Prints

C-Type Photographic Prints

Modernized darkroom-style prints

Design Yours

Starts from $0.78

The DETAILS
Back Printing

In classic photo printing fashion, these prints have what's called "back printing." The back side of each photo print has a watermarked pattern with the manufacturers' name, as well as the product's metadata: Item Number, Studio Name, Filename, Year, and Copyright.

File Format & Resolution

Prep your work for printing by saving a high-quality JPEG for uploading. All files must be tagged with a color profile, ideally AdobeRGB or P3, but anything in the RGB colorspace will work. We do not support embedding any other colorspaces (like CMYK). We’re currently unable to accept TIFF, PSD, PDF or RAW files for printing.


We print most products at 300 DPI or higher, so in general we recommend uploading the highest resolution file you have and we can take care of resizing your image to accommodate the final print size. In most situations we don’t recommend using tools like Photoshop to artificially scale up your file to add extra pixels that weren’t in the original capture.

A pillar of professional photo printing, Chromogenic Prints give a RICHNESS and DEPTH to your images.

Why we like it

Great for Gifts

Like your mom always said, “sharing is caring.”

Great for Small Spaces

A memorable product that doesn’t require a lot of space.

Lots of Size Options

Extra flexibility to get the exact size you’re looking for.

Our Mission

Top of the Line Products for your Creative Vision.

Trusted by the Pros

80,000 creative professionals all of the country use our products to showcase their brilliant work.

Made in Minnesota

We make every single product at our Twin Cities headquarters

Curated Craftsmanship

We carefully select and test each of our high quality products to ensure they'll stand the test of time.

Excellent Customer Service

No chat bots here. Just real, friendly people with decades of printing experience and industry knowledge.

Traditional Photographic

Often known as Chromogenic Printing, this process is a nod to the classic darkroom-style print method that you might already be familiar with.

Great For

Studio Photography

Black + White Photography

Vibrant Colors

Nature

Vintage Photography

When to choose Traditional Photographic Printing

Photographic Printing is mainly for just that - photos. It’s great for imagery that puts an emphasis on contrast between highlights and shadows. There’s a richness to Photographic Printing that gives the image depth, and can create really bold color if that’s what you’re aiming for.

Our Traditional Photographic Options

Fuji Lustre
Fuji Deep Matte
Kodak Metallic

Vibrant and sharp with vivid colors, brilliant whites, and rich blacks. Semi-gloss finish will show a small sheen, but not a full gloss.

Finish

Slight Sheen

Paper Tone

Bright White

Texture

Smooth

Slightly subdued colors and an ultra smooth surface create an elegant, dreamy feeling.

Finish

Non-Reflective

Paper Tone

White

Texture

Smooth

Ultra rich colors set on a silvery base come alive when the light hits this paper. Hints slightly warmer which flatters skin tones.

Finish

High Gloss

Paper Tone

Hint of Silver

Texture

Smooth

The Traditional Photographic Process

The key to this process is the paper itself, which is treated with a mixture of light-sensitive silver crystals (pretty cool, right). Our printers project your image onto the treated paper causing the silver halide mixture to form your image. For color images, three layers of cyan, magenta, and yellow combine to form a brilliant, full-color print.

This process is extremely accurate and reliable, which is why it’s often associated with higher-end professional printing services. Chromogenic Prints should hold their original quality for 60 years in normal lighting conditions. As a bonus, because the image is essentially baked into the paper itself, these prints are both scratch and water resistant.