Our Printing Tools and services
Thurston Print Lab creates Fine Art prints on the highest quality materials at the most competitive prices available, using state-of-the-art Color Management to ensure color fidelity, accuracy, and consistency.
We specialize in custom printing of photographer’s portfolios for reviews, competitions, and exhibitions.
Wide Format Printer
Canon’s LUCIA PRO 11-color pigment ink set with a Chroma Optimizer, enables an expanded color gamut achieving stunning color reproduction and image clarity.
COLOR MANAGED WORKFLOW
Custom Printer Profiles
What sets us apart is we create Custom ICC Printer Profiles for all our papers insuring the most accurate and consistent color prints possible and make the acessible to you to allow you to Soft Proof your images before you place your print orders.
Fine Art Media
Our Fine Art Media Prints for Exhibitions and Reviews, use 100% Cotton Rag Archivable or Baryta media and are Optical Brightener Agent free and pH balanced for long lasting prints of exceptional quality.
High quality economically priced non-archivable Photograde media for Production quantities, Student project work, proof prints, visualizing of sequences or narrative projects, and confirming layouts and designs.
Online Chat, Zoom Screen Sharing Sessions, Display Calibration Hardware and Software, Paper Selection and Custom Printer Profiling and Setup, we offer complete Color Management Solutions, Support, and Training for our Clients.
Reprographic Printing of affordable CAD/CAM Arch Sheets either Loose or Bound, Bond or Transparent “Vellum” Bond for Architects, Designers and Engineers.
Delivered Locally Only
What's new at Thurston Print Lab
Canson-Infinity Loves our print lab
Thurston Print Lab is proud to become one of a worldwide network of 150 Canson Certified Print Labs, and the only Canson Infinity Certified Print Lab in San Diego, California.
This program brings together a network of the best printing laboratories from around the world, that meet the rigorous technical criteria established by the Canson Infinity technical team and ensures the highest-quality standard of work.
Becoming a Canson Infinity Certified Print Lab assures you that we use the finest quality materials from Canson and use the best Color Management practices to produce consistent high quality prints on their Media, and that we have met their stringent Print Audit criteria and Inspection Process.
Print Media Prices
Our Print Pricing is very simple, the first 11 Prints, either Individual images OR Duplicate images are all the SAME PRICE.
Get a 20% Discount when your order total combined is of 12 or more prints of any size.
Unlike our competitors, we do not charge a high price for the first print as a setup charge and only discount copies of that Print alone.
Print Media Types
We use the Industry’s finest Inkjet Photo Papers from some of the best paper mills in business for our Archival Pigment Prints.
All of our Fine Art Media are either 100% Cotton Rag, Sustainable Fibers/Cotton Rag Blend or Baryta based,
and Optical Brightener Agent (OBA) Free, pH Balanced, and Archivable for the Finest Quality Exhibition Prints.
Our Photograde Media are Low-Cost alternatives, and equivalent to higher priced Epson branded Papers.
In Fine Art Papers we offer Smooth Matte, Textured Matte, Watercolor Matte, Lustre/Satin, and Glossy Finishes.
In Photograde Papers we offer Bright Smooth Matte and Lustre/Satin Finishes.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Answers to all your Questions about our Products and Services can be found here.
We offer Bordered and Borderless Photographic Prints in the following sizes:
8″ x 8″, 8.5″ x 8.5″, 8.5″ x 11″, 8″ x 12″, 10″x15″, 12″ x 12″, 11″ x 17″, 12″ x 18″, 13″ x 19″, 17″ x 17″, 17″ x 22″, 16″ x 24″, 24″ x 24″, 20″ x 30″, 24″ x 36″, 30″ x 40″, 30″ x 45″, 32″ x 48″, 36″ x 48″, 36″ x 54″.
For Reprographic Services we offer standard 24″ x 36″ ARCH D Sheets
Contact Us for Custom Sizes
Fine Art Media
- Canson Baryta Prestige Glossy
- Canson Platine Fiber Rag Satin
- Canson Edition Etching Rag Textured Matte
- Ilford Cotton Smooth Rag Matte
- Hahnemühle Natural Line Agave
- Hahnemühle Metallic Rag Glossy
- Hahnemühle William Turner Watercolor
- Arista-II RC Lustre Paper
- Arista-II Double Weight Matte Paper
- HP Universal 20 lb. Bond Paper
Download our Custom Media Profiles
All Photographic Image Files submitted for Printing whether Color or Black & White/Grayscale images need to prepared as:
- Adobe98 RGB Colorspace
- 16-Bit TIFF File Format
- None compressed and Flattened
- Pixel dimensions of Print Size and Type
For Reprographic Images save the files from your CAD application as .PDF files for emailing them to us.
Visit our Image Preparations and File Naming Guidelines on our Products Info page.
ABSOLUTELY you must view and edit your Image on a Properly Calibrated Monitor in order to get accurate Screen to Print Matching for Photographic Prints.
Without a Properly Calibrated Monitor, your Prints will appear too Dark because your Monitor is too Bright.
Visit our Monitor Calibration Tutorial in our
Tutorials for How-To Details.
- Order Prints Online* Sign In to your Account, click on the Shop Menu and select your:
- Media Type
- Print Type
- Print Size
- Rendering Intent
- Upload your image(s) to print
- Click Add to Cart
- Choose your Delivery Method
- Pay for your Order
- Order your Prints in person if in San Diego
*Using Chrome Desktop Browser is recommended
We Accept Payments Online or In Person using Debit or Credit Cards.
Checks are not accepted
All Print Orders need to be paid for when Order Placed.
Once your pay for your order we will process it and contact you for how you would like it shipped to you. We will Invoice you separately for shipping as the costs are variable. Shipping is not included in there prices of your prints.
- We recommend putting your prints in a mailing sleeve placed inside of a much larger box to ensure safe transit and arriving undamaged.
- We recommend shipping multiple larger prints in 5″ x 36″ shipping tubes.
- Shipping Costs are weight and distance based
- Typical UPS 2 Day Ground $15-25 in CA, slightly more to US East Coast.
Contact Us for more shipping information.
We are open for business locally M-F, 9AM-5PM and are located in the Central San Diego Metro region.
With the Covid-19 Safe Business Reopening Guidelines in place we can now have face to face sessions here or online consultations.
Use our Contact Us Page to schedule an appointment for an in-person or online meeting.
We offer a variety of ways to help you out from navigating our site to preparing your images for uploading:
- You can Chat/email with us online and the Chat Box should be in the lower left corner of your screen.
- You can use the Calendar on our Contact Us Page to schedule a screen sharing session for any aspect of using our site and/or editing and preparing your images for uploading and printing.