Inkjet Printing

Inkjet or Giclée printing uses premium pigments for fine art and photographic image production. Darkstar offers a wide range of substrates for printing, ranging from economy stocks through to premium photographic, fine art papers and some fabrics. Printing with Epson’s Ultra Chrome HD inks, colour and black and white prints can be achieved with a high standard of tonal and colour accuracy, they also produce great graphic design prints with smooth gradients and continuous tone. Ultra Chrome ink offers excellent archival qualities for fine art printing, see http://www.wilhelm-research.com/.  We offer a large range of papers and substrates from quality providers like the Ilford, Canson and Hahnemühle.

PRICING

 

ECONOMY MATTE PAPERSA4 A3 A3+ A2A1A0
Matte poster stock 180gsm$25.00 $45.00 $90.00
Epson Enhanced Matte$9.00$14.00$18.00$30.00$60.00$120.00
News Print$9.00$14.00$18.00$25.00$45.00
ECONOMY PHOTO PAPERA4A3A3+A2A1A0
Satin$35.00$55.00$110.00
Semi Gloss$35.00$55.00$110.00
GALLERY PHOTO PAPERSA4A3A3+A2A1A0
Ilford Pearl 310gsm$11.00 $22.00 $26.00 $42.00 $80.00 $160.00
Iford Gloss 310gsm$11.00 $22.00 $26.00 $42.00 $80.00 $160.00
Ilford High Gloss 215gsm$12.00$24.00$28.00$44.00$86.00$172.00
Ilford Metallic Pearl$12.00$24.00$28.00$44.00$86.00$172.00
Metallic Bright White $12.00$24.00$28.00$44.00$86.00$172.00
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk 310gsm$13.00 $25.00$30.00$50.00$110.00$220.00
Ilford Gold Fibre Gloss 310gsm$13.00$25.00$30.00$50.00$110.00$220.00
Ilford Gold Mono Silk 270gsm$13.00$25.00$30.00$50.00$110.00$220.00
Canson Platine Fibre Rag$13.00$25.00$30.00$50.00$110.00$220.00
RAG PAPERSA4A3A3+A2A1A0
Gamut Art cold press rough texture*$11.00$22.00$42.00 $80.00$160.00
Gamut Art Decor etching*$11.00$22.00$42.00 $80.00$160.00
Gamut Art soft white cotton paper 280 gsm*$11.00$22.00$42.00 $80.00$160.00
Gamut Art smooth cotton high white 315gsm*$11.00$22.00$42.00 $80.00$160.00
Ilford Fine Art Texture 220gsm$11.00$22.00$26.00 $42.00 $80.00$160.00
Ilford Fine Art Smooth 220gsm$11.00$22.00$26.00 $42.00 $80.00$160.00
Ilford Smooth Cotton Rag 310gsm$13.00$25.00$30.00$50.00$110.00$220.00
Ilford Textured Cotton Rag 310gsm$13.00$25.00$30.00$50.00$110.00$220.00
Canson Edition Etch Rag 310gsm$13.00$25.00$30.00$50.00$110.00$220.00
Canson Photographique Rag 310gsm$13.00$25.00$30.00$50.00$110.00$220.00
Canson Aquarelle Rag 310gsm$13.00$25.00$30.00$50.00$110.00$220.00
Canson Museum Rag 315gsm$13.00$25.00$30.00$50.00$110.00$220.00
HAHNEMÜHLE Rice Paper 100gsm$13.00$25.00$30.00$50.00$110.00$220.00
Ilford Washi Torinoko 110gsm$13.00$25.00$30.00$50.00$110.00$220.00
Canson BFK rives $15.00$30.00$36.00 $60.00 $130.00 $260.00
DOUBLE SIDED PAPERsA4A3A3+A2A1A0
Ilford Premium Matte Duo 310gsm
Ilford Premium Matte Duo 200gsm
Canson Photographique Rag Duo 220gsm$32:00
Ilford Semi Gloss Duo 250gsm,$32:00
Ilford Fine Art Smooth Duo 220gsm
Ilford Fine Art Texture Duo 220gsm
CANVAS /FABRIC/BANNERA4A3A3+A2A1A0
Polyester$18.00$28.00$34.00$42.00 $80.00$150.00
Gorgette$25.00$36.00$40.00$60.00$120.00$240.00
Fresco Canvas$20.00$30.00$30.00$50.00$100.00$200.00
Premium Matte Canvas$25.00$36.00$40.00$60.00$120.00$240.00
OTHER STOCK A4A3A3+A2A1
Backlit film$18.00$28.00$34.00$42.00$80.00$160.00
Self Adhesive Polypropylene$18.00$28.00$34.00$42.00$80.00$160.00
Self Adhesive Polypropylene$20.00$30.00$36.00$44.00$86.00$172.00

Print Consultations: $88.oo per hour fee, charged in 10 minute increments.
Digital Editing: $88.00 per hour, charged in 10 minute increments.

