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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. We value collaboration and embrace experimentation, pushing the boundaries of our professional imaging technologies. As a certified Canson and Hahnemuhle 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. Together, Chris and Hayle bring a passion for their craft and commitment to technical excellence in every project.


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


Loupe, LLC
1757 N Kimball Ave,
Suite 103B
Chicago, Illinois 60647
(in the Kimball Arts Center)
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10am—6pm, Central Time
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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Preparing files

For fine art printing files should be defined in RGB. Our preferred color space is


(download at: www.eci.org). 300 dpi at 1:1 print size is ideal for highest quality. TIF, PSD, PSB, PDF, or JPG formats can be used, although saving a flattened TIF is recommended.

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


We do not publish pricing for a variety of reasons.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


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.


The Broad L.A. - The Diversity Apprenticeship Program Toolbox
Canadian Conservation Institute - preservation and conservation guidelines
Canadian Conservation Institute - agents of light deterioration
The Care and Handling of Art Objects: Practices in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
European Color Initiative- ICC profiles
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
Bruce Lindbloom
RAW camera file repository


The City of Chicago is located on land that is and has long been a center for Native peoples. The area is the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe, or the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations. Many other Nations consider this area their traditional homeland, including the Myaamia, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac and Fox, Peoria, Kaskaskia, Wea, Kickapoo, and Mascouten. Loupe, LLC specifically acknowledges the contributions of Kitihawa of the Potawatomi in fostering the community that has become Chicago. We acknowledge all Native peoples who came before us and who continue to contribute to our City. Our commitment lies in upholding Indigenous rights, promoting racial justice, and fostering cultural equity through our inclusive support of Chicago's diverse arts community.

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Loupe, LLC est. 2017 Chicago, IL
©Loupe, LLC 2022

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