F.A.Q. Your Questions Answered.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get my pictures to you? What if I don't have a digital copy?
Digital photos or graphics can be emailed to or can be brought in person (via USB drive or disc) to our Original hard copies of photos and artwork can be brought in to Niche Digital for scanning (link to scanning services section please).
How large of a file do I need? Does it have to be high-resolution? What type of file format?
Typically, the larger the file the better. Photos and artwork are best printed at a resolution of 300dpi, preferably in TIFF or uncompressed JPG. PSD, PNG, and EPS files work as well, though are often difficult to email due to size. We’ve had luck printing photos for customers from all sorts of sources – professional cameras, amateur point-and-shoot photos, cell phone photos – we’ll do our best to make your images turn out in the best possible way.
All that resolution and file size jargon is way over my head.
No problem! If you are not familiar with finding the resolution of your photos, just give us a call or email your photo and we���ll be happy to sort things out
What is giclée printing and how do I pronounce it?
Giclée (soft “j” sound, rhymes with “bee-clay”) is a work used for any fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers. Giclée can be used to describe the pigments used, the process of printing, and the final print itself.
What does archival grade mean?
Archival grading is based on estimated life span of materials under typical conditions, or how long before the print may fade or otherwise deteriorate. Each material used to create a print has an archival rating – the ink, the paper, and if used, the top-coating. Niche Digital Imaging uses Genuine Epson pigments and papers and EcoSolve aqueous coatings (for canvas prints). The combination of these materials results in an archival grade of 75-100 years as per the manufacturer.
What are gallery-wrapped canvasses? Do I need to frame them?
Our gallery-wrapped canvasses are digital prints that produced on museum-grade canvas and stretched over 1.5” stretcher bars in the same way that one would prepare a canvas to be painted upon.
This manner of wrapping creates tidy “hospital corners” where the canvas is folded and stapled on the back of the stretcher, leaving a wide edge suitable for display without the need for an additional frame.