FLOW is a fine art photographic printing studio. We mix a bespoke approach to printing your work with state-of-the-art technology and a global clientele.
We engage directly with each artist and work hand-in-hand to realise the full potential of every print.
Founded in London by photographer and master printer Alex Schneideman in 2004, FLOW is a leading inkjet print making studio for galleries, photographers, artists and enthusiasts all over the world.
In addition to archival pigment printing we offer drum scanning, Jetrix printing, framing and an exhibition consultancy.
Inkjet prints are the most versatile and archival method of printing available to photographers today.
At FLOW we are expert in the many papers available and know how to make each one work according to its strengths.
Whether you require a single print, a short run of edition prints or a long run of value prints we are expert in helping you get the most out of the medium.
An inkjet print, sometimes referred to as ‘Giclée’, is a print made with pigment inks sprayed on to a coated paper. The coating enables the ink to be absorbed accurately and to prevent it from spreading. The coating is often nothing more than calcium carbonate (chalk) or gloss papers my have a traditional Baryta surface. The coating enables the full expressive power of the inks to shine out without being diminished by absorption.
A print's archival qualities are determined by the combination of the paper and ink. The inks must be pure pigment, that is to say, pure colour that its not ‘fugitive’ (fades over time). The paper must be acid free and can be made of pure cotton or cotton and wood pulp mix.
We are happy to advise you on the various properties of the many papers available.PRICES
Some of the papers we carry as regular stock:
All our papers are custom calibrated and monitored continually.
We are happy to source papers not in our standard range. Please ask.PRICES
We have developed ways of printing that are exclusive to FLOW including the famous PRIMITIVE CARBON PRINT and our 'KODACHROME' LED BACKLIT PRINTS.
Please contact us to discuss how we may apply our exclusive techniques to your artwork.
FLOW makes the finest quality inkjet prints with exceptional attention to detail. In addition to this, FLOW’s founder, Alex Schneideman, has developed a new way of printing black and white prints.
Combining the latest technologies and traditional handmade papers Alex has set a new standard in monochrome printing. A Primitive Carbon print (PC print) is made exclusively on uncoated paper. The resulting prints are characterised by rich blacks, delicate highlights and an organic, ‘living’ quality.
Please ask Alex to show you some examples.
We have developed an exciting new way to make backlit prints that resemble illuminated ‘KODACHROME’ transparencies. Our special process enables us to produce illuminated prints with solid blacks and vivid colours.
The technology allows us to make the prints very thin which can be mounted in almost any frame. In addition they can be dimmed and used as light sources.
PLED light boxes are very versatile and consume very little power.
FLOW offers JETRIX printing which allows prints to made onto almost any surface using the UV LED technology. Using JETRIX you can print on to many surfaces including
JETRIX technology allows printing which is weather resistant and can be applied to many different surfaces for many different purposes. Please get in touch and we will be delighted to discuss all the options with you.PRICES
FLOW has its own framing workshop. We can advise on all forms of mounting, framing and display. From one offs frames to entire exhibitions FLOW can help you by advising and supplying the highest quality mounting and framing.
In addition to providing all types of mounting and framing we offer exhibition curation. This is an advisory service in which we can help you with the following:
Included in our range of framing services are:
We know how helpful it can be to have a partner working with you to get the most from your show. Costs for this service can often be included in the price of printing so please don’t hesitate to ask us about this.
Whether you require the finest quality drum scans, high quality scans for the web or flat artwork copying FLOW is perfectly equipped to provide the highest digital reproductions.
Drum scanning offers the highest level of detail and an absence of ‘noise’ associated with flatbed negative scanning. In addition the benefit of oil mounting (necessary for drum scans) is seen in the absence of scratches and dust.
We use Heidelberg scanners which are regularly maintained for optimum performance.
We offer flatbed neg scans because they offer an economic way of making a high volume of quality reproductions suitable for web and small dimension prints.
The competitive cost of flatbed scans allows the photographer to make more film scans for archiving and recording purposes.
To ensure the best possible printing from film originals FLOW offers an expert negative preparation service.
Corrections are made to:
Badly aged prints can be miraculously restored through a process of scanning and retouching.
Please bring your pictures in and we’ll be able to advise you on how to preserve them for the future.
Our team of expert retouchers includes experts in skin and fabric corrections as well as all manner of beauty retouching.
Our retouchers work on images from the main fashion and beauty editorial titles such as Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Grazia etc.PRICES
FLOW works with our clients in many other aspects of imaging. From art copying to publishing and book design we can help you negotiate these sometimes bewildering and technical aspects of photographic imaging.
We offer a comprehensive print and art copying service. Where appropriate, images are either scanned or photographically ‘flat copied’.
Badly deteriorated prints can be restored if required.
It can be be surprisingly easy to take the first steps towards publishing your work in book form.
We have years of expertise in designing books for single and short run print editions. Using the latest digital publishing technologies we can design, print and bind your work in beautifully printed books.
Please ask for more details.
If you have a plan to publish your photography in book form we can help. We can advise and organise all aspects of the production of your book in including:
We can accompany you through the exacting and exciting process of publishing a photobook through our links to designers, pre-press and the best litho printers.
‘PIGMENTED INK’ OR ‘GICLÉE’ PRINTS
|A Size||MM||TRAD SIZE||COST EA|
|A5||148 x 210 297||5" x 7"||£20|
|A4||210 x 297||10" x 8"||£30|
|A3||290 x 420||16" x 12"||£45|
|A2||420 x 594||20" x 16"||£65|
|◊||510 x 610||20" x 24"||£75|
|A1||594 x 841||◊||£105|
|◊||762 x 1016||30" x 40"||£155|
|A0||841 x 1189||◊||£190|
|◊||1152 x 1189||60" x 40"||£235|
All costs quoted apply to 4 day turnaround. For faster service please add 100% · All costs and details on this price list may be changed at any time without warning.
|A Size||MM||TRAD SIZE||COST EA|
|A5||148 x 210 297||5" x 7"||£25|
|A4||210 x 297||10" x 8"||£38|
|A3||290 x 420||16" x 12"||£56|
|A2||420 x 594||20" x 16"||£81|
|20" x 24"||510 x 610||20" x 24"||£93|
|A1||594 x 841||◊||£132|
|Up to 35mb
ALL COPYING ABOVE A3 WILL BE ‘FLAT COPIED’ AND QUOTED AT AN HOURLY RATE
331 PORTOBELLO ROAD LONDON W10 5SA • 020 207 993 firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10-6. Please note that if you would like to visit please contact us before hand to make an appointment.
Visit Us: We are near Ladbroke Grove Tube Station on the Hammersmith & City line and buses: 52, 228, 70, 28, 18 & 7 all run nearby too.
There is plenty of meter parking in the vicintiy.
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