about Color Space
Located in Chicago’s West Town, Color Space Photographic specializes in digital photo services including archival quality inkjet printing, film scanning, and image retouching. We also provide artists’ proofs, fine art exhibition prints and photo documentation for artist portfolios.
Established in 2015 by Chicago artist Nick Albertson, Color Space delivers the highest quality digital photographic products and services around. Whether you are preparing for an exhibition, wanting to restore a precious family photo, or looking to print out smartphone photos, we will work personally with you to assure prompt service and high customer satisfaction.
High quality inkjet printing
Utilizing the Epson Stylus Pro 9890 inkjet printer and Epson Ultrachrome K3 with Vivid Magenta inks, we print on a variety of media, from glossy photographic papers to matte and fine art papers, canvas and adhesive fabric. We can print up to 44" widths. Each image is inspected, resized and/or cropped, and color corrected before printing. One complimentary test print (a strip from the image or the full image scaled down) can be requested. Papers we keep in stock include Hahnemühle Photo Silk Baryta, Epson Hot Press Bright, Epson Premium Luster and Epson Enhanced Matte. Contact us for a full list, as our stock rotates. We also can make special purchases for larger orders or print on customer-supplied media for a reduced price.
We can either scan or photograph your paintings, drawings and other two-dimensional works, either in our studio or yours, using the Epson Perfection V850 Pro flatbed scanner or a high resolution professional camera and dedicated copy stand, with cross-polarized strobe lights and the X-Rite Color Checker Passport to ensure accurate colors. Depending on your needs we can either provide you with high resolution image files or high quality prints.
We have the Epson Perfection V850 Pro, Epson's latest flatbed scanner designed for scanning both negative and positive film up to 8" x 10", providing you with very high quality images, and use ColorPerfect software to ensure accurate colors with beautiful gradations.
Using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop CC, we offer photographic retouching for images ranging from head shots and beauty shots to old family photographs that need restoration. We are able to composite images, remove people and objects from photographs, smooth skin and more. If you have a project, contact us for a quote.
Inkjet prints are charged by the square inch. To determine cost, multiply your height x your width (in inches) x the price.
$0.10/sq in (or $14.40/sqft) for customer-provided papers
$0.12/sq in (or $17.28/sqft) for standard photo or matte paper
$0.14/sq in (or $20.15/sqft) for any of our premium photo and matte papers, adhesive fabric (PhotoTex) as well as canvas (contact for a specific list)
Some common sizes, and their prices:
(Please note prints 5x7" and smaller are a flat rate of $5 each)
All prints receive complimentary file set up and color correction, but sometimes that isn't enough. For more difficult, time-consuming jobs, or to drastically alter an image, we offer retouching services. Our rate is $75/hour in 15 minute increments. Please contact us for a quote for your project.
FILM SCANNING & art documentation
Due to the many variations (size of negative or artwork, desired size of file, setup, travel, turnaround time etc.) please contact us for a quote.
previous clients & projects
We are located in Chicago's West Town neighborhood at 3134 West Chicago Ave. Please contact us before you stop by as we are by appointment only.
Need your prints delivered, locally or nationally? We will ship and courier photographs to your door, office or to your favorite framer.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to set up an appointment.
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If you'd prefer phone, you can call or text (773) 599-1383.