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  Load film cameras in subdued light, IF in full sun, use your own shadow. Return film to film can when exposed.  

Make sure your horizon is horizontal! There's nothing worse than looking at a breathtaking shot with a horizon tilting to one side. Tripods with built-in levels are very handy for crucial shots.


Get very close to details in your subject. For example architectural or structural detail. This subject isolation can sometimes be more informative than the whole, complete subject.

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Canvas Printing & Custom Large Format (Giclée) Printing Service
GPC Labworks - Ottawa, Canada

One of the most gratifying experiences you can have is to view your own photograph, in a high quality large format print, on the wall of your own home. Better yet that you will pass it on to your grand-children.

Inkjet technology has improved dramatically in recent years and can produce very fine archival large format prints that last for decades. GPC LabWorks uses the Epson Stylus 9600 and the new Canon imagePROGRAF W8400. We offer scan and print pricing starting at very affordable prices.

The stunning quality of the Epson Stylus 9600 sets the standard in archival, photographic quality inkjet prints in prints up to 42” wide. It uses the unrivalled quality of Epson’s own Ultrachrome K3 inks to achieve a full colour gamut and tonal range in very satisfying prints.

We also use the new Canon imagePROGRAF W8400 producing exceptional quality output in widths up to 42”. Canon’s research guarantees lightfastness in prints under glass for up to 70 years.

Both of these printers will produce large format prints in colour or black & white.

A wide variety of media is available for applications including photographs and fine art reproduction on canvas, ultrasmooth, somerset velvet and photorag papers.

This is also important to the Photo Restoration work that GPC Labworks does. When we reproduce your photographs, whether for yourself or as gifts to your friends or family, these images are of the highest quality available. Images that will contribute to your family heritage, now and for the future.

These prints are suitable for any purpose where long term archival quality is needed.

Inkjet printing offers a safer environmental option because no chemicals are disposed of in the process of printing.

Canvas Printing

Your photograph or painting is printed on canvas which is then stretched around a wooden frame rendering an image which has a contemporary look for a beautiful display in your home.

Canvas prints with a gallery wrap creates a 3d look which is appropriate for every kind of photography including portraits, landscapes and wedding photos.

PremierArt™ Water Resistant Canvas

Printing on 24" and 44" rolls


  • Water Resistant for increased durability
  • Highest resolution canvas for outstanding reproduction
  • Glossy surface
  • Unique texture for true artist look
  • Poly/cotton blend
  • Instant drying microporous coating
  • Stretchable for framing
  • Whether the application is photographic portraiture or fine art reproduction, PremierArt™ Water Resistant Canvas for Epson will satisfy even the most demanding professional by providing both the finest image quality as well as a vehicle for enhanced artistic creativity. Made from a durable blend of 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton, this unique heavyweight, quality canvas utilizes a tight weave that is ideal for photographic and fine art reproductions. It offers a high resolution coating that is pliable enough to withstand stretching without sagging, and displays a subtle texture for a true artistic look and feel. Combined with incredible color reproduction, PremierArt™ Water Resistant Canvas for Epson provides a high gloss finish, instant dry versatility, and water resistance to allow for all applications that require the highest image quality and an archival display life.

    Made by Premier Imaging Products, Inc. for Epson America, Inc. Since all dyes, pigments and paper change over time, neither Premier nor Epson warrants this product against color changes and fading. Premier's and Epson's liability for any defects in manufacturing and packaging is limited to the replacement cost of this product. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Epson is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PremierArt is a trademark of Premier Imaging Products, Inc. © 2003 Epson America, Inc.

