Photo Printing

When you need quality photo printing in Lethbridge to make your digital images look the best they can. We are the choice! I print for all types of photographers – from individuals and families, to professional photographers, photo studios, businesses, industry, – ANYONE that needs a quality print I can help. I include friendly helpful service at no additional charge! No longer do you have to settle for poor quality department or drug store prints!

Many places can print your images, most at least get them close to right, if not the first time maybe the fourth or fifth time.

At Paterson Photography I have been running a photography printing lab for years.  Starting with Black & White darkrooms, to our fully automated color system, to our state of the art wide format system I can look after your printing needs. In addition I am fully color trained!  I print for many very picky customers. I am one of them so I know what you expect. 

Most lab staff do not even take pictures so they are guessing at colors, density and finishing.

I also offer features that pros want and need.  From test strips, to archiving files, to matched prints I look after all the work for you.

Professional photo printing
Professional prints you will be proud to display on your walls!

Years of experience

With over 31 years of traditional photographic printing experience. I offer the newest state of the art printers available to the photography printing industry.  Today I print for companies all over western Canada, from graphic designers, lawyers, businesses, photography studios, photographers to manufacturers and architects.

Used by some of the top print houses, museums and fine art collectors my printers are designed to give you the best image available on an assortment of media.  From traditional luster, matte, semi matte, or high gloss photo paper, fine art paper or top of the line canvas paper I offer a media to meet your requirements.


Some of the places that use, or display prints, made from the same printers that we use


The Metropolitan Museum (New York)
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
The Los Angeles County Museum
Zimmerli Museum of Art-Rutgers University
The British Museum
National Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The New York Public Library
San Francisco Museum of Art
The Corcoran Gallery
Laguna Museum of Art
The Washington Post Collection

Digital darkroom

I offer giclee photo printing using a variety of media, large and small format printing, retouching, scanning, laminating and mounting – professional service at reasonable prices available in Lethbridge.

Watch a video about my printing.

Bringing in your files

When you want your prints the best they can be you can get your images to us in a number of ways.

1- Bring your images into the studio on a camera card, USB stick, CD or DVD
2- Email your images to us at mike@firstchoicephoto.ca
3 – Upload your images to Dropbox and then share with us at mike@firstchoicephoto.ca

Professional printing in Lethbridge at prices that you will love!
Don’t settle for cheap drugstore or discount prints – show your work the way it should be!

Lethbridge photo printing and picture framing
Photo printing and on site framing, one stop does it all

Equipment

Our printing department uses four of Epson’s best printers – Our state-of-the-art 24” wide format printer using Chromatic ink features 7-color (CcMmYKk) variable droplet Micro Piezo DX3 drop-on-demand ink jet technology with 180 nozzles x 5 per color print head and 180 nozzles for the monochrome head. Or our industry leading 44″ Epson printer that uses 11 colors to render the best possible colors using luster, pearl, semi matte, gloss and canvas media that will set your work apart from all others! NOW we also have two smaller printer to handle 4×6, 5×7 and photo cards!

Assortment of media

I print on a wide range of substrates. From matte, semi matte, pearl, luster, gloss, metallic, canvas, exhibition fiber or fine art paper. I also print on professional roll as well as cut sheet media for photographic, proofing, fine art, and signage applications. Maximum size is 44″ by 100″.

Possibilities truly are endless.

Prices vary depending on size and finish.  Take a look at our price list or give me a call to get a quote on your project.

Are you looking for a quality canvas print?  I offer canvas prints either traditional or full wrap. I also use a special UV inhibitor applied after printing to protect your canvas prints for years

A step above

Many places can print your images. Some may get them close. If not the first time maybe the fourth or fifth time.

At Paterson Photography I have been printing for years.  Starting with Black & White darkrooms. Then a fully automated color system. To my state of the art wide format system. I can look after your printing needs, plus I am color trained I print for many very picky customers. I am one of them so I know what is expected.  Most lab staff at other places do not even take pictures so they are guessing at colors, density and finishing.

Our benefits

I offer features that pros want and need.  From test strips, to archiving files, to matched prints I look after all the work for you

Below are a few items that I offer to help make your prints more vibrant and your life easier. 

This is what sets me apart from other printers;

Test Strips – How many times have you wished that the print color was changed just a little.  At other labs they tell you that they can do it “If you buy another print”.  Then just when you get it close they change operators, or supplies, and you have to start all over.  I offer test strips for your approval if needed.  Bring in your file and I can run off as many color matched tests as you like.  Once the color is to your liking I save the adjusted image.

Monitor Proofing – When you bring in files to be printed you can check the image on my color corrected monitors.  I can then adjust the colors while you are waiting so you can see what your prints will look like.

Going that extra mile

Color Adjusting, Burning, Dodging – If you have files that need to be tweaked a little more I can help. NO PROBLEM. 

File Archiving – Need prints done regularly from certain files?  I can archive the file on our system. Then all you need to do is to call with the sizes and the quantities.  Plus, you know the colors will be the same as all the other work as we save your color preferences.

Color Matching – One of the biggest problem photographers face is the fact that they never get the same color on two different print sizes.  Sometimes the difference is night and day.  All my prints from wallets to 44×100 prints will look the same, same color, same density.  Try this at other labs!

Unlike the others

Turn Around Time – everything is printed in house at our Lethbridge office.  Work can be done sometimes in as little as one hour for basic printing. The same week for coated canvas prints. Rushes may be available.

Archival – Our printing is rated by independent test labs at an average of 100 years