Acetate separations are dense black and can be used in printmaking to produce quality screens or plates.
Images should be provided scaled, bitmapped if necessary for tone, and saved as a (.Tiff) or Photoshop GREYSCALE or BITMAP files . Multiple images should be laid out in one long file at scale, ( with each seperation pointing in the same direction) either 60cm or 110cm wide If you prepare your files before sending them to us, we can process and print them more quickly.
For ready-to-print files, we charge per centimetre based on the following rate. Our standard acetate is slightly milky but exposes as clear for silkscreen, litho and photo-etching and toyobo.
We can also print in colour on acetate, please contact us to discuss your needs and we can quote you. Files should be in RGB Adobe 1998 profile. Save a scaled and flattened version of the file (without layers) preferably as Tiff or Photoshop file.
Colour Acetate: 42" wide (106cm) £47/m (currently re-ordering, price tbc)
If you require advice with your artwork it is possible to book time for set up and assistance. Prices start at £10.00. This may cost more, depending on the time spent assisting with file prep.
The cotton rag artists papers we use are Arches Velin Museum Rag, Somerset Enhanced Satin and Hahnemühle Photorag. For photographic finish works we stock Canson Photosatin which has a slightly pearled luster finish and we also stock a full glossy paper for high sheen finish works.
We charge per centimetre so we can print any length. Prices shown are per metre as a guide.
61cm wide rolls:
110cm wide rolls:
Typical A sizes for paper prints:
Members of Edinburgh Printmakers receive a further 20% on these prices.
Royal Mail delivery:
Colour files should be in RGB Adobe 1998 profile. Save a scaled and flattened version of the file (without layers) preferably as Tiff or Photoshop file.
Multiple images (incl. multiples of the same image) should be sent to us laid out in one long file at scale, either 60cm or 110cm wide depending on your choice of paper. If you prepare your files before sending them to us, we can process and print them more quickly.
Upload your image to us using the link at the bottom of this page. Once we have received your file, we will check it and confirm the final cost with you by email. You then phone to pay by card and then, once we have received payment, we will print and post the tube to you or you can collect it from us.
Multiple images, or multiple versions of the same image, should be combined into one large file, ready to print onto either 60 cm or 110 cm wide rolls.
We can advise on timescale when you place your order. We receive files Thursday-Saturday. Where possible we aim to print the same day we receive payment and usually within the week however when we have high demand this may take longer. If you have a tight deadline we may be able to provide you with an express service subject to availability/workload. There is usually an extra charge for express service.