    Economy Printing

    Premium Semimatte Photo Paper

    Printing on 24" rolls


  • Highest color gamut available for vivid color reproduction
  • RC paper base for actual photo prints
  • Enhanced 2880 dpi printing for the highest quality output
  • Dries instantly for easy handling with Epson inks
  • Compatible with dye, EPSON Archival™ and UltraChrome™ Ink
  • 10 mil thickness for a durable photographic feel
  • EPSON Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (260) offers professional photographers and graphic artists an additional option in resin coated photographic paper. Highly saturated, high resolution images can now be displayed on an elegant, understated semimatte finish that minimizes glare, while maximizing presentation quality. Its 10 mil thickness and extremely wide color gamut will make this paper a favorite among discerning professionals, while its instant drying and non-cockling characteristics make use, handling, and display of finished output trouble-free. It creates highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and a high D-Max for true photographic reproductions.

    Like all of Epson's innovative media, this paper is engineered to give you the highest resolution and color saturation possible. As always, EPSON supplies guarantee EPSON quality.

    Custom Printing

    Somerset® Velvet Fine Art Paper

    Printing on 24" and 44" rolls


  • Acid free to preserve fine art and photos
  • 100% cotton rag for long term durability
  • Radiant white surface for vivid color reproduction
  • Rich black images for prints with exceptional contrast
  • 255 g/m² basis weight on rolls for versatility
  • Velvet surface for rich details and accurate reproduction
  • Somerset® has always been the first paper choice among serious artists and printmakers. Ever since the 1700s and the days of handmade paper, Somerset has enjoyed a reputation for quality that has continued to grow through the years. Now Epson brings you this old world paper, with an ink jet coating, to meet the quality requirements of the most demanding printmaker. Somerset Velvet for Epson is a 100% cotton, acid-free paper that delivers long-lasting prints when printed with EPSON Archival™ Ink or UltraChrome™ Ink.

    Like all of Epson's innovative media, Somerset Velvet is engineered to give you the highest resolution and color saturation possible. Epson's printer driver software actually optimizes the amount of ink released onto the page, based on the type of paper used. As always, EPSON supplies guarantee EPSON quality.

    UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper

    Printing on 24" and 44" rolls


  • 100% cotton hot press for long term durability
  • Acid free and pH buffered to preserve fine art and photos
  • Natural white, ultra smooth surface for incredible detail and accurate reproduction
  • Outstanding D-Max for prints with exceptional contrast
  • Dries instantly for easy handling with Epson inks
  • Artists and professional photographers require true archival print media in a variety of weights and surface textures for their digital fine art and photography. Now Epson brings you an acid free,100% cotton hot press paper that is coated on both sides for extra versatility. This cylinder mould-made product features an ultra smooth finish on two sides (sheets) that is optimized for Epson Photographic Dye, Epson UltraChrome™, and Archival™ Inks. Offered in a variety of sizes and formats, this fine art paper is not only acid, lignin, and chlorine free, it is also pH buffered with calcium carbonate for a true archival sheet.

    Like all Epson's innovative media, this paper is engineered to give you the highest resolution and color saturation possible. As always, EPSON supplies guarantee EPSON quality.

    NOTE: Actual print stability and longevity will vary according to image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, atmospheric conditions, and post-printing treatments. Epson does not guarantee stability or longevity. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them. (Epson)

    Framing Tips for Photographic Papers (pdf)

    Epson Print Permanance Ratings (pdf)

    Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 g/m2

    White, 100% rag content , smooth surface

    A smooth bright white 100% rag based paper specifically designed to meet the need of photographers or artists using digital photographic output. The heavier 308 g/m2 paper provides the weight of an art paper with a smooth calendered surface, which picks up every detail captured in the photograph.

    The coated side of this paper provides excellent image sharpness and optimum colour graduation.
    The coating also offers a very high level of water resistance.

    Photo Rag is the most popular paper chosen by photographers to create high quality fine art prints. The fine, smooth surface and feel of Photo Rag make this paper very versatile and it is ideal for printing both black and white and colour photographs and art reproductions with impressive pictorial depth.


    Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer, the new improved large format inkjet prints will let you display or sell your work with confidence.

    Keep the original of your valuable image on a DVD or CD.


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