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a loupe (lo͞op) =    loupe
: a small magnifier for inspecting detail




COMPANY


Loupe is a fine art digital imaging and print company working with artists, institutions, and private collections. We offer personalized services to help our clients realize their goals, tailoring our workflow to any project stage.

Loupe is a dynamic fine art digital imaging and print company that works with artists, institutions, and the collector to bring their creative visions to fruition. We offer personalized services and a discerning eye to help our clients achieve their goals, customizing our workflow to fit any stage of the project. Our team values collaboration and embraces experimentation, pushing the boundaries of our professional imaging technologies. As a Certified Canson Print Lab, we adhere to the highest industry standards in all of our equipment, materials, and processes.

Founded by Chris Cunningham in 2017, Loupe has expanded to include Production Specialist Hayle Silva, a skilled technician and BFA in Photography from University of Illinois in Chicago. Chris is a member of various imaging groups and actively attends seminars to stay current on the latest imaging and print technologies. Together, Chris and Hayle bring a passion for their craft and commitment to technical excellence to every project.


POLICY


Loupe is dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive work environment for all of our employees and clients.


CONTACT


Loupe, LLC
1757 N Kimball Ave,
Suite 103B
Chicago, Illinois 60647
(in the Kimball Arts Center)
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Monday—Friday
10am—6pm, Central Time
Saturday
by appointment

Office phone | 773-609-5344
Office email | mail@loupeprint.com

Production Specialist | hayle@loupeprint.com
Director/Owner | chris@loupeprint.com


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FILE TRANSFER





We suggest:


• 16 bit
• Image/Artboard/document dimensions equal to print dimensions
• If resizing in Photoshop, un-check Resample and check native dimensions at 300ppi. Resize to final print dimensions and let ppi fluctuate as needed.
• Color Space: RGB (ProStarRGB/ProPhotoRGB/eciRGB_v2/AdobeRGB1998/Display P3)
• Saved as .TIF/.PDF/.PSD/.PSB/RAW

Please send an email to us at the time of your transfer describing your service request.



PRICING


We do not publish pricing for a variety of reasons. Due to the custom nature of our work, the unique circumstances each project brings, and the current fluctuating global market for materials, we prefer to provide custom quotes for all orders. We work to bring you the best products at the best price.

• We offer quantity discounts when ordering multiples of a similar size
• Current students at any Chicago high school or college receive a 20% discount



CONSULTATIONS


We can offer our experienced opinion on cameras, photo equipment, inkjet papers, software, monitors, storage drives, desktop printers, lighting, and studio tools. Loupe is not sponsored by any company to use or promote products. We support best practices and information sharing within the creative community, please reach out with any questions.



LINKS


Canadian Conservation Institute - preservation and conservation guidelines
The Care and Handling of Art Objects: Practices in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
European Color Initiative- ICC profiles
FADGI
Metamorfoze
ISO:18920 Reflection prints — Storage practices
ISO:19262 Photography archiving systems vocabulary
ISO:19263 Best practices for digital image capture
ISO:19264 Imaging systems quality analysis
ISO:3664 Viewing conditions
IPTC Metadata standards
Society for Imaging Science and Technology
Chromaxion
Bruce Lindbloom
RAW camera file repository







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Loupe, LLC est. 2017 Chicago, IL
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