We understand that every artist has their own aesthetic. We collaborate with you in achieving the optimal print you have in mind. The more you can tell us, the better.
Different from high-volume print shops, redlab is a small, highly specialized custom print studio. We maintain sharp focus throughout the process and handle your images as our own.
A colour and gray managed print studio, redlab employs tools and technology ensuring precise control over how the inks go to paper and how the prints would be seen in different lighting.
We use materials of excellent permanence. Handled properly, the prints would last a lifetime.
COLOR AND GRAY MANAGED
CUSTOM-MADE ICC PROFILE FOR COLOR WORK AND A DEDICATED BLACK AND WHITE RIP FOR OPTIMUM PRINT OUTPUT
DISTANCE IS A THING OF THE PAST. OUR CLIENTS ARE SPREAD OUT ACROSS THE GLOBE.
OPERATES IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT AND EMPLOYS ADVANCED TOOLS FOR MEASUREMENT AND CONSISTENCY
WE ARE A TECCO CERTIED PRINT CENTRE.
How does it work
It’s simple. Prepare your file and send them over. We’ll contact you if we see some concern with your file and let you know when it’s done.
We have prepared a “how-to” at the end of this page. You can download it. If you’re already finished with your edits, I suggest to go to page 6 for the sending of files.
Who do you work for
All applause should be for the artist, not the person who printed the work. We believe that we do not work for anyone; we work with someone. We collaborate with artists, other custom printers and industry leaders in meeting their requirements. And as a fellow image-maker, we understand how complicated we can sometimes be. We eat meticulous for breakfast.
In a nutshell, we work with people whom we share the same values – people that maintains a high regard for their work.
How big can you print
We can go 44 inches wide with a length of more than 100 inches. BUT! this would depend on your image. Unless we have reached an agreement, we will not print your image if it’s of inferior quality to your target size.
Can you ship my prints
Yes. Definitely we can. Your prints will be mailed in a rigid tube.
We use only reliable shipping companies such as DHL and UPS. For local shipments, we use LBC. We will keep tabs on the shipment and keep you informed. We know how valuable your work is to you. We will replace any damaged prints during shipping. Let us know soon as you know.
Shipping cost and materials for shipping are excluded.
Can you frame my work
Unfortunately we still do not have the capability. Not yet.
Framing an artwork requires another set of skill. We choose to focus on our strength. However, we work closely with a framer that respects our work. We can assist you if the need arises.
What do you use
We only use paper that we have a personally used and deemed worthy.
We use paper and inks with excellent permanence. Cotton paper and pigment inks. We are a Tecco Certified Printer Partner (disclosure) but we can use any brand of paper from Epson, Ilford, Hahnemule or Awagami (depending on stock availability)
If you have a body of work that requires to be on a specific paper, let us know.
For colored work, we use custom made ICC profiles to ensure saturated colors and overall color response. For Black and White; a dedicated RIP with linearised gray curves giving extreme control on toning, density and blending for the B&W process. These print paths ensure superior quality.
The entire lab is lit with an ISO standard lighting used for photographic viewing.