PAPER STOCKS

 

Gallery Photographic Papers

Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl is a high quality pearl finish paper giving images a wide colour gamut, excellent D-Max and image sharpness. Offering the trusted quality of Ilford photographic papers. 310 gsm
Ilford Galerie Gloss is a high quality gloss finished paper giving images a wide colour gamut, excellent D-Max and image sharpness.Offering the trusted quality of Ilford photographic papers. 310 gsm
Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk looks and feels like a  baryta firbre based photographic paper which replicates the unique look of a traditional silver Halide photo paper. This paper gives a high tonal range and has excellent archival properties. It is a versatile paper for colour printing and is a great paper to re-create a traditional black and white photographic print. 310gsm
Ilford Galerie Gold Mono Silk is a true black and white paper. Allowing you to achieve stunning black and white images reminiscent of a darkroom print. Ilford has created a paper that utilizes the latest inkjet technology to  gives the black and white photographers the true capacity to work with deep rich blacks and bright whites of traditional black and white printing. High D-Max and low D-Min. 207gsm
Centurion Metalic Pearl Paper provides a finish similar to silver halide metallic photo papers, and offers exceptional image clarity, and brilliant colour reproduction with a high gloss metallic finish’. 255gsm
Canson Platine Fibre Rag Paper is a 100% cotton rag paper that offers aesthetic look and feel of an F-Type Baryta Fibre paper. It has an extremly high  Dmax and great grey tones while maintain the exceptional archival qualities that canson papers are known for. 310gsm

Fine Art Papers

Gamut Art – Cold press rough texture paper is a 100% cotton rag paper with the finish of a traditional cold press rough textured paper. 315gsm
Gamut Art – Decor etching paper is a 100% cotton rag paper with the finish of a traditional etching paper. 210gsm
Gamut Art – Soft white cotton paper is a 100% cotton rag paper with a smooth finish with a light texture. 280gsm
Gamut Art -Smooth cotton high white is a 100% cotton rag paper with a smooth finish. 315gsm
Canson Arches Aquarelle Rag is a genuine 100% cotton rag watercolour paper holding all the traditional qualities of a fine art water colour paper. Its surface is texture and in a warm white tone. This paper complies with the highest archival standards. 310gsm
Canson Rag Photographique another genuine 100%cotton rag paper from Canson offers and exceptionally smooth white tone and smooth surface perfect for fine art and photographic printing and as characteristic to Canson papers complies with the highest archival standards. 310gsm
Canson Edition Etching Rag offers a pure white tone and the slight grain of a traditional etching and printmaking paper and is also 100% cotton rag paper that complies with the highest archival standards. 310gsm
Canson Museum Rag another genuine 100%cotton rag paper from Canson has a unique fine grained smooth surface with a pure white tone. Traditionally used for Lithographies, intaglio etchings, engravings and collotypes. 315gsm
Canson BFK rives is Canson’s most well known  traditional printmaking paper with a history spanning over 500 years. Its specific smooth and velvety texture is highly recognisable and associated with premium museum paper standards.
Rice Paper This Hahnemuhle stock is a white 100% α-cellulose, laid finished archival Rice Paper which is perfect for replicating Asian ink drawings. 100gsm

Canvas/Fabric/Banner Stock

UniFab is a inkjet coated polyester fabric perfect for banners and posters that need to be used more than once and traveled with. 150gsm
Gorgette is a synthetic light weave sheer fabric coated for inkjet printing with unique quality of creating a translucent print, great laying or allowing light through.
Fresco Canvas is natural weaved canvas with an off-white natural tone to it.
Premium Matte Canvas is cotton polyester blend with a uniform finish. 405gsm

Other Stock

Backlit Film is a matte front print opaque white film design for light boxes.
Self Adhesive Polypropylene is a permanent pressure sensitive adhesive media for indoor and outdoor use.
PhotoTex is an adhesive re-positional polyester fabric that can be installed on virtually any flat surface (indoor and out) in any weather condition and then removed and reused many times over. Photo Tex adhesive will not leave a sticky residue on any surface when removed can be pulled apart if it folds over during installation.

 

 

 

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