production of the original.

The client must pick up originals upon completion of the work. The client is responsible for return shipping of work. We are not responsible for any work left in house for more than thirty days.

Invoicing and Payment

Invoices that include variable work such as hour-based labor may not represent an original job-quote or estimate due to unforeseen factors or changes in the job requested by the client.

All large jobs over $2,000 require pre-payment of 50% in advance of the start of the job. We accept personal or business checks, Mastercard, Visa, Cash, and money orders. Clients will be invoiced upon completion of services and/or shipment of materials. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice.

Light Work Lab requires 100% of all materials including files, paper, and negatives by the agreed upon starting date of the job if a specific deadline is discussed. In the instance a client provides the material late to the lab and still requires the lab to meet the initial deadline, a rush fee of 20-50% using the lab’s discretion will be applied to the total of the